Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the July 2015 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. All neighbors eligible to vote can make motions and second them.
  • Please: reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor, take conversations into the lobby, and utilize the acronym sheet/map to follow along effectively.
  • 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?
  • Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • GPPN Update
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Stephanie Warner: Ormond-Grant Park Renovation Update
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • June 16, 2015 Minutes presented
Treasurer - No Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Zone 6 APD update
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • House in the Park Event
Land Use and Zoning
  • Turner Field Update
  • Variance to reduce parking requirements at Ormewood and Confederate from 6 to zero
  • King Middle
  • The Center for Working Families
  • GPNA Scholarship Update
Economic Development
  • Grant Park Gathering: 08/24/2015, 6-8pm, Agave Restaurant
  • CDP-15-012 – Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0 Study
  • Current Certificates of Appropriateness (COA)
  • Historic Design Regulations Re-write
  • Tip of the month
  • Rob Bernier: Mothball Update
Technology – No report
New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 07/22/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 07/22/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 07/27/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 08/06/15, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 08/06/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Economic Development & Fundraising: Monday, 08/11/15, 7pm, Dakota Blue
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 08/18/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Philanthropic Committee: Thursday, 08/20/15, 7pm, Georgia Hill Center
  • GPNA: 08/21/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
General Info:
  • When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • To report City service related issues dial 311.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org
  • 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 | Purchase: www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Like us on Facebook (QR Code); Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at www.gpna.org to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
  • Local Business Directory: www.gpna.org/directory/partners
Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.
GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes