We hope to see you tonight!

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • Please turn all cell phones to off or at least vibrate.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.
  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.
  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn. We practice discussions in this meeting, NOT conversations.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.
  • Please use the acronym sheet and neighborhood map provided on the lobby tables to follow along with the discussions.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Officer Reports

  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)
    • Grant Park Conservancy (www.GPConservancy.org)
    • Grant Park Parent Network Update – Holly Wilhelm (www.GrantParkParents.org)
  • Grant Park Schools
  • Grant Park Neighborhood’s Park Happenings
    • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December
    • 2017 Grant Park Criterium – 08/19 – www.grantparkcriterium.com
    • 2017 Summer Shade Festival – 08/26 & 27 – www.summershadefestival.org
    • House in the Park, September 3rd, 12 – 8 pm
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    • Sunday in the Park, October 1st, 12 – 6 p.m
    • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, October 20 – 28, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; (Sub-) Committee Chair contact information is on left margin
  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word
  • April, May, June and July Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)
  • Report
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD updateR  Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012,
    • Neighborhood Watch Update
    • House in the Park traffic alert, September 3rd, noon to 8 pm.
    • Citizens’ CourtWatch Annual Training is being held this Saturday, August 19 from 10-2. Register at :http://CourtWatchAnnualTrainingAugust.eventbrite.com
  • Nicholas House – Norma Nyhoff
  • GPNA Annual Sponsorship Nicholas House Adopt-a-Room
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
Economic Development
  • Grant Park Gathering Update
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!
  • Sponsorship Package update. Businesses, please become a sponsor! Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Mothball 2017 set for 11/11/2017 at the GP Rec center. Volunteers need to contact Nikkia or Homer Hammonds at [email protected]
Homes & History
  • Committee meeting time change
  • Design regulations update
  • Preservation tip of the month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Downtown Atlanta Master Plan: Greg Giuffrida, Memorial Drive Corridor Executive
  • Z-17-052: Corner of Elloise and Killian  RG2 to MR3
  • Z-17-056: 701 Memorial Drive Rezoning parcel from unbuildable R5 to R-4B (Not in SPI-22)
  • Z-17-53: 385 Grant Circle – Down Zoning from Industrial to Mixed Use Townhomes I1 to MR4-A
  • Z-17-032: 350 Memorial Drive , Rezoning of SPI-22 from Sub Area 1 to Sub Area 2
Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Technology Committee: Every Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., 393 Ormond St.
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab
  • Homes & History Committee: Every 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
General Info:
  • If You See Something, Say Something™: When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404-371-5002.
  • To report City service related issues, dial 311.
  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press: eMail MS Word format documents to [email protected]
  • Get a sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase at 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

GPNA Meeting Agendas