Help determine how Candler Park should develop! March 2nd meeting at 7 PM at Dr. Bombay's

Feb 24 2011

Interested in deciding how Candler Park develops as a neighborhood? We need your input in the City of Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM at Dr. Bombay's.

Every three to five years the city updates the CDP that’s meant to serve as a 20-year guide for future land use, housing, transportation, community facilities and more. They seek input from residents by requesting that the NPUs (neighborhood planning units) work together to create policies that specifically affect their neighborhoods. Candler Park has not taken part in this planning in recent years, but we are about to have that opportunity once again.

As the NPU-N representative for Candler Park, I am collecting input from residents about policies they’d like to see in place regarding the future of our neighborhood. You don’t have to be an expert in zoning or an urban planner to provide your ideas. Examples of ideas from nearby neighborhoods include:

  • Maintain all of Poncey-Highland’s existing Low Density Residential zoning designations, and specifically, maintain all Single-Family zoning designations.
  • Maintain the Little Five Points Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-1) boundaries to prevent the encroachment of non-residential uses into surrounding residentially zoned areas.
  • Encourage the development of the Memorial Drive edge of Cabbagetown in keeping with the commercial nature of the area and in conjunction with the overall vision of the Memorial Drive/MLK Drive Revitalization Plan adopted by City Council.
  • Encourage mixed use, development and/or re-development of formerly industrial and commercial property along the DeKalb Avenue corridor through Inman Park, enhancing and encouraging compatibility with the “small-town/downtown” character of the neighborhood.

CPNO will be collecting these ideas and creating a list to present to the general membership at the March CPNO meeting on Monday, March 21.

To learn more about the Comprehensive Development Plan, please visit the link below on the city’s website.

If you cannot attend the March 2nd meeting, please send your ideas directly to me by March 4 at