Parking Changes on Brooks & Callan Circle Reversed

Jul 29 2011

Good news -- the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works came to the NPU-N meeting last night and let us know that there will not be parking changes on Brooks & Callan Circle after all. He also committed that if changes are needed in the future, they will only be made with dialog and input from affected residents.

In order to ensure safety & sanitation vehicles access to these streets, the City will begin enforcing existing regulations about parking near intersections. That means no parking within 20 feet of an intersection, or 30 feet of a stop sign. To raise awareness of these laws, the CIty will re-paint the curb yellow within 20-30 feet of intersections on Brooks and Callan Circle.

Commissioner Mendoza also said the Sanitation department will schedule trash pick-up on these streets at times residents are likely to be at work, so fewer cars will be on the street.

Finally, the City of Atlanta has published a one-page flyer with guidelines about parking laws to help residents and visitors park safely. The flyer is available here. These rules apply to all our streets, and following them will promote safety across our neighborhood.

Parking Changes on Brooks & Callan to be discussed at NPU-N -- Tonight, 7/28

Jul 27 2011

A quick reminder to everyone that if you're unhappy about the recent, sudden parking changes on Brooks and Callan Circle, you will have a chance to discuss them directly with the Commissioner of Public Works. He will be appearing at the NPU-N meeting Thursday evening (July 28) at 7pm in the Little Five Points community center at 1083 Austin Avenue to discuss these changes.

Many people may be unaware that the City unexpectedly, and with very short notice, restricted parking on an entire side of two streets in our neighborhood: Callan Circle and Brooks Avenue. It is not proper for the City to make changes like this without discussion and input from both affected property owners and the broader neighborhood. 

if you have been directly affected, this is your best opportunity to tell Commissioner Mendoza about the impact. Please bring as many of your neighbors as you can. Send any questions to

Candler Park Screen on the Green

Jul 23 2011

Candler Park Screen on the Green tonight! 7 Pm in front of the pool house. Tonights feature "How to train your daragon."

Wrecking Bar Brewpub is Open!

Jul 19 2011

At long last, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub is now open! Originally built as an elegant yet eclectic Victorian-style, single-family home in the early 20th century, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub resides in the former basement of the historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House.

Under the ownership of Inman Park residents and homebrewers Bob and Kristine Sandage, the National Historic Register property was artfully restored to its original glory while maintaining the fundamental integrity of the structure. From the specialty brews and craft pub food to the hand-drawn logo and intricate hand-made fixtures throughout, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub is an artisanal gathering spot for the community that took the support of a community to build.

The brewpub is the cornerstone of Inman Park and Little Five Points, located at 292 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30307, and serves dinner seven nights a week and weekend lunch (Monday through Friday: 4 pm to 12 am, Saturday: noon to 12 am and Sunday: noon to 11 pm).

For more information, visit or call 404.221.2600. And see the full press release here.

Mention "Candler Park Loves the Wrecking Bar" to your server in the next month and get a free Wrecking Bar fries!

Candler Park Movie Night This Saturday, July 23

Jul 19 2011

This Saturday's movie is How To Train Your Dragon. Festivities begin at 8 pm at the Candler Park pool house. Get the details here.

"Love Your Block" Mini-grants

Jul 14 2011

The City of Atlanta, Neighborhood Fund, and Hands on Atlanta proudly present Love Your block, a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. Through the generous support of Home Depot and UPS Foundations, Atlanta resident groups are eligible for mini-grants of up to $1,000 to improve their communities in the following ways:

1) Creating community gardens, pocket parks or playing fields

2) Park enhancements

3) Exterior maintenance of a low-income residents' home in order to resolve housing code violations

4) Streetscaping (planting trees and flowers along curbs, etc.)

5) Graffiti and litter removal.

Get all the program details and the grant application here.

CPNO Meeting Monday at 6:30pm

Jul 14 2011

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, July 18. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

If you've never attended one of our meetings, please come! We love to see new faces.

Reminder, we have child care available!

On the agenda this month:

  • A visit from Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury to give us an update on plans for Candler Park
  • Vote on the Fall Fest operating budget -- many of your neighbors are already at work organizing the festival
  • Update on parking changes on Callan Circle & Brooks
  • Refreshments this month will be provided by Savage Pizza! Thank you Savage for supporting our community.


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


July 18th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

We will vote on the Fall Fest operating budget at this meeting. The budget is for $69,417 with anticipated income of $88,784. The projected net profit is $19,367.

For more information about the budget, please visit

Thanks Candler Park Market!!

Jul 13 2011

Candler Park Market's 2nd annual New Belgium / Fat Tire bike raffle was held on July 9th.  The effort raised $380 and all proceeds were split equally between CPNO and Lake Claire Neighbors. 

Also, the market is now selling cool Candler Park merchandise.  Mugs ($5), hats ($5) and banners ($25) are now available at the counter (cash only, please).  100% of sales benefit CPNO.

2011 Fall Fest Budget

Jul 13 2011

Planning for this year's Fall Fest is well underway.  A budget for this year's festival has been circulated and will be boted upon at the General Membership meeting on July 18th.  A summary version of the budget appears below:


                       2010                           2011  

Income           85,804                        88,784           

Expense         60,665                        66,117           

Contingency                                        3,300          

Net Income    25,139                        19,367                                         


Change from 2010:                                            

Income                              Reason          

Art Market     1,600              More artists’ booths                                 


T-Shirts          -1,110            Fewer shirts will be ordered                     

Production        835              Last year CPNO paid for stage manager’s hotel due to  lack of hotel sponsorship.               

Talent             1,400             Musicians gotta eat too.

Generators     963                Fuel costs are up.

Golf Carts       1,250            These were donated last year.

Kids Area       1,500             This area was managed by Mary Lin last year.  CPNO has not finalized a plan for this year.

Contingency   3,300          Allows for the possibility of each line item exceeding its budgeted amount by 5%.


To get involved with helping to increase festival revenue or reduce costs by contacting  or visit

MorePeople = Less Work + More Fun

July Messenger

Jul 12 2011

Roses are red, violets are blue. The July Messenger is ready for you.