GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the January 2014 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for Zoo Atlanta.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident.
  • Please reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.  Take conversations into the lobby.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.

Call to Order – 7:30pm

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Reverend Houston Wheeler: Faith Collaborative – Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • 2014 Proposed Budget


  • Please check in or sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • 2014 Bylaws & Mission Statement Sub Committee
  • New Neighbor Packets



  • Updated Treasurer’s report

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update

Grant Park Parent Network

  • Angelique Edwards: Events update
  • Adelee LeGrand: Education update


  • Video Project: Grant Park Stories
  • Oliver Beaudreaux: GPNA Twitter Feed

Economic Development

  • SEABA Soiree: Thursday, 1/23, 12 – 1:15pm, Zoo Atlanta Ford Conference Center, $12

Land Use and Zoning

  • Urban Realty Development: 307 Memorial Drive


  • Abbi Rabenek & Paul Simo: 2014 Tour of Homes

Parks & Recreation

  • Samantha: Atlanta Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)


  • Design Regs
  • Historic Binders
  • Friends of Cyclorama
  • Tip of the month


  • No Report

New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 01/22/14, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Transportation Committee: Wednesday, 01/22/14, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 02/06/14, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • GPNA: 02/18/14, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 02/17/14, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Monthly BeltLine101 Presentation: 3rd Tuesday’s, 6pm, Historical Concepts in Glenwood Park

General Info:

  • When contacting police: Call 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours.
  • Report crimes or tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers 404.577.TIPS
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to or call 678.849.7307. 
  • Tax deductible Sunburst for your home: $50.00 
  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
  • Neighbors support local! Add your business to the Local Business Directory

Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s mission:

Preserve  the historic legacy of our Grant Park neighborhood;
Promote  the diversity of our Grant Park neighborhood today; and,
Protect  the green spaces of our Grant Park neighborhood for future generations to enjoy.