President’s Blog

Volunteer Fair Cancelled

The Volunteer Fair scheduled for Sunday, March 22, at the Trolley Barn has been cancelled.

Announcement Regarding Suspension of March IPNA Meeting

One thing is for sure: Social distancing is totally contrary to the nature of IPNA.

However, in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, IPNA is suspending our March Business Meeting.

Based on a directive received Friday from the City, all NPUs are working to clear their March agendas in order to avoid meeting. NPU-N has asked its member organizations to reach out to their applicants and request deferrals. As a result, we have no zoning applications that need to be voted on this month, and there are also no historic preservation applications.

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COVID-19 Contingency Plans

 

At our IPNA Board meeting on Tuesday, we put into place the following COVID-19 contingency plans:

1)     Next week's IPNA meeting on Wednesday, March 18, will be streamed on Facebook Live. Please join us virtually if you are ill, have been around anyone who is ill, or have decided to forego attending public events at this time. Watch for further instructions on how to join us online if you so choose. The board has decided that although our bylaws do not permit absentee voting, we will make an exception in the interest of helping prevent the spread of the virus. For the March 18 meeting, the following absentee voting rules will be in place:

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MARTA Notice - no Green Line trains at Inman Park/Reyoldstown or Edgewood/Candler Park March 8-15

MARTA Notice - no Green Line trains at Inman Park/Reyoldstown or Edgewood/Candler Park March 8-15

 

MARTA is doing track work between Edgewood/Candler Park and East Lake Stations next week. The Green Line normally turns back Westbound on the section of track being repaired, so during this time Green Line trains will need to turn back at King Memorial. This means Inman Park/Reynoldstown and Edgewood/Candler Park will not have Green Line train service March 8-15. The Blue line will run a normal schedule, but will slow down between Edgewood/Candler Park and East Lake. Please allow extra time when you travel! Read more here: https://itsmarta.com/track-renovation-project.aspx

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APS Meeting to Address Overcrowding in the Grady Cluster

Here is a link to the slides for the upcoming APS meeting to address overcrowding in the Grady cluster to be held at Inman Middle School on February 25, 2020 at 6 pm.

March 11 - MR-MU Town Hall With Commissioner Keane

Good afternoon, all,

I have invited Commissioner Tim Keane of the Department of City Planning, and Keyetta Holmes, Interim Director of Zoning, to join us for a public conversation on MR-MU zoning designation and the City’s intent, expectations, and guidelines for it. All are welcome.

While the conversation may be shaped, in part, by MR-MU zoning in the Old Fourth Ward, other neighborhoods in District 2 will also be invited.

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 11, at 6pm-7:30pm at the new Station 464 Apartment Homes (464 Boulevard NE 30308). A big thank you to Wingate for hosting us that evening.

All the best,
Amir

Amir Farokhi
Atlanta City Council
Councilmember, District 2
404-330-6038
 

Little 5 Points Mobillty Study POP-UP STUDIO

Please drop in for one or more of the sessions.

For decades Little 5 Points has served as a go-to place for anyone looking to experience a unique slice of urban counterculture.  To call it a retail and entertainment destination would be missing the point.  Little 5 Points is an authentic Atlanta experience – one that mixes grit and creativity with underground theatre, cutting-edge music and unique mom-and-pop shops.  While these eccentricities are integral to Little 5 Points as a great place, its public spaces, streets, sidewalks and parking lots are long overdue for improvements.

The Little 5 Points CID and Little 5 Points Alliance are starting an ambitious effort to redesign the “bones” of L5P, with specific focus on Euclid Avenue and overall parking management.  

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February 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

The Inman Park Neighborhood Association Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 7:30 pm at the Trolley Barn. The following items are on the agenda. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided. Food is provided by Hampton and Hudson and Nina and Rafi. 

February 19 Pre-meeting - Senator Nan Orrock will join IPNA at 6:30 P.M. for a screening and follow-up discussion of Suppressed: The Right to Vote, plus a live demonstration of Georgia’s new voting machines

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A Screening of SUPPRESSED: The Right to Vote

 

March 6 Information Session offered by Lifelong Inman Park

A Discussion on the state of Georgia’s Senior Care Facilities

A follow-up on the AJC’s investigative report series “Unprotected”.  The program will look at the issues raised, proposed legislative responses and the on-going need for a collaborative consumer driven response to ensure quality care for all of Georgia’s residents living in assisted living and personal care communities.

March 6th at 10:00 am

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Volunteer Fair, March 22, 3-5pm, Trolley Barn

Please join us at the 2020 Festival Volunteer Fair on March 22 at the Trolley Barn from 3-5 pm.

 

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2020 Inman Park Festival Volunteer Sign Up is Live!

The Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes requires hundreds of volunteers to be successful.  There are 26 areas where you can volunteer for only a 2 hour shift (comes with free beer for the 21+ crowd).  Take a couple hours to help, meet some new neighbors, have fun and feel like you are part of running the best festival in the city.  We are the largest volunteer-run festival in the Southeast!  We need your help.

https://signup.com/group/11769913903124020102

Bleeding Hearts Art Open House

Are you a bleeding heart for local art? Do you love Little 5 Points?

Join the Little 5 Points Alliance for an ART OPEN HOUSE at the Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community located at 1083 Austin Ave NE. If you've never been inside the old 1919 Moreland School THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!! Once a school to over 900 students, the L5PCAC has been home to over 20 arts and community organizations since 1982. More info http://www.l5pcc.org/

+ Over 10 local artist studios open for tour
+ Manga African Dance, Inc. and Gateway Performance Productions performances
+ Horizon Theatre Company tickets for sale to 8pm show ONCE: https://www.horizontheatre.com/plays/once/
+Music by WRFG
+Martial Arts Demonstrations and Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi (TM)
+Family Crafts
+Interactive Art
+Snacks + Drinks offered in studios

FREE | FAMILY FRIENDLY | EVERYONE WELCOME
* Bleeding Hearts Art Open House is part of the Little 5 Point Alliance's monthly program, Weird Wednesday. https://l5pa.com/weird-wednesdays

Dekalb Ave Complete Street Open House

IPNA Tax Reform Committee Proposals

Proposed Homestead Exemptions from School Taxes--Plan A

Retain present Homestead exemption from school taxes (enacted in 2018 and in effect until 2021). Exempts $50,000 of assessed value above the first $10,000.  Everyone pays school taxes on the first $10,000 in valuation; school taxes are exempted up to assessed values of $60,000; beyond that valuation, there are presently no additional exemptions. 

 

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Hulsey Yard Master Plan Vote

As announced at the December meeting, IPNA will be requesting a vote of support at the Jan. 15 IPNA meeting for the Hulsey Yard Master Plan. IPNA, along with Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown, and Fourth Ward Neighbors, organized, funded and guided the study.  With the backing of the four neighborhoods, the plan will be brought to NPU-N for support of its adoption into the City's Comprehensive Development Plan. A copy of the final document can be found here, and more information about the planning process can be found here:  https://hulseymasterplan.com/ .

Plant Trees and Shrubs in Springvale Park


Celebrate MLK Weekend by joining your neighbors to plant trees and shrubs in Springvale Park on Saturday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Meet at the corner of Edgewood and Waverly. All ages are welcome! No experience is necessary! Trees Atlanta and Inman Park Tree Watch will provide both tools and instruction. You should wear closed-toed shoes or boots and clothes that can get dirty. If you have your own work gloves, bring them. Also bring water in a reusable container. If you prefer not to plant, you can fill buckets with mulch. If you don't care for pitchforks, you could volunteer to bring snacks. If baking's not your thing, you can simply ooh and aah as our fabulous neighborhood continues its incredible efforts to return its beloved park to its full glory. Trees Atlanta would be delighted to have you sign up in advance: simply go to http://bit.ly/SpringvalePlanting. Contact Jim Abbot ([email protected], 404-281-0638) with questions. 
Inman Park Tree Watch is also organizing a Leap Day Tree Planting for Saturday, February 29. We will mostly be replacing young trees that have died, but any neighbor interested in leaping into a greener future, by planting a shade tree in your yard or smaller tree along the street, should feel free to contact Jim. Additional details to come. 

Krog Tunnel Closure

The Krog Street tunnel will be partially closed/closed for filming on Jan 8,9&10.  See notice below for specifics on times and the type of closure. While this affects our neighbors to the south more than Inman Park, we want everyone to be safe!

 

Elvis' Birthday Party, January 8, in L5P


Elvis’ Birthday Party in L5P is happening January 8, Weird Wednesday.  We have 3 Elvis impersonators that will be walking around, starting at 4 pm. There will be pizza with Elvis at 5:30 at Cameli's and 6:30 at Savage. At 8 pm the Corner Tavern is having Elvis Karaoke, peanut butter/bacon/banana sandwich special, and a birthday cake.  Please support L5P with your attendance!
 

Beltline Subarea 5 Masterplan

The Beltline team came to the last IPNA meeting and made a presentation about the Beltline Subarea 5 Masterplan and where they currently are in the process.  This was just an announcement for the neighborhoods that make up this particular Subarea. They are still seeking public comment on the draft document which lives on their website at www.beltline.org/masterplanupdates. All meeting materials are up to date on the website at www.beltline.org/meetings.