December 14, 2019

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2019 Elections for GPNA Steering Committee The 2020 GPNA Officers and Chairs elections will be held in this month’s meeting. The only voting will be for the President position, as the other positions that are currently filled will continue. Those positions are Treasurer Michelle Botwinick, Economic Chair Samantha McKinlay, Home & History Chair Paul Simo, Land Use & Zoning Chair Rick Hudson, Public Safety Chair Chris Newman, and Technology Chair Stephanie Warner.
The President position voting is only for the current President Dr. Michelle Kirby or the former Fundraising chair Laura Keen.
Eligibility to vote requires that a member has attended at least 1 prior GPNA general membership meeting and that the member shows their ID to get their ballot. It is strongly encouraged that you show up 30 minutes before the meeting so that the GPNA Steering Group may check you in to get your ballot and elections rules. Voting is allowed between 7:10pm and 8:00pm.
We hope to see you all at this month’s meeting.


 
  GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2019 October Date:                      October 15, 2019
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GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 We would like to clarify one of our agenda Items for this month's meeting on 11/19/2019.  The subject of neighborhood parking permits is an information only post.  We are going to start having meetings on this topic in 3rd quarter of 2020.  We are doing this because we want to have actual data and experiences to inform our requests to the city.  Please email [email protected] to stay in touch and up to date as time approaches.
 


 
  Closer Look: MARTA and the ATL Talk Regional Goals; BeltLine Rail Now Calls for Faster Transit Timeline; Soccer In The Streets Opens East Point Pitch Metro Atlanta is slated to add 3 million people by 2040. Without more rail to move them around, "The city won’t be an enjoyable place to live.” Thanks to WABE's Rose Scott for having #BeltLineRailNow co-chair Patty Durand on today to talk transit, along with MARTA chief Jeffrey Parker and Chris Tomlinson of The ATL. Nice to see a news outlet taking a deep dive into the subject.

 
 
 
 
Atlanta Beltline Front Page BeltLine Master Plan Updates Announced Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) held a study group meeting on July 31 at Church of Atlanta Lighthouse on Boulevard. The purpose of this meeting was to present the findings from the open house that was held in April of 2018 and receive your feedback on the draft recommendations for land use (e.g. mixed-use, housing, commercial services), mobility (e.g. trails, sidewalks, bikes, transit), parks, and greenspace in BeltLine Subarea 3.
- By Jenny Odom


 
  Grant Park Lantern Parade returns for ninth year to kick off Halloween Moved to November 1st. 6pm to 10pm. This free event is open to everyone with a lantern and will be led by the Black Sheep Ensemble and Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Those lanterns you created last month for the parade on the Beltline can be pulled back out and taken to Grant Park. For the ninth year, Grant Park’s Halloween Lantern Parade will wind its way through the park.

 
 
 
 
GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct




  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of 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

 
  Touring the Beltline’s recently opened Southside Trail: key takeaways (and 26 photos) Tips for navigating a Beltline corridor—now officially open to the public and structurally safer!—that’s been cleared of its railroad bones.
By Josh Green


 
 
  GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct




  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of 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

 
 
 
 
ZOO ATLANTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FORMS NEW DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE Zoo Atlanta announces the formation of a new Board of Directors committee that will be focused specifically on one of its core values. The new Diversity and Inclusion Committee will take Zoo Atlanta’s existing commitment to equal opportunities to a new level by identifying exciting new ways to incorporate diversity across all aspects of the organization.

 
  GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 We hope you can join us tonight.

 
 
 
 
GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2019 June Date:                      June 18, 2019
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  2019 Public Notices of Assessment Real property notices of assessment were mailed on June 18th. The deadline to file appeals is August 2, 2019. Visit our Helpful Information page to learn more about property assessments.

 
 
 
 
Opinion: More MARTA must get more creative, faster Since Atlanta voters agreed to raise sales taxes to fund more transit three years ago, MARTA and the city of Atlanta have been trying to reconcile a long list of projects with a short pile of cash. We don’t envy them. Nearly 20 years after the last rail stations were built, we need all the projects on the More MARTA list – improved bus service, crosstown bus rapid transit lines and light rail – and we need them now.

 
  Start - Erskine Fountain This weekend, the Friends of Erskine are having a fundraiser at the Grant Mansion to raise more funds, so we hope you can join us for a night divine to support the Erskine! Bites, spirits, live entertainment, silent auction, and lots of good folks like you.

 
 
 
 
Point of Interest - Atlanta Preservation Center The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy. Throughout its operation the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) has worked to make a richer environment in the City by advocating for Atlanta’s historic resources. They have sought to bring an awareness of the existence and value of a diverse range of treasures and to propose ways in which they can be made viable assets for use and purpose in the life of the City.

 
  #1 - 348 Ormond St SE Mike Schatz didn’t have a lot of renovating to do when he moved into his 3-2 Victorian on Ormond Street more than 16 years ago. Good thing. Not only did he have two kids – 2 and 6 –but his creative energies were more aimed toward other forms of drama. Who has time for arguing with contractors – much less hanging trim or laying tile – when trying to focus on writing plays, doing voiceovers for shows like Archer and Aqua Teen Hunger Force where he played the character Emory and was the voice of the Atlanta Braves for over 10 seasons.

 
 
 
 
#2 - 474 Park Ave SE Carl and Rob began their love affair with historic homes in 2003 when they purchased their first Grant Park project on Ormewood Avenue. Six years after fully restoring the home, they were ready to find their next Grant Park “diamond in the rough,” so in the summer of 2009 they sold their Ormewood home and purchased this 2-story, 5-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian in immaculately original condition (the previous owner had a penchant for historic preservation).

 
  #3 - 455 Park Ave Danielle and Thomas Philipose did not grow up down South. She’s from Paducah, Kentucky and he’s from Denver. But this couple has fully embraced a hallmark of Southern life: front porch hospitality.

 
 
 
 
#4 - 476 Bryan St Larry and Lyn Montagne must have had to look hard to see the beauty in the Victorian on Bryan Street when they bought it in 1981. The house not only had gaping holes through the roof and floors but it had legal action against it from the city. The Montagnes knew with the right effort (sweat, sawing and hammering) they could turn it into an abode warm enough to eventually raise three children.

 
  #5 - 361 Park Ave A light & bright theme has always been the couple’s aesthetic, carrying their “All White” exterior from their last home to this new renovation. Alison being a Realtor @ Adams Realtors since 2006, having an interior design practice as well, knew just how lucky she was when she found this home prior to hitting the market that had only two families as owners prior to them.

 
 
 
 
Tour of Homes Volunteers Needed! Greetings Grant Park Neighbors,
 
It’s that time of year again for the GPNA Spring Tour of Homes. This is our 45th 


 
 


Upcoming Events
Grant Park Candlelight Tour & Artist Market, Dec. 14 & 15
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 6 PM to 10 PM
Grant Park Homes and History Committee Meeting
3rd Monday of Month 7 PM - 8:30 PM until Jun 22, 2020 
Monday, Dec 16, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
GPNA General Meeting
3rd Tuesday of Month 7:30 PM from Dec 17, 2019 until Sep 15, 2020 
GPNA Technology Committee Meeting
5th Tuesday of Month 8 PM - 9:30 PM from Dec 24, 2019 
NPU-W Transportation Committee Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM from Dec 25, 2019 
Joint NPU-W and GPNA Public Safety Committee Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM from Dec 25, 2019 
NPU-W General Body Meeting
4th Wednesday of Month 7:30 PM from Dec 25, 2019 
SEACS Meeting
4th Thursday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM from Dec 26, 2019 
GPNA Transportation & Land Use and Zoning Meeting
3rd Thursday of Month 7 PM - 8:30 PM from Jan 2, 2020 
NPU-W Land Use & Zoning Meeting
1st Tuesday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM from Jan 7, 2020 
GPNA Steering Committee Meeting
2nd Monday of Month 7 PM - 8:30 PM from Jan 13, 2020 until Nov 9, 2020 
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