Local Bike Rack Initiative

Sep 18 2013

An article was recently posted on the East Atlanta Patch website describing the efforts of Candler Park resident Amy Stout and the Neighborhood Planning Unit-N to install bike racks in local neighborhoods. Candler Park's bike racks are located at First Existentialist Congregation and Epworth United Methodist Church. Initiatives like these are important to Mayor Kasim Reed's desire to make Atlanta one of the top 10 cities in the country for cyclists. Read more about these efforts and the results here. Way to be, Amy!

Update on Mary Lin construction project

Sep 18 2013

Today Mary Lin principal Brian Mitchell provided the following update on the Mary Lin renovation project:

Permit update: Traffic, Arborist and Sewer Capacity review is complete and marked as approved.  However Site Development is reviewing the latest revised drawings from the Civil Engineer which was submitted on 09/03/13.  At this pace I do not believe construction will start on Monday, 9/23/13.  It is possible construction could start, a week later, 9/30/13 contingent on receiving the Land Disturbance Permit ( LDP) next week from the City Site Development.

He also noted that he has a request in to view the traffic patterns that were approved; he will pass along information as he is able to get it.

September Messenger - CORRECTION

Sep 12 2013

submitted by David Rotenstein:

Due to an editorial error, the days shown for the headline acts at this year's Fall Fest were incorrect in the print version of the Messenger and an earlier version posted on The lead Fall Fest article should have noted that Saturday night's headliners are Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and Sunday night's headliners are Atlanta's Blues Queens. The editor regrets the error and it has been corrected in the online version, available here.

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

Sep 9 2013

If you've ever been curious about certain aspects of the zoning regulations in Candler Park, CPNO Zoning Officer Mischa Uppelschoten put together this handy FAQ. Thanks much, Mischa!

CP Movie Night This Saturday: Wreck It Ralph

Sep 5 2013

This Saturday evening, September 7, we'll have yet another fabulous Candler Park movie night in the park. The feature presentation will be Wreck It Ralph: (Please note that Ferris Bueller was previously scheduled for this date but changed due to concerns about language.)

The movie will start at dusk, which is around 8 pm, but come at 7 pm for hanging out with neighbors and kids running around. 

Also, save yourself the trouble of making dinner that night. CP neighbor Chris Fitzgerald, co-owner of Uncle Maddio's at Edgewood, will be there selling pizza (thanks Chris!). So bring your blanket and chairs and make an evening of it.

September Messenger - Available Now

Sep 4 2013

The September 2013 issue of the Candler Park Messenger is available now - click here to read it in PDF format.

Candler Park Movie Night Tonight

Aug 24 2013

A quick reminder that tonight is another movie with friends and neighbors under the stars.  

Tonight's feature presentation is Pee Wee's Big Adventure and it'll start at sunset (around 8 pm). Our seed-spitting contest got rained out at the last movie night, so we'll give that another go some time in the 7:00 hour. Tell your pint-sized seed-spitters to bring their game face.

Atlanta Marathon Adopt-a-mile

Aug 22 2013
submitted by Eric Rubenstein
Atlanta Marathoners need your help for their October 27 race through town - and it's a great way to raise funds for your favorite neighborhood association, CPNO! Without funding, there are no Master Plans, no Fall Fests, no nuthin'. So it's important to get as many folks as we can, the widest cross-section of neighbors and friends, to show up to our mile of the Atlanta Marathon on October 27.
CPNO was awarded a mile along the Atlanta Marathon's October 27th race. The race starts at 7:30 AM on Sunday, October 27 - (hot coffee and glazed breakfast treats await).  Of the 26 or so miles involved, we got the closest one to our neighborhood -- Highland Ave from Boulevard to North Ave.  We need a minimum of 15 volunteers at the water stand, and 15 volunteers at the cheer zone at all times (roughly 3-4 hours) - and if we get lots more, we can work out some shifts!
We will be judged by the race producers based on number of volunteers (minimum of 30, or no money awarded), how creatively we're dressed, how loud we can get, how long we stay, how well we clean up, and can even earn a bonus if the runners judge our mile best. If we represent like I know we can, we can't lose.
The money we raise as a result will go toward the creation of a youth road race in Candler Park (or other great fitness activity for our kids - ideas welcomed).  So get the word out and hold the date - October 27 - to show the runners some love and connect with your neighbors at the same time.  Sign up for a shift at the links below, and look forward to seeing you all along the mile!

Register for the Aid station:

Register for the Cheer zone:

Master Plan - Passed!

Aug 21 2013

At the CPNO monthly membership meeting on Monday night, a motion to approve the Candler Park Master Plan passed easily. There are a few steps in the process between approval and formal submission to the City, but it was great to see how many people came out to support the plan's approval. Thanks to the Master Plan Committee and Market + Main for all your hard work putting this together, answering questions, and gathering input along the way.


Hard to argue with that!

Fall Festival Permit

Aug 19 2013

Attached is the permit for this year's Fall Festival. Feel free to bring up any questions you may have at the meeting tonight or by emailing