Apply Now for Resident Leaders for Equity 2019!

The Partnership for Southern Equity and the Annie E. Casey Foundation are inviting residents across the NPU-V neighborhoods (Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Adair Park, Pittsburgh and Capitol Gateway) to apply to be a part of the Resident Leaders for Equity Program. This long-term leadership development program for ten to fifteen NPU-V residents was created to strengthen community knowledge of racial equity skills and strategies, and create positive neighborhood change with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Partnership for Southern Equity.

This long-term leadership development program is designed to empower community leaders within the neighborhoods of NPU-V. Selected residents will participate in an 8 month programs where they will learn about racial equity, NPU-V history, displacement and community policies while also taking part in community projects. The deadline to apply is April 7th.

Upon completion of the program, leaders will be prepared to have effective conversations about race, analyze policies that impact their communities (specifically gentrification, neighborhood change and displacement) and facilitate and mediate difficult and complex conversations with their neighbors. Additionally, by the end of the course the Resident Leaders for Equity will have developed a group identity and group project that will address critical community.

You can find the application here: RLE Application

Filming on Whitehall Street 3/1-3/8

Title of production: Amazing Stories
Production company name: Puget Sound/Universal Television LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Production Short synopsis: Amazing Stories is a reboot of the 1980’s Emmy award winning television series.
Location Name: 470 Whitehall Street
Prep Start: 03/01/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot start: 03/06/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot end: 03/06/2019 10:00 PM
Strike end: 03/08/2019 07:00 PM

Dear Businesses & Neighbors:

We will be filming scenes for a TV series tentatively entitled Puget Sound on Wednesday, March 6th with prep occurring Friday, March 1st and Monday, March 4th through Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 and wrap occurring on Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th, 2019. No work will happen over the weekend. The scenes require full road closures for the safety of crew, cast, and the general public. Details as follows:

Full Road Closure Requested 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday, March 1st through Friday, March 8th, 2019.

• Whitehall Terrace SW between Whitehall St SW and dead end for prep, wrap, and shoot

Full Road Closure Requested 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.

• Whitehall St SW between Mcdaniel St SW and Memorial Dr SW

Please note that business will still be opened during filming. There may be slight delays while cameras are rolling or for general safety reasons.

Production is securing film permits and road closures through the City of Atlanta. The requested road closures and will be monitored and enforced by off-duty Officers. Emergency vehicles will not be impeded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email.


Ben Wilfert
Assistant Location Manager

Jonathan Daniel
Key Assistant Location Manager

Supporting Documents:
Notification Letter
Street Closure Form
Traffic Control Plan

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

In addition to asking the City to fund and build safe streets, our 2019 Atlanta Streets Alive program is mobilizing community support for safe streets by raising awareness of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network — on which six out of the 10 streets with the highest rate of serious injury and fatal crashes are located west of Northside Drive and south of Martin Luther King Jr Drive.

All streets in our city should be safe for all people. Safe streets improve connectivity to transit, healthcare and other services, social and recreational destinations, jobs, and schools. Safe, complete, and inclusive streets call for community involvement — that’s why we are asking the community members of Southwest Atlanta to help us select an Atlanta Streets Alive route that will inspire residents to seek the transformation of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network streets into livable, accessible, and equitable public spaces that strengthen and connect our communities with opportunities to thrive.

Please take this quick, five-question survey, and share it with others who live or operate a business in Southwest Atlanta. The survey is open until Wednesday, March 13th.

Monthly NPU-V Meeting Held in Mechanicsville 3/11

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.

The host community is Mechanicsville and the meeting will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30312).

The meeting agenda will be added once it’s published.

See you there!

Neighborhood Events Calendar

Just a head’s up in case you didn’t notice, but there’s a Neighborhood Events calendar on the sidebar of our website. The calendar not only includes official Mechanicsville Civic Association events like meetings, but it also includes filming notifications (and attachments) and any events we get from our partners and friends. Check it out at our website!

You can also add this to your personal calendar by pressing the “+” sign at the bottom right.

Funding Opportunity from Annie E. Casey

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site is seeking proposals for community-led workforce efforts to help residents in and around NPU-V develop their skills and secure well-paying jobs that align with their interests. We will award grants of up to $150,000 each to collaborative partnerships that pair resident engagement and leadership with strengths-based talent development, wraparound services and quality job placements.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2019. A pre-submission information session will be held on Feb. 12, 2019.

To learn more and download the RFP, please visit:

We hope you’ll join us in helping communities of color in Atlanta access the opportunities necessary for them to fully contribute to, and benefit from, the city’s growing economy.

City of Atlanta Code Enforcement Academy

Councilmember Sheperd, who chairs the Code Enforcement Commission and Sub-Committee wants to share with you the Flyer introducing the newly formed Code Enforcement Academy. The Academy will take place  in five sessions occurring every other week beginning March 16, 2019 and ending May, 11, 2019.  Participants will receive certificates at a graduation ceremony at the City of Atlanta.  Applications are open to all Atlanta Citizens. Councilmember is encouraging all  NPU Leaders to share this information with your community members. Our application committee will select from a cross section of the city bas there are only 50 slots open for our first class. We are hoping you have one or two person in mind to recommend for the inaugural class. If so please share the attached application with them. We will have a second session in the Fall 2019 and beginning in 2020 the Academy will have three sessions per year.

Purpose:  Implementation of a code enforcement training academy to empower City of Atlanta residents with knowledge surrounding code enforcement and the law through various departments.    “The City of Atlanta  Code Enforcement Academy”  program will provide participants with knowledge of core job functions through classroom instruction and  educate members of the community on organizational structure, premise violations, substandard structures, 3-1-1 overview and community partnerships.

For questions please call 404-546-4982 or email

Code Academy application

Southface-Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program

Southface Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) will be speaking at our next meeting. Southface CCPRP offers plumbing and sewer repairs free of charge to City of Atlanta homeowners and they are looking for help identifying and reaching out to folks in need. For more information, please see the attachments below and click the following link: