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IPNA March 2019 Meeting Agenda

 

The Inman Park Neighborhood Association Meeting is Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 pm at the Trolley Barn. The meeting agenda is listed below. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Coming to a meeting is the best way to find out what's going on in your community. 

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Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Survey/Update

 

February 26- March 7, 2019, the City of Atlanta hosted public engagement meetings in support of its Renew Atlanta Bond/TSPLOST program prioritization and rebaselining efforts.

The meetings were held at four locations – one in each quadrant of the City. The purpose of these meetings was to inform the public about the program’s status, funding shortfalls, and to receive feedback for consideration in prioritizing the project list. The format for the public engagement meetings consisted of two parts: 1) a general overview was presented by the City’s Deputy COO, Joshua Williams, and Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Interim General Manager, Michele Wynn; 2) small-group breakout sessions were held to provide constituents with a more detailed overview of the three proposed prioritization scenarios and delved deeper into the project list. Constituents also had the opportunity to ask questions, provide suggestions to the staff recommended list, and leave comments for response and/or consideration. Throughout the public engagement meetings, Council President Moore and Council Members Westmoreland, Dickens, Bond, Farokhi, Ide, Smith, Shook, Matzigkeit, Hillis, Boone, Overstreet, and Sheperd attended one or more meetings.

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March Porch Party

The March Porch Party is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Our hosts are Ann and Jeff Cramer at 1054 Austin Ave. All are welcome! Bring your drink-of-choice and an appetizer to share. We'll see you there!

Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Update

This is the follow up letter from Renew Atlanta after last week's public meeting. Please fill out the survey. Under projects you support please select "Complete Streets" and add "Euclid Ave" and "N. Highland". 

On behalf of Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Interim General Manager, Michele Wynn, thank you for attending our first round of Prioritization & Rebaselining Public Engagement Meetings. We know your time is valuable and we appreciate your interest and commitment in helping us during this prioritization effort. 

As we discussed in these meetings, the cost to deliver the full scope of the initial program considerably exceeds the funding available from the Renew Atlanta Bond and TSPLOST revenues. Thus, we are working diligently to transparently prioritize and re-baseline the initial program lists to deliver the greatest impact to Atlanta’s above-ground infrastructure and transportation network with the available funds. Through this re-baselining, we are dedicated to engaging you, the stakeholders, to help inform the process. 

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Porch Party

Porch Parties are back!  February's party will be at the home of Melissa Miller and Thom Abelew, 211 Hurt Street, on February 22, 7:30. Bring the beverage of your choice and a snack to share!

IPNA Volunteer Event

IP Projects at Risk/RenewAtlanta

Funding for RenewAtlanta projects are in jeopardy. The city has a "Prioritization & Rebaselining Initiative" on their website. There isn't enough money for all the projects to be completed. We'll have to fight for ours and we'll need your help. 

For several years our Transportation Committee, headed by Janice Darling, has been working with Renew Atlanta on two projects in the neighborhood. The N. Highland safety improvements from N. Highland to Alaska Ave. and the Euclid and Edgewood intersection.  Both projects have met neighborhood approval and the plans are complete. They only need funding. both plans include bike lanes and crosswalks. The N. Highland one also include loading zones, increased parking and ride share pickups. These safety improvements are part of the complete streets project with Renew Atlanta and are greatly needed. Anyone who has tried to cross N. Highland at Barcelona knows we need safety improvements along this very busy area.   

Two rounds of public engagement meetings will be held. One is this Wednesday, January 22, 1019 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Grady High School and the other one is Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm also at Grady. The more people we have at these meetings supporting our N. Highland Complete Streets Project the more likely we are to get funding. The city needs to know we want and need these improvement done. 

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Little 5 Alliance Committees

The newly formed Little 5 Alliance is now forming committees that will work on improving Little 5. Sign up now. 

Moreland LCI Study/Update


The IPNA will vote on edits to the Moreland LCI Study at the IPNA meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Please take the time to read the study before Wednesday's vote. Here is a link to the edited study

 

Included for reference are the links to the Moreland 5-year plan and the Ponce/Moreland Study. These additional links are included for context in case you want to further know what's ahead for Moreland.

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MARTA Station-Bridge Closure

 

 

Update posted below: 12-4-18

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N. Highland Improvement Plans

Please feel free to comment below on the plan. Janice Darling, head of the IPNA Transportation Committee, is meeting with the city to offer our input and finalize plans. 

See the plan here. 

 

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Gulch Town Hall Info

District 2 Friends and Neighbors, 

I will be hosting a special District 2 Town Hall meeting this Tuesday, October 30th at the Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St. NE 30303) from 7-8:30PM. The sole item on the agenda will be the proposed "Gulch" development downtown. All constituents are welcome!  

I have received many emails and had countless conversations about this issue. As the proposed deal is complex and has changed several times over the last couple months, I thought it might be helpful for residents to have time to learn the current status, ask questions, and provide feedback.

I will do my best to present the objective facts related to the proposal, including the chief arguments from both sides. I'll be inviting representatives from CIM Group, the prospective developer, to answer questions as well. We'll then open things up to a thoughtful, informal Q&A. I hope to see you all there. See additional information below. 

The Gulch
A Quick Overview

The "Gulch" is a 40-acre area Downtown stretching from the Five Points Marta station to Mercedes-Benz stadium. Today, the Gulch lies vacant. It generates no tax revenue and impedes neighborhood or urban connectivity Downtown.

A developer, CIM Group, has been in negotiations with the City to build on the land, with government financial support.



 


As you know, a healthy debate has ensued over the last two months with the details of the deal evolving over time. There seems to be a general consensus that developing the Gulch would be good for Atlanta. Yet, there is concern whether the benefits warrant the size of public investment. The question is whether the deal, in its current form, is the best path forward. 

I look forward to a thoughtful discussion.

Logistics
Getting to the Loudermilk Center

The Center is a block away from the Atlanta Streetcar's Hurt Park and Auburn at Piedmont stops. It is served by a number of MARTA bus routes, including routes 3 and 816. It is also walking distance from the Peachtree Center and Five Points MARTA rail stations. There is a parking deck at the venue, which will validate.

IPNA Oct 2018 Meeting Agenda

The Inman Park Neighborhood Association meeting will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Trolley Barn at 7:30 pm. We also have a pre-meeting at 6:30 pm on the Little 5 Points Moreland LCI Study. We'll answer questions and further discuss the study group amendments to the original report. 

Agenda Summary

  • Announcement of new Nominating, Historic Preservation, and Zoning Committee Members
  • Vote to move November meeting from November 21 to November 28
  • Transportation Plan Updates: North Highland Avenue; Edgewood/Euclid Intersection
  • Hulsey Yards Update
  •  Inman Park Master Plan Update
  • 410 Sinclair - renovations and rear addition
  • 516 N. Highland Avenue - new house
  • 208, 212, 216, and 220 Haralson Lane - certificates of appropriateness
  • Moreland Avenue LCI Update
  • Vote on 2019 Budget
  • IPNA Bank Accounts
  • Discretionary fund vote for Little 5 Points Community Center
  •  IPNA Oct 2018 Agenda
 

Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

 

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2019 IPNA Budget

Here is the proposed budget for 2019. We will vote on the budget on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Trolley Barn. 

2019 Proposed Budget 

 

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Jenkins Metal/Rezoning Application

Thrive Homes is asking for a rezoning to add more townhomes to the Jenkins Metal site. The rezoning docs are below. The immediate neighbors meeting is on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 6:45 pm at the Jenkins Metal site. This will also be discussed at the October IPNA meeting. 

Rezoning Application - 716 & 724 Edgewood Ave FILED_Excerpt.pdf

Pages 28 from Rezoning Application - 716 & 724 Edgewood Ave FILED_SitePlan.pdf

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IPNA Meeting AgendaSeptember 2018

The agenda for the IPNA Meeting is below. The IPNA meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Trolley Barn 7:30 pm. For anyone interested in learning more about the Moreland Corridor LCI report we're having an information session before the IPNA meeting starting at 6:30 pm. Click here to read the report. 

 

The IPNA Agenda will include: 

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Trick-or-Treat Halloween Parade

Info Meeting Moreland Ave Corridor LCI

The Inman Park Neighborhood Association will hold an informational session on the Moreland Ave. Corridor LCI Study Update at 6:30 P.M., an hour before our regularly scheduled 7:30 P.M. meeting, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
 
Please attend to learn more about the intended purpose of the update, how the update could affect our neighborhood, and how the IPNA Moreland Ave. Corridor LCI Study Update Committee is working to address its content. This pre-meeting session presents a good opportunity to learn in depth and to ask questions in a smaller, less formal setting. The LCI update will also be discussed during the regular IPNA meeting that will follow.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Trolley Barn
 
6:30 P.M. Moreland Ave. Corridor LCI Study Update Meeting 
7:30 P.M. Regular IPNA Meeting 
If you have any questions email Jonathan Miller, VP of Zoning IPNA at [email protected] 

Amended Proposed Bylaws

This is the latest iteration of the amended proposed bylaws.  The most recent changes occurred at the August IPNA Meeting. We will vote on this version of the bylaws at the September meeting. 

 

BYLAWS OF THE INMAN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. (IPNA)

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Amended Proposed Bylaws Exec Summary

IPNA Bylaws

Executive Summary of Revisions

 

  1. 5M1: Amended to include the duty of the IPNA Secretary to take notes at the Annual Meeting.
  2. 4C: Amended to specify that immediate neighbors will work with the Zoning Committee.
  3. 7B1: Amended to specify that removal of committee members shall require recommendation of the Board along with a vote of the membership.