October 2016 NPU-N Update

October 2016 NPU-N Update

By Rick Bizot Ÿ NPU-N Representative for IPNA Ÿ npu.n@inmanpark.org

Notes from the September 22, 2016 meeting: Download the PDF

PRESENTATIONS:

Police Department: Capt. Gorley reinforced that it is good when citizens notify police of suspicious items or activity. MARTA police Sgt. Davis mentioned their “See and Say” app for smartphones.

Fire Department: Capt. Brannan announced that the Atlanta Fire Department will be accepting applications starting Oct. 1, and they will be hiring.

Dept. of Public Works: Dennis Muma reported there has been progress on the new pedestrian signals at the Lake Ave / Elizabeth St intersection.

Parks Department: A representative from the Recreation Dept. announced their after-school programs for kids 5-17 and their Senior Citizen programs. For more information, see their website: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=251

State Senator Nan Orrock announced a town hall meeting re: the Nov. 8 ballot measures on Transportation and Public Education, to be held Oct. 4 (6-7:30pm) at the Grady High School Theater.

Mural Bike Rack Project: Hannah Leathers, Public Art Project Coordinator with the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, announced that 20 bike racks will be installed around the City and adorned with murals. Seven will be in NPU-N, at Fellini's (Candler Park), Candler Park Market, Irwin St. Market, L5P Clothing Warehouse, Outback Bikes, Highland Ave. near Parish Restaurant and at Wonderroot on Memorial Drive.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & OUTDOOR FESTIVALS:

Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook-off & Bluegrass Festival (November 5, 2016, Cabbagetown); event will be similar to previous years; two music stages with bluegrass/Americana; foodie tent (tix via Scoutmob); hours 11-6; chili starting at noon, and usually gone by 1:30. The event is organized by and for the neighborhood organization CNIA; NPU-N Board voted unanimously to support.

 

LICENSE REVIEW BOARD:

Sandeep Kothary, SB Hospitality, LLC (Amara Restaurant, 870 Inman Village Pkwy, Inman Park); New business request for liquor license. Applicant received support from IPNA. NPU-N Board voted unanimously to support.

Luca Varuni (Varuni Napoli Restaurant, 99 Krog Street, Inman Park); New business request for liquor license. Applicant received support from IPNA. NPU-N Board voted unanimously to support.

 

BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT (BZA):

183 Cleveland Ave SE (V-16-181, Reynoldstown); seeking a variance from the zoning regulations to allow each attached garage in a proposed duplex to exceed the maximum 35 percent of its ground floor area to 50 percent of its ground floor area. Applicant did not appear. The project was deferred until the October NPU-N meeting.

440 Candler St NE (V-16-197, Candler Park); seeking a variance from zoning regulations to (1) reduce the front yard setback from 35 ft (required) to 17.3 ft; and (2) to reduce the south side yard setback from 7 ft (required) to 3 ft to allow for a second story addition to a single family house. The project is deferred until the October NPU-N meeting.

195 Howell Dr. SE (V-16-210, Reynoldstown); seeking a variance from the zoning regulation to (1) reduce the front yard setback from 30 feet to 14.9 feet; (2) reduce the western side yard setback from 7 feet to 3 feet; and (3) reduce the eastern side yard setback from 7 feet to 3.0 feet-for a 2nd story addition to a single family dwelling. RCIL supported the application; NPU-N Board voted 5-1 (with1 abstaining) to support.

588 Linwood Ave SE (V-16-220, Poncey-Highland); seeking a variance from the zoning regulation to (1) reduce the northern side yard setback from 7 feet to 18 inches; and (2) reduce the required rear yard setback from 15 feet to 5 feet-for a detached carport structure. PHNA supported the application; NPU-N Board voted 3-1 (with 2 abstaining) to support.

830 Belgrade Ave (V-16-225, Poncey-Highland); seeking a variance from the zoning regulation to (1) reduce the front yard setback from 30 feet to 26 feet and (2) reduce the east side yard setback from 7 feet to 1 foot to construct an accessory structure (open carport). PHNA supported the application; NPU-N Board voted unanimously to support.

 

ZONING REVIEW BOARD (ZRB):

670 Dekalb Ave NE (U-16-020, Inman Park): Applicant seeks a Special Use permit for transfer of Development rights 670-690 DeKalb Avenue. Application deferred at the start of the meeting at applicant's request.

266 Oxford Pl NE (Z-16-056, Lake Claire): Applicant seeks Rezoning from C-1 to MR-3. Application deferred at the start of the meeting at applicant's request.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Candler Park Conservancy Board has a vacancy in the NPU-N spot; interested parties should contact their NPU-N representative to express interest in serving on this Board.

Upcoming applications in Inman Park include the following:
• 670-690 Dekalb Avenue (Special Use Permit for transfer of development rights, 30,000 SF residential floor area to the subject property).
• 900 Dekalb Avenue (Special Exception application to reduce the required off-street parking from 93 spaces to 51 spaces to allow a mixed use development).

NPU-N Executive Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, January through October. the November and December 2016 meeting dates will be: Mon., Nov. 28 and Thurs., Dec. 29, 2016. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Little Five Points Center for Arts & Community, 1083 Austin Ave NE. All are welcomed to attend. Next Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2016.

 

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