CPNO needs YOU!

Jul 15 2014

Your neighborhood offers you an opportunity to participate in its future. We have a vacant position on the Board of Directors-Communications Officer. Computer skills a must. Knowledge of website construction, etc a must. Please contact Bonnie Palter (bonniepalter@rocketmail.com) or Ken Edelstein (president@candlerpark.org).

Lots of new apartments and some commercial space coming to CP / Edgewood MARTA lot in 2019

Jul 11 2014

As reported in the AJC yesterday...

Excerpt: "MARTA is moving forward on its latest lease of property adjacent to a transit station for a residential and commercial development. The deal is designed to spur ridership and simultaneously boost the authority’s bottom line.

Invest Atlanta, which helped broker the deal, chose Columbia Ventures to build primarily apartments on five acres that is currently an underused parking lot at MARTA’s Edgewood/Candler Park station.

The first phase of the project, expected to break ground in 2015, will be the building of 200 units of market-rate housing. The second phase will include an additional 235 housing units. At least 20 percent of the apartments will be priced compatibly with affordable workforce housing. There will also be some commercial space for lease. The full project is expected to be completed by 2019."

Read the full story here

Zoning Committee

Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church, McLendon Ave

Epworth Farmer's Market

Date: 
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church, McLendon Ave

Epworth Farmer's Market

Date: 
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church, McLendon Ave

Epworth Farmer's Market

Date: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church, McLendon Ave

Time to stabilize, and improve, the Messenger

Jul 8 2014
Regular Messenger readers surely noticed that we skipped the last two months of publication.
 
Nobody wanted that to happen, and I don’t want it ever to happen again. That’s why I’m proposing at the July 14 board meeting (7 pm, Epworth Church) that we agree to a new arrangement for publishing our neighborhood newsletter.
 
Our neighbors in Inman Park report great success since they contracted with KDA Communications to take over business operations of the Inman Park Advocator. The KDA deal is pretty straightforward:
  1. The neighborhood continues to produce the articles and images — all the editorial content — for its own newsletter.
  2. KDA handles layout, production, printing, distribution, ad sales and ad management.
  3. KDA makes a lot of improvements by, for example, shifting to color and distributing by mail.
  4. KDA gets all the revenues but also takes on all the costs. In other words, the neighborhood neither makes money nor loses money on its newsletter.
A little over a year ago, then-Communications Officer Kate Sandhaus brought the same proposal to the CPNO board and discussed it at a Members Meeting.

Thanks for the cool pool plants, Tony

Jul 7 2014
Posted for Amy Erwin
 
Many thanks to Tony Powers, owner of Intown Ace Hardware on Scott Boulevard, for making the latest step in our pool beautification journey possible. Intown Ace — chosen as the “Coolest Ace on the Planet” from among 4,800 Ace stores worldwide — contributed $200 of plants, soil, and mulch.
 
Volunteers made use of Tony's generosity on by putting spade to earth on Independence Day, In the bed by the entrance, we now have drought-tolerant Knock Out roses and lantana. Inside the pool area, you’ll see big pots of rudbeckias and zinnieas. Volunteer Michelle Hughes also contributed her own patriotic pot of red, white and blue flowers.
 

Candler Parkers respond to pool furniture push

Jul 7 2014
Posted on behalf of Amy Erwin
 
The CPNO pool-improvement crew set a goal last month to raise $1,000 from the community by July 15 — to be matched by a challenge grant from CPNO. As of June 26, contributions totaled $2,400!
 

We’re grateful for everyone’s generosity and have listed the initial set of contributors below. The final list will be posted after July 15, so please keep those contributions coming.
 
We’re now able to place our first order for furniture, which should arrive by the end of the month. This is a durable, commercial-grade product with a warranty that should take us well into the next 10 years.
 
We’are also applying for a Park Pride Grant to obtain funds to complete our furniture purchases. No more sitting on concrete!
 

July Zoning Committee Monthly Meeting - Canceled

The July Zoning Committee monthly meeting is canceled due to a lack of pending applications.  The next meeting is scheduled for August 6, 2014 at the regular time and place.

Date: 
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church; 1561 Mclendon Ave