History of Georgia Avenue

Our neighbors in Summerhill have a storied past. A number of Atlanta’s most renowned leaders, celebrities (think Super Bowl 53 & Gladys Knight) and athletes grew up there. Its story is a unique one, and its history provides a window to the way Atlanta was and perhaps, the way it will be. So, If you live here, are a long time or new resident, are thinking of living here or just interested in stories about historic Atlanta neighborhoods, you’ll want to check out http://bit.ly/GeorgiaAveATL.

It’s a wonderfully done history of 20th century Summerhill by Dr. Marni Davis of GSU, with support and partnerships from myself, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation, Carter USA, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta History Center.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/GeorgiaAveATL

Please have a look, share your thoughts and thank you! Public exhibition to follow—stay tuned!

Community Health Fair in Mechanicsville 2/23!

We wanted to invite you all out to the Community Health Fair in Mechanicsville! WestCare Georgia’s Youth Community Builders (@YouthCommunityBuilders on Instagram) is a youth leadership program in the Mechanicsville community that aims to service and support youth in NPU V! We will be at Dunbar Rec from 11 am to 3 pm next Saturday the 23rd!  Please share the flyer and if you share on social media, tag us! We really want the youth to feel their efforts to put the health fair together are supported by the community they are serving!

CHRIS180 Trauma Response Network Mixer

CHRIS180 will be having their first Trauma Response Network Mixer later this month. From their team:

Good afternoon team!

If I have not mentioned it yet I would like to say Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2019! To start the year off, we thought that it would be fitting to have our first Trauma Response Network Mixer. This space will allow us to do a few things:

  1. Engage, network and build stronger community relationships
  2. Engage in self care practices and conversation
  3. Check the status of TRN Deployment and make appropriate modifications

We will be planning these events monthly to assess our progress and or regress and to make sure that everyone is up for the type of work that we engage in. I really look forward to seeing you all in the same place once again to catch up and have some real discussion on keeping NPU-V safe and keeping residents and community stakeholders in a healthy mental health space.

We also have our reoccurring Healing circles happening at Metropolitan library. I would love for you to possibly identify date to attend and bring someone with you to engage in some positive healing. With that said, we will meet o n February 27th at 530 pm at 656 sports Bar and Grill located at 656 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Big shots out to Major Murphy and Ms Luster for swinging through last month!!!

We will need RSVP so we can identify how much food to plan for. Again, I look forward to seeing everyone.

Filming on Whitehall Street

Title of production: TALES
Production company name: Tales production LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Production Short synopsis: TV drama about a family that lives in an old southern style home based in New Orleans
Location Name: 555 White Hall
Prep Start:
Shoot start: 02/13/2019 08:30 AM
Shoot end: 02/14/2019 11:30 PM
Strike end:

Dear Area Residents,

TALES Production LLC will be filming scenes for an upcoming TV movie entitled, “Tales,” at 555 Whitehall St. Atlanta GA 30303. Filming is scheduled to start on Feb.14 -15, 2019. We will work completely on the business property. There will be trucks parked on Whitehall St for equipment. To ensure the safety of the public, cast and crewmembers, we have requested a permit and police presence from the City of Atlanta.

We are sensitive to the impact that filming can have on the daily operations of a residential/business district. Several off-duty City of Atlanta Police Officers will be onsite during our time at the location to ensure the successful flow of traffic through the area. All equipment and support trucks will be parked within our closure to avoid any unnecessary congestion. It is with these issues in mind that we approach the logistical needs of the production, so we can effectively work to minimize any inconveniences to those in the area.

On behalf of TALES Production LLC, I thank you for your patience and cooperation; it is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can reach me at the number or email address below.


Azia Mercez
(404) 449-5900

Supporting Documents:

Georgia WAND Open House This Thursday!

As a follow up to last month’s NPU-V Community Forum, please join us as we introduce a collective of organizations dedicated to the residents of NPU-V communities. Come share your needs, hopes, and dreams for your community as we pledge to work towards a collective vision!

Georgia Hill Center
250 Georgia Ave SE
3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30312

RSVP: lindsay@georgiawand.org

Filming at Garibaldi St., Stephens St., and Windsor St.

Title of production: Amazing Stories
Production company name: Puget Sound/Universal Televison LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Production Short synopsis: Amazing Stories is a reboot of the 1980’s Emmy award winning television series.
Location Name: 749 Garibaldi St. SW Atlanta, Ga. 30313
Prep Start: 02/01/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot start: 02/04/2019 12:00 AM
Shoot end: 02/04/2019 11:30 PM
Strike end: 02/05/2019 07:00 PM

Dear Businesses, Friends, and Neighbors,

On Monday February 4 2019, PUGET SOUND television series will be filming scenes for a new anthology-based series in your neighborhood.

We will be filming exterior and interiors of a scenes at a residence located on Garibaldi Street between Stephens St. SW and Bass St SW. From about 9am 2/4/19 to 6am 2/5/19. Our Prep and Wrap days are scheduled for Friday February 1 and Saturday February 2 2019. EMERGENCY NO PARKING SIGNS will be posted.

  • ROAD closure will be in effect as well at STEPHENS ST SW between IRA and WINDSOR starting at 9am 2/4/19 9am to 6am 2/5/19
  • Parking Lane Closure on West side of Garibaldi street between Bass ST and Stephens St SW Starting 2/1/19 9am-9pm and 2/4/18 9am to 6am (2/5/19)
  • Parking Lane Closure on East side of Garibaldi street between Bass ST and
    Stephens St SW Starting 2/1/19 9am-9pm and 2/4/18 9am to 6am (2/5/19)

Production is securing film permits through the CITY OF ATLANTA and will be monitored and
enforced by police officers. Residents and Emergency vehicles will not be impeded.

We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation and appreciate the opportunity to film in
your neighborhood.

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

Thank you in advance,

Matt Beaty
Assistant Location Manager
Puget Sound
706 -247-4593

Supporting Documents: 

Lane Closure Form
Notification Letter
Traffic Control Plan- Prep_Wrap
Traffic Control Plan- Shoot

Filming at Glenn St., Humphries St., and Metropolitian Pkwy

Title of production: Bad Boys 3
Production company name:  Garden Films Productions, LLC
Production type: Feature
Production Short synopsis: 3rd installment of “Bad Boys” franchise
Location Name: C&L Used Auto Company, 570 Glenn St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
Prep Start: 01/22/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot start: 01/29/2019 05:00 AM
Shoot end: 02/01/2019 11:30 PM
Strike end: 02/06/2019 07:00 PM

Dear Neighbor,

Garden Films Productions, LLC will be filming from Tuesday, January 29th until Friday, February 1st (from approximately 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, but going later in the evening on Friday) at C&L Used Auto Company, 570 Glenn St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. Prep work will take place from Tuesday, January 22nd until Monday, January 28th. We will strike at this location from Monday, February 4th until Wednesday, February 6th.

In order to complete our work in a timely manner, we are working with the City of Atlanta to have our essential support trucks parked nearby. Our permit request is as follows:

  • 500 feet on the South side of Glenn St SW, between Humphries St SW and Metropolitan Pkwy SW (12a, 1/25 until 11:59p, 2/5)

Please note: in addition to our lane closure, the scenes being filmed will also involve simulated gunfire. With such, there will be popping sounds heard nearby but there is no reason to be alarmed. We are sensitive to the impact that filming can have on the daily operations of a business district. Our production staff and off-duty APD officers will be on duty during our time here to ensure safety and the successful flow of traffic through the area. We will also work to minimize the inconveniences to those nearby.

On behalf of Garden Films Productions, LLC, we thank you for your patience and cooperation; it is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach us at the production office at (404) 996-0616.


Kyle Hinshaw (Location Manager), (404) 788-9412 cell
Paul Kobetz (Assistant Location Manager), (225) 252-1852 cell

Supporting Documents:

TCP ATLFIL000663-detailed-notification Lane closure form Notification letter Permit-ATLFIL000663-2019-01-23-v1.pdf


Lane closure form

Notification letter


Get a Sneak Peak at Renovation Design Plans for Mechanicsville Library

The Fulton County Library System will hold a second round of public meetings, beginning February 4, 2019, to share design plans and details about the upcoming renovation of five libraries, including: Mechanicsville, Buckhead, Northside, Northeast/Spruill Oaks and Ocee Libraries. The meetings will include a presentation of design concepts by the Design/Build team of Evergreen Construction and McAfee3 Architects. Each meeting will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions about the renovation process, share comments about the new designs and learn about expected closing dates. This will be the last public meeting held for libraries in Group 2 before construction begins.
The Library Renovation Project Team will be available throughout the meeting to answer questions from residents and patrons. The following libraries are included in Group 2 of the renovation project and will host community meetings on the following dates:
• Monday, February 4 – Mechanicsville Library
All meetings will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more information and exact location information, visit www.afpls.org.

Mechanicsville Community Peace Walk w/ CHRIS 180

CHRIS 180 is hosting a Mechanicsville community peace walk in response to some of the challenges our community has seen with regards to crime and acts of violence prior to the New Year. This is an opportunity to build stronger relationships and pour back into the cup of the community in which we all love–Mechanicsville! Bring a friend with you while we create posters of peace and positive affirmation, eat, and then canvas the community.
Location: Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 312
Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm
If you have any questions, please contact Alfred L. Garner II MSW at 470-218-7037 or alfred.garner@chris180.org.

You can learn more here.

Peace Walk in Mechanicsville Save the date

From Alfred Garner of CHRIS 180:

Hello everyone!

I hope all is well. I want to encourage everyone to save the date and participate in Mechanicsville Community Peace Walk on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:30am-2:30pm. We want to take this opportunity to pour positivity into Mechanicsville and reclaim community space. We want to invite all community stakeholders out to create positive posters on the spot, network, walk and support one another as we address community safety and acts of violence in Mechanicsville. We will start the walk at approximately 12:30 pm. The donut sign will be on so we will have Krispie Kreme, coffee and other treats.

We will be forwarding the flyer very soon! Let me know if you have any questions.