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Neighborhood Meeting-Jenkins Metal

The developers of the Jenkins Metals site, Thrive Homes, has scheduled a meeting for the neighborhood to learn of and discuss its plans.  Their email to IPNA reads, "Thrive would like to invite Inman Park neighbors to an informational meeting to begin a discussion about Thrive’s vision for the Jenkins Steel property and get everyone’s feedback and concerns."   
The meeting will be at Little 5 Points Community Center on Monday November 13th at 6:30pm. 
This site is crucially important.  Its proximity to the Beltline means that what gets developed there will influence how we all experience that vital feature of our neighborhood.  The site also occupies a defining piece of geography.  It defines the transition from the denser mixed commercial/residential developments that exist along the Beltline corridor (Krog Street Market, the Alexan, etc.) to the quieter and less dense residential areas.  What ends up being built here will have a significant impact on the character of our neighborhood.  If you can, please plan to attend the meeting.

IPNA November Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

  2. Police Officers’ Report

  3. Minutes of Last Meeting

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Woman Robbed at Gunpoint

Last Wednesday, Oct 25, around 8:30-9pm, a woman was robbed at gunpoint near the corner of Elizabeth St and Euclid Ave.  After getting a ride to her car and while opening her car door, a black sedan pulled up beside and slightly behind her.  The victim reported that she felt a tug on her purse and turned to see a black male pointing a black pistol at her.  He said nothing and then grabbed her bag and got into the sedan, which made a U-turn and headed east on Euclid Ave.
APD officers and a robbery Investigator responded to the scene.
 
The suspect with the gun was described as male, light-skinned, 5’9 or 5’10, in his twenties wearing a fur hat and black clothing.  
 
This information was provided by Sgt Tom Soukup who is part of the APD Critical Incident Training Unit and the Supervisor of our Inman Park Security Patrol.  
 
If I find out any additional information, I will post as I am able.  If anyone in that area has cameras that show that end of Elizabeth, please check the video from last Wednesday and contact APD if you have something that could be helpful.
 
Please be careful out there.
Thom Abelew
VP of Public Safety
Inman Park

IPNA October 2017 Meeting Summary

Inman Park Meeting October 2017

 

Officer’s Report

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Going Away for Feig-Sandoval

Come celebrate Danny & Lori, and their immeasurable contributions to Inman Park before they head out to Colorado!

Trolley Barn, Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

BYOB and Gotta Have it Food Truck (cash, credit, til the food runs out)

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IPNA October 2017 Meeting Agenda

IPNA October 2017 Agenda


  1. Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

  2. Police Officers’ Report


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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. 

IPNA September 2017 Meeting Summary

IPNA September Meeting Summary

 

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IPNA September 2017 Meeting Agenda

IPNA September 2017 Agenda

 

  1. Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers
  2. Police Officers’ Report                                  
  3. Minutes of Last Meeting
  4. Announcements
  5. Elected Officials’ Reports
  6. IPNA Officers’ Reports

 

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Inman Park Social

Join the Inman Park Neighborhood Association and it's 21 volunteer committees for our first ever Inman Park Social! We'll have food trucks, free beer and wine, live music and opportunities to get involved in your community.

Inman Park is a walkable neighborhood with historic homes, friendly neighbors, delicious food, locally owned retailers, and public art. Communities like ours don't happen organically.  They happen because hundreds of neighbors donate their time and talents to continually create and maintain Inman Park. Donate your time and talent to one of our committees. Commitments aren't a full time job. Donate what time you have and offer your expertise. 

Volunteering is also a great way to get to know your neighbors. Your home is in Inman Park, become part of your community. Inman Park is more than a location. 

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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

Buy Wine Stroll Tickets Friday!

BeltLine Wine Stroll Tickets Are on Sale!

The link to purchase tickets can be found on the BeltLine Wine Stroll Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/BeltLineWineStroll/  Buy your tickets soon! The Wine Stroll benefits the Inman Park Security Patrol and Springvale Park, generally sells out quickly.

Participating venues include: Barcelona, Fritti, Ladybird, Hampton & Hudson, Bread & Butterfly, Bill Hallman, Made Again, City Issue, Amara, Serpas, Two Urban Licks, The Albert, Parish, King of Pops (the window location on Elizabeth and Bernina), The Atlanta Bicylce Barn (formerly BeltLine Bicycles), The Collective, The IceBox, and the VIP location, VinoTeca.

August IPNA Meeting Summary

Here is a summary of last night's IPNA meeting at the Trolley Barn: 

Police Report: Police remind residents to call 9-1-1 first if there is an issue to report. Police say they notice a reduction in crime in the neighborhood. They say that robbery clean-up rates are in the 30% which is above the national average. 

Vagrancy and drug use in Little Five Points was discussed. Police say they continue to work on the issue.

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Making Our Parks People Places

Mark Your Calendars!

How can we ensure that our environment supports and encourages healthy lifestyles? What benefits can parks and park access have for public health?  Dee Merriam, a nationally recognized expert, will provide answers to these questions and to any question you may have.  Join your neighbors at the Trolley Barn on September 14th at 7:00 for dessert and coffee followed by Ms. Merriam’s presentation at 7:30.  This event is sponsored by Tree Watch and Lifelong Inman Park. 

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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IPNA August Meeting Agenda

IPNA August 2017 Agenda


  1. Welcome & Introduction of Newcomers

  2. Police Officers’ Report


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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 cooper@jonespierce.com. 

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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Vila De Grip Redevelopment Proposed

Major Development Proposed at 320 N. Highland
The owners of the parcel located at 320 N. Highland, the building known as Villa de Grip, have proposed a major development.  In addition to renovating the existing building, the owners plan to add two new buildings to the site.  Under the plans, the existing Villa de Grip building would be renovated to house a 5,000+ square foot restaurant on the ground floor and to provide 5,000+ square feet of office space on the second floor.  A second, three-story building would be built with another restaurant on the first floor and office space on the two upper floors.  Finally, an additional building would be constructed with a three-level parking deck and two additional floors of office space above.  In order to facilitate this development, the owners have filed an application requesting the City to rezone the parcel as commercial (C-1) instead of it present zoning classification as residential (RG-1).  In total, the proposed project would yield over 8,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space and over 34,000 sq. ft. of office space plus 135 parking spots.
The architect for the project, Cooper Pierce, will present the proposal for a vote at the next IPNA meeting in August.  In order to facilitate our consideration of the proposal, we are posting the site plan and proposed elevations as well as the application and a chart, provided to us by the architects, that compares the existing zoning classification with the proposed reclassification.
Click here to see full plans of the project. 
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