Zoning Committee meeting

Agenda:

1. Applicant seeks a variance from the zoning regulations to reduce required half depth front yard from required (17.5) feet to 15 feet.

Date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth at Candler Park, 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307

Grady High School Day at Barnes & Noble in Edgewood

From Lisa Taft, Media Specialist, Grady High School:

On Sunday, December 9th, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Edgewood Shopping Center will host a book fair to benefit the Grady High School Media Center.  Barnes & Noble will donate 10% of all in-store sales from 10am until 9 pm. The offer will also extend to online sales from December 9th through the 13th.  (In-store customers should mention Grady at the register and online customers should use the voucher code 10879203). This a great opportunity to buy that book or CD on your list and help us raise funds to improve the library collection at Grady! For more information, contact Ms. Taft at 404-802-3034 or   taftl@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
*Sales do not include gift cards, eReaders, digital content, or food items from the in-store Starbucks.
 

Date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 10:00am
Location: 
Barnes & Noble in Edgewood Shopping Center -- 1217 Caroline St. at Moreland Ave. 30307

Carols and Piano at Epworth

All Candler Park neighbors, friends, & family are invited to an hour of "Carols & Piano" at 7 pm, Thursday, Dec. 20, at Epworth United Methodist Church (McLendon Ave. across from the Candler Park gates).  The free program will be held in the sanctuary with a guest pianist.  It's entirely carols (not a worship service).  For questions, call Pat Singer, 404-653-7354, or email office@epworthatcandlerpark.org.

Date: 
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Epworth Church - 1561 McLendon Avenue

Inman Frosty 5K Benefiting Inman Middle School

Come out and walk/run this year's Inman Frosty 5K on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 am. The race starts at Inman Middle School, travels along the BeltLine, and finishes back at school. It's a nice level course for the most part and benefits our kids/teachers in middle school.

K-12 kids can sign up for just $10! Password for kids is "eagles" on Active registration page. Just want to help? Gladly accepting volunteer love as well. All details at www.InmanFrosty5K.com.

REGISTER FOR THE RACE HERE!

Share with your friends!
*Christmas tree lot at Inman will be selling trees as well.

Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am
Location: 
Inman Middle School - 774 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Additional agenda item November 19 meeting

Nov 14 2012

The following item will be added to the agenda for a vote from the membership: The neighbor on 1521 McLendon has applied for a variance from the zoning regulations to reduce the west-side yard setback from 7tf required to 3ft to allow a detached accessory structure (carport).

CPNO Annual Meeting November 19 at 6:30 pm

Nov 14 2012

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization annual meeting is Monday, November 19 at 6:30 pm. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

Reminder, we have free child care available!

Thank you to The Wrecking Bar for refreshments this month. Please say thanks to owners Bob and Kristine Sandage who live nearby in Inman Park.

On The Agenda

  • 2013 CPNO board elections. See the proposed slate here. To vote, you need to have registered as a CPNO member as of November 1.
  • Vote on grant request from the Grady High School Robotics Club
  • Introduction of Candler Park Movie Night 2013
  • Post-event report from Fall Fest chairs

Where: First Existentialist Congregation (470 Candler Park Drive) -- Across from the golf course

When: Monday, November 19 at 6:30 pm

Master Planning Committee's responses to questions from firms

Nov 14 2012

From Jimmy Bligh:

Per the Request for Proposal which was sent out on behalf of the CPNO, it was noted that the Master Planning Committee's responses to any questions the firms had would be posted to Candler Park website. Below are the questions we received as of our deadline for questions (11/9) and the subsequent responses from our committee.

Questions and Responses:

Does the neighborhood have the funding to support such a broad planning study? If not, could CPNO provide more definitive goals that are desired? For example, would the ultimate goals be to define a traffic/streetscape plan and a master plan as it pertains to the City of Atlanta CDP?

Response:
The planning committee has been encouraged by inquiries for funding which have been made to date with the Atlanta City Council and the neighborhood organization, itself.  Once the proposals are received and the scope and fees are determined, the planning committee is confident that funding will be available.

The goals are stated in the rfp

How much community involvement is desired?

Response:
Community involvement is essential and critical to both the process and the success of the master planning effort.  It is anticipated that meetings will take place with the planning committee, design charettes and final presentation.  The specific number of these meetings is to be determined by the consultant in their response.

What existing surveys or planning studies for the neighborhood exist?

Response:
The Dekalb Corridor Study, the Little Five Points Study are available for reference. They were conducted by neighborhood activists, back in the 1980s.  The Moreland Corridor Study, would also need to be referenced, along with the Edgewood Neighborhood Master Plan, as directly adjacent study areas.  This list may not be all inclusive.

Are there any immediate planning needs by the neighborhood that might prioritize the overall master plan to be done in phases?

Response:
The master plan is not intended to respond to any specific needs at this time, but rather to develop a comprehensive and broad based approach to a myriad issues of concern amongst neighborhood residents.

For the various components listed for the Scope of Work such as the analysis of existing conditions, infrastructure, UDC and green space recommendations, how detailed of a report does the neighborhood desire? Are these general, cursory reviews or more detailed focused studies with recommendations?

Response:
Given the broad based nature of the master plan, it is anticipated that the reviews will be more of a cursory nature and if further study is desired and / or recommended, additional work will likely follow at a later time.

What is the study area? Is it the neighborhood boundary as listed in the RFP?

Response:
The neighborhood boundary are in effect the study area

The RFP limits the proposal to 10 pages. Is this front and back totaling 20 pages? Additionally, does this 10 page requirement include all items a through h of section 1.6?

Single sided pages - a total of ten pages. Yes
 

November Messenger

Nov 14 2012

It's here!

Santa Pictures in Springvale Park

From Jane Smith:

Why schlep to the Mall to see Santa this year?  Instead, come see St. Nick in Inman Park’s historic Springvale Park!  For a suggested donation of $15 per pose, you can sit in Santa’s lap for a photo (high res digital images to be emailed to each participant).  Pets and all ages welcome!  All proceeds go toward renovating and expanding the Springvale Park Playground, so it’s for a great cause.  Our new playground equipment will be installed this January, so this event will serve as the old equipment’s last hoorah.  Hoorah!
 
Springvale Park is located between Euclid, Waverly Way, and Elizabeth Streets in Inman Park (when you see the Duck pond, you’re there).  For more information, visit
www.springvaleparkplayground.org or email me (Jane) at jane@appraisalsmith.com.
 
Santa will be there rain or shine (rain location on a great porch overlooking park), so come on out and support Springvale Park Playground on Sunday December 2nd from 1-4pm.  Thanks!

Date: 
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Springvale Park in Inman Park - between Euclid, Waverly Way, and Elizabeth Streets

A Halloween Note

Nov 10 2012

From Candler Park resident Jason Key:

We live on Ferguson St and routinely have 300-400 kids trick-or-treating at our house every Halloween.  Just as many residents in Candler Park, we happily enjoy seeing all the children who come to Candler Park from all neighborhoods, not just Candler Park residents.  This Halloween, one of the children brought us a note and asked that we share it with the neighborhood.  I think it would be great to publish it in the Messenger. 

Thanks,
Jason and Carla Key

Here is that note word for word:

"Hello Candler Park Residents,
My God-mother's favorite holiday is Halloween.  We love it too! She normally brings us trick-or-treating but could not make it today but we did (for the 3rd year in a row!) While she could not make enough copies of this letter for everyone she wanted us to drop a few off in hopes that you will share it with your neighbors.

THANK YOU CANDLER PARK RESIDENTS FOR BEING SO WARM, GENUINE, FUN, FESTIVE, AND GENEROUS TO SHARE IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT FOR ALL KIDS WHETHER THEY LIVE IN CANDLER PARK OR NOT!

For this, your neighborhood is truly special and you should know that you are appreciated!!!

Thank you for all the candy, decorations, scares, and smiles that you share with all! Candler Park Residents - YOU ARE THE BEST!

Happy Halloween 2012,
Nadiyah Rodgers"