President’s Blog

DeKalb Complete Streets Letter of Support

The IPNA voted to write a letter of support for the DeKalb Complete Streets project. There is an emphasis on safety and accessibility. The letter will be sent to Councilmember Amir Farokhi and Tom Weyandt with Renew Atlanta. 

 

Letter: 

The Inman Park Neighborhood Association (IPNA) strongly supports the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street project because it will enhance the safety and accessibility of a primary Atlanta eastside corridor for people who walk, require ADA access, bike, drive, and take MARTA.


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Complete Streets Meeting Monroe/Boulevard

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IPNA May 2018 Agenda

May's IPNA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Trolley Barn, 7:30 pm. 

This month we'll vote on new board members: 

 Beverly Miller to serve as President, Jonathan Miller to serve as Vice President for Zoning, Rick Bizot to serve as Vice President for Planning, and Jeff Oliver to serve as Treasurer.

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Renew Atlanta-Euclid at Edgewood Rendering

Renew Atlanta is proposing changes to the Euclid at Edgewood intersection. Click here to see the rendering.

North Highland Corridor Drawings

At the April meeting Renew Atlanta discussed the improvements they plan to make to N. Highland. Below is the link to those renderings. 

Click here to see the drawings.

IP Merch!

Need a flag so you can fly your IP Pride? They come in 3 sizes and are sold before the monthly IPNA meeting each month on the 3rd Wednesday at the Trolley Barn. Questions? Email secretary@inmanpark.org

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IPNA Bylaws and Summary of Revisions

The Bylaws will be moved to the Bylaws section of the website once they are voted on and approved by the neighborhood. 

IPNA Bylaws

Executive Summary of Revisions

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IPNA April 2018 Agenda

IPNA April 2018 Agenda


Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

Police Officers’ Report

Minutes of Last Meeting


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Earth Day Parade and Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

IPNA March Meeting Agenda

The IPNA meeting will be held March 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Trolley Barn. Below is the meeting agenda. All Inman Park residents and business owners are welcome. On the agenda are plans for the Jenkins Metal site and a liquor license for "The Watchman" coming to Krog Street Market. We'll also get an update on DeKalb Ave from our Transportation Committee. 

 

IPNA March 2018 Agenda

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Tree Planting Honoring Cathy Bradshaw

Tree Planting on March 3 Honors Cathy Bradshaw
On this upcoming Saturday morning, why not slip into an old pair of jeans, lace up your boots, and fill a water bottle? 
Then get yourself over to the home of Jim Abbot and Jeanne LaSala, 946 Waverly Way, by 9:00 AM (earlier if you want a delicious bagel and a steaming hot cup of coffee) to help plant, mulch, and water 75 new trees for Atlanta's best neighborhood!
This year's planting (postponed from January 13) is dedicated to our own Cathy Bradshaw: tireless road warrior; indefatigable neighborhood booster; energetic mother, grandmother, and sister to Inman Park residents; and not least, together with her husband Bo, a founding member of the IPNA Tree Watch Committee. Just before the planting demonstration, Cathy will be honored in brief remarks and presented with a gift of appreciation from the neighborhood. You're very welcome to join us for the ceremony, even if you can't stay for the planting. 
Please note that it's not too late to express YOUR appreciation to Cathy with a donation in support of Tree Watch (check to Friends of Inman Park, c/o Steve Hays, 207 Hurt St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, "Cathy Bradshaw Tribute") or to our wonderful partner Trees Atlanta (please choose the option "Tribute Gift" and add "Cathy Bradshaw" in the comment box). 
Details
When: Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - noon, rain or shine.
Where: 946 Waverly Way (intersection of Waverly Way & Hurt Street).
What: Bring a water bottle and a pair of work gloves if you have them, and Trees Atlanta will supply the rest.
How: Don't worry — we'll show you how to plant a tree. 
Why: Because Inman Park loves its trees!

Villa de Grip IPNA Meeting Format

The IPNA board has adopted the following procedures to facilitate an orderly consideration of the
application to rezone the parcels at 320 N. Highland (Villa de Grip) at the upcoming monthly meeting.
1. The applicant will present their proposal (15 minutes)
2. The IPNA Working Group will present their recommendation (5 minutes)
3. Question and answer period (20 minutes total)
 Residents will be able to ask questions of the applicant or the IPNA working group.
Questions should be actual questions rather than commentary in the form of a question
(as you will note, there is a separate period below for commentary). Questions will be
limited to 30 seconds and answers will be limited to 1 minute.

4. Comments (20 minutes total)
Residents may line up to make comments on the proposal in light of the presentations
and question-and-answers. Each comment will be limited to 1 minute.

5. Vote

IPNA February 2018 Agenda

This month we'll vote on Villa de Grip's rezoning plan. The working group who has been working on the plan with the developers have determined they cannot support the application for rezoning in it's current form. The Villa de Grip site is currently a buffer for residential into the commercial district of the neighborhood. The group feels the project, which will have no residential at all, is too commercially dense and intensive.  The developers want a density that is more than 4 times what is currently allowed. A letter was sent to the developer from IP President Neil Kinkopf citing specific concerns. The letter can be read here in it's entirety.  The format for the Villa de Grip portion of the meeting can be read here. 

Also on the Agenda, we'll update on the Moreland Corridor Report, announce the nominating committee for the board and vote on Ro Lawson for board Secretary. 

 

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Moreland Corridor Report

To view, the report click here. 

Homelessness in Atlanta

Due to expressed interest following the January program on Homelessness in Atlanta, Lifelong Inman Park is offering a follow-up program to focus on two intown agencies offering services and support to Atlanta’s homeless and hungry. We hope you can join us to learn more about how neighborhood churches and others are working collaboratively to offer outreach and help. Additionally, we can learn about opportunities to assist in these efforts. 
DATE: Friday, March 2. 10:00 to 11:30 am. Inman Park Methodist Church
Presenters:
Brad Schweres, Executive Director Intown Collaborative Ministries 
Tony Johns, Executive Director Crossroads Community Ministries”

Inman Park Social

Join us at the Trolley Barn, Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm for the Inman Park Social. Food will be available  for purchase from the Good Food Truck. Free beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided by the IPNA. The Inman Park Festival volunteer committee will be on hand to answer all your questions and give you more information about volunteer opportunities. The Inman Park Festival is one of the oldest volunteer run festivals in the city. Shifts include house sitting for the tour of homes, trash pickup with the best crew around, beer truck shift, and working the stages with the bands. To sign-up for a shift click here

Inman Park Neighborhood Association Committees will also be on hand to discuss the volunteer work they do to keep the neighborhood running. 

Come out and eat some food, drink some beer and chat with your neighbors! We'll see you there! You can RSVP to the event on our Facebook  page

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IPNA January 218 Meeting Agenda

This month's IPNA meeting will be a very important one, though not for the reason most of us would have anticipated.  We will NOT be voting on the application to rezone the Villa de Grip parcels from residential to commercial.  We will, however, be hearing from Scott Ball and Jeff Rader who have been working on a 10-year update to the report on the Moreland Avenue Corridor component of the Livable Centers Initiative.  That's a whole lot of jargon.  The update and report would serve as a plan for the Moreland Ave. corridor, which includes not only traffic and safety management along Moreland Ave. (which are critical in and of themselves) but also planning for development and zoning of parcels within the corridor, such as Bass Field.  A draft of the report can be found  here.
If possible, please plan to attend and participate in this important discussion. 
We will also vote on Ro Lawson as Board Secretary, Vote on 802 Lake Ave.- Type III COA for additions to basement of home and a change of agent liquor license for Kimmie's Bistro. 

IPNA January 2018 Agenda

 

Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

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IPNA January Meeting Agenda


IPNA January 2018 Agenda
Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers
Police Officers’ Report
Minutes of Last Meeting
Announcements
Elected Officials’ Reports 
IPNA Officers’ Reports
President
- Vote on Nomination of Ro Lawson as Board Secretary
- Nominations Committee
Historic Preservation
802 Lake Ave.- Type III COA for additions to basement of home. 
Zoning
 Planning
Presentation by Little Five Points CID on the Liveable Centers Initiative for the Moreland Ave. Corridor (including Bass Field)
Public Safety
Communications
Treasurer
Secretary
Committee Reports
Old Business
New Business
Adjourn

Renew Atlanta Dec Update

Regan Hammond from Renew Atlanta came to our meeting Wednesday night to give an update on the three projects they've targeted. You can see the slides here

Here’s some bullets on where we stand with the 3 projects:

  • Edgewood @ Euclid – We have received traffic and turning moving counts for the intersection and will be adjusting the design a bit based on those.  Those counts will help us determine whether or not the left turn lane from Edgewood to Euclid is needed.  If it is needed, the counts will also tell us how long it needs to be.  The Cycle Atlanta Study recommended no left turn lane, so we needed to do this extra analysis to align our design with that plan’s recommendations.  We are going make some small adjustments to the new crosswalk/ped refuge island design and how we accommodate bikes traveling from Euclid to the Edgewood westbound bike lane.  We also updated the cost estimate to reflect the latest unit cost for hex pavers.
  • Irwin @ Krog – The Dept. of Public Works is replacing the crumbled sidewalk on the south side of Irwin between the Beltline and Krog.  Demo of the old sidewalk is starting this week and reconstruction will begin right after the new year.  They will also upgrade all of the ped ramps at the intersection to be ADA compliant.  The Renew Atlanta funding will be used to mill, repave, and restripe Irwin between Waddell and Auburn after the sidewalk/ramp work is complete.  The cost estimate has been updated to reflect this.
  • N. Highland – We received 2 draft concept options for traffic calming, ped crossing, and traffic control at the ped crossing from our study consultant.  I’ve included those drafts in this presentation, but we do not yet have cost estimates.  These concept options are being reviewed internally and will be slightly tweaked a bit before being brought to the public in late January/early February for comment.  We’ll then select the preferred concept and finalize design by late February/early March.  This particular improvement has additional funding (Impact Fee - $100k) to supplement the Renew funding for construction.

City Zoning Proposed Quick Fixes


Z-17-93 or the “Quick Fixes, Phase 1” of the Zoning Ordinance will be added to all NPU agendas for December 2017 and January 2018. To ensure those NPUs not meeting in December or January have an opportunity to review, the earliest ZRB hearing date would be in February 2018. To read about the proposed zoning changes click here. 

To read more about zoning in the City of Atlanta go to www.zoningatl.com .