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August IPNA Meeting Agenda

The August IPNA meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the Trolley Barn, 7:30 pm. Below is the full meeting agenda.

IPNA August 2018 Agenda

 

Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

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Renew Atlanta-Updated Euclid/Edgewood Intersection

At the July meeting many people wanted a bike lane that continued through the newly designed Euclid Ave and Edgewood Ave. intersection. IPNA Transportation Committee Head, Janice Darling, passed along our wishes and it has now been added. Here is the updated intersection, including the bike lane. Click here to see the image.

Proposed Bylaws and Executive Summary

There is an updated Executive Summary and Bylaws for your review. If you have any proposed changes please email [email protected] The bylaws will be discussed at the IPNA meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. They will be voted on during the IPNA meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Click here to read the Executive Summary. 

Click here to review the proposed Bylaws. 

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July IPNA Meeting Agenda

This month's meeting will be held this coming Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:30 pm at the Trolley Barn. Ben and Jerry's will be handing out free ice cream samples to in anticipation of their grand opening.
We'll be discussing the following items: 


 - Ute Banse: Request of Letter of Support for Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community Re: Citations for Code Violations

- 951 Edgewood Ave.: Type III

- 220 Haralson Ave.: Type III

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Public Hearing-2018 Millage Rates

Millage Rate Meeting

New Trash Day for Inman Park

Atlanta Public Works is changing the trash pick up schedule for Inman Park beginning July 9, 2018. Click the link below and enter your address to find out your new day. For example, my new trash day is Friday. My previous day was Monday. For me my trash will be picked up on Monday, July 2nd and not picked up again until Friday, July 13, leaving a 10 day time period when no trash will be collected. 

https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-solid-waste-services

UDC Decision/Euclid at Austin

The UDC Economic Review Panel vote to deny the application for the Type IV certification for 1034 Euclid Avenue. The panel stated four reasons for their denial including that the property can earn a "reasonable economic return as is".

To read the full decision by the UCD click here.

Complete Streets Meeting Monroe/Boulevard

Monroe

Renew Atlanta-Euclid at Edgewood Rendering

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

Earth Day Parade and Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

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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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.

Parking Meters Proposed for Inman Park

The City of Atlanta’s Office of Transportation has informed the NPU that it intends to install parking meters along a number of commercial districts within Inman Park.  The Office has distributed a matrix that lists the impacted streets and a map showing some (but not all) of the locations where they plan to install meters.  The matrix and map are attached. 

At the last NPU meeting, the Office of Transportation’s representative emphasized that they do not intend to move forward without input from the neighborhood.  The Office will attend our next IPNA monthly meeting to present their proposal and to receive neighborhood comments.  If you have questions or concerns, please plan to attend the Meeting Wednesday October 18 at 7:30 at the Trolley Barn.

Click to see the map of parking meters.

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Jenkins Metal Meeting Cancelled

Thrive Homes, the developers of the Jenkins Metals site, have decided to cancel the meeting that had been scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, September 27) at the Trolley Barn.  I believe that they have come to understand that their initial site plan did not comply with our Historic District Regulations and they are now undertaking to redesign the project with these requirements in mind. The developers have not yet rescheduled the neighborhood meeting.  As soon as IPNA gets word on this, we will let the neighborhood know. 

Jenkins Metal Site Condo Development Proposal

Proposed Condo Development at the Jenkins Metal Site (716 Edgewood)

 We have received notice that a developer, Thrive Homes, is proposing to build a condo complex on the Jenkins Metals site, which extends from Edgewood Ave. along the east side of Krog all the way to the Krog Street Market.  The developer has reserved the Trolley Barn for September 27 at 6:30.  They plan to present their plans for anyone who is interested and to receive neighborhood input.  This is not an official immediate neighbors meeting or full neighborhood meeting.  There will be no vote.  The session is purely for the developer to share their plans and receive comments.  

The development will require the parcel to be re-zoned from commercial (its current designation) to residential.   This means there will be an opportunity to vote down the road.  The site plan and application for re-zoning are posted on the Inman Park website. Click the links to see the development plan and zoning application

Road Closure Announcement

  • Letter from Rockline Pipeline and City of Atlanta announcing the closure of Waverly Way between Edgewood and Euclid from August 16 for approximately two weeks. 
  • The Department of Watershed Management will perform emergency repairs along Waverly Way NE, resulting in a temporary road closure to through traffic between Euclid Avenue NE and Edgewood Avenue NE. Construction is scheduled to begin August 16 and last approximately two weeks.

    Signs will be posted to guide motorists around the construction zone. If you park your vehicle on the street, it may be necessary for you to find alternative parking while this work takes place. Residents will have access to their homes at all times during the road closure.

    Detour is as follows: from Waverly Way NE onto Edgewood Avenue NE to Elizabeth Street NE, then Euclid Avenue NE and back onto Waverly Way NE.

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Public Meeting-Little Five Points Redesign

Do you love Bass Field? Do you love Little Five Points? Plans are underway to redesign Findley Plaza in Little Five Points with Renew Atlanta funds. The Little Five Points Commercial Improvement District’s (L5PCID) Findley Plaza Redevelopment Committee will conduct two community input meetings on the following days, times, and location. Show up and voice your vision for Findley Plaza and Bass Fields. 

Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 am to noon in the Sevenanda Community Room (the downstairs of 467 Moreland Ave)

 Wednesday, August 16th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Sevenanda Community Room (the downstairs of 467 Moreland Ave)

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Villa de Grip Meeting 8.3.17

Neighbors came out to hear more about the Villa de Grip proposed plan and zoning change Thursday night at Regina Brewer's home. Brewer hosted an informal meeting with architect, Cooper Pierce, to give neighbors an opportunity to hear about the project before it goes to a vote at this month's IPNA meeting. Neighbors were vocal about the high volume of new traffic they say the development would create, along with increased danger to pedestrians trying to cross North Highland at Elizabeth. Neighbors also expressed concerns about people turning into the would-be parking garage from N. Highland, an entrance that would be roughly 35-feet from the stop sign at N. Highland and Elizabeth. Residents said that N. Highland is always backed up to Caramel St. at night and the new development would only further back up the already strained intersection. 

Pierce said the owners would be open to a traffic study but doubted a light would much of a difference as the traffic problems go deeper and fall under the city's purview. In response to the neighbors concerns over the massive scale of the development, Pierce opened the floor to suggesstions from residents on what would be acceptable. Pierce said is neighbors have ideas they could email him at [email protected] 

At the upcoming August IPNA meeting, neighbors are scheduled to vote on two seperate issues in regards to the Villa de Grip property. First will be  a vote on whether or not to combine the two lots purchased seperately into one. Second, will be to vote on whether or not to change the zoning of the building from RG-1 (multifamily residential) to C-1 (commercial). 

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