Sign Up Now: August 8 Community Information Session

The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) is committed to creating and preserving housing in Atlanta that will remain affordable for years to come.

FREE virtual information session for future homebuyers! Participants will receive an overview of the Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) and its partners who are working to create permanently affordable homes in Atlanta using the community land trust (CLT) model.

Date And Time
Sat, August 8, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Participants will learn:
– What is a community land trust (CLT)?
– How is a CLT different from traditional home ownership?
– How do CLTs assist non-traditional or low-income buyers?
– How can I buy a home on the Atlanta BeltLine?

You can either participate via phone or video conference. Meeting participation instructions will be sent the day before the meeting.

Virtual Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting on Monday (8/3)!

Please join us for our monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting, the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. The meeting is normally held at Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, but will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Please use the following information to join our next meeting:

Meeting ID
Video Access:meet.google.com/whk-cxpk-ydv
Phone: ‪+1 916-750-3329‬
PIN: ‪354 787 388#‬

Agenda will be as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of previous minutes (July 2020)
  4. City Reports
    • City Officials
    • Elected Officials
  5. Presentations (if applicable)
  6. MCA Officer Reports
    • President’s Report
    • Vice President’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Committee Reports
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

See you there!

ULI / mTAP Presentation to Mechanicsville Community on Thursday 8/6

Over the past several months, the Mechanicsville Civic Association has been participating in ULI Atlanta’s mTAP program which provides the neighborhood with free consulting work from real estate professionals. Our proposal included the need to address the vacant, publicly-owned properties in the neighborhood–specifically the parking lots owned by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.

The mTAP team will be presenting their findings on Thurdsay, August 6, at 2:00pm.

To register and sign in, please use the following information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://khlawfirm.zoom.us/j/89814307210

Meeting ID: 898 1430 7210
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+19292056099,,89814307210# US (New York)
+13017158592,,89814307210# US (Germantown)

If you would like to learn more about the mTAP process, please click the following link: http://mechanicsvilleatl.org/update-on-uli-mtap-consulting-in-mechanicsville-please-complete-survey/

Virtual Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting on Monday (7/6)!

Please join us for our monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting, the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. The meeting is normally held at Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, but will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Please use the following information to join our next meeting:

Meeting ID
Video Access: meet.google.com/qib-qzxr-wzs
Phone Number: ‪+1 724-318-2422‬
PIN: ‪903 290 149#‬

Agenda will be as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of previous minutes (June 2020)
  4. City Reports
    • City Officials
    • Elected Officials
  5. Presentations (if applicable)
  6. MCA Officer Reports
    • President’s Report
    • Vice President’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Committee Reports
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

See you there!

NPU-V Townhall & Solidarity Walk

Join us as we come together for an NPU-V Townhall and Solidarity Walk.

We will be discussing our elected officials’ response to our NPU-V community demands and steps for advancing our community. We will conclude with a solidarity walk to Wendy’s for prayer and fellowship over our community and for the family of Rayshard Brooks.

When: Friday, June 26th @ 6pm
Where: Four Corners Park (1040 Crew Street SW Atlanta, GA 30315)

Seating is limited so please bring a chair!

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2645298845745608/

City of Atlanta Planning Office Updates

Good afternoon, NPU Leaders. Apologies for the multiple emails today. I wanted to send you information on a few things today, and I hope that you will share with your members as appropriate:

IMPACT FEES PUBLIC HEARING – MONDAY, JUNE 22ND

As you may know, the City is in the process of updating the Development Impact Fee Study and Ordinance for the first time in over 25 years. (Impact Fees are a one-time fee on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development). The community is invited to take part in the public engagement period that ends with a public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. When we posted this on social media, there was a lot of confusion about this project, so I invite you to review the website, review the attached overview, and if you have any questions, please ask. The most frequently heard concern was that this is a fee assessed to residents. It is not.

In addition to the attached overview of the proposed update previously shared, feel free to complete the survey and/or visit the Impact Fee Update website.

WB 1012: BYLAWS CLINIC – THURSDAY, JULY 9TH

We’ve talked quite a bit about bylaws over the past few months, haven’t we? In hindsight, I realize we should have scheduled this class for June and next year we will. As a reminder, bylaws are due into DCP no later than September 30th and anyone who resides, owns property, or has a place of business in the NPU can vote on bylaws without any restrictions. NPUs are not required to amend their bylaws, but you are required to approve them annually. Considering what we’ve all learned in the past few months, you’ll probably agree that at least one amendment is in order.  The Bylaws Clinic will review important recommendations for your bylaws, and identify problem areas. Of course, we’ll also talk about recommended amendments in light of present conditions (Covid-19). Please attend this class or invite your Bylaws Committee Chair to attend. This will really help us avoid issues and problems in September. The class is open to neighborhood groups and other residents as well. As with all NPU University classes, registration is required. Please register here: https://www.npuatlanta.org/event-details/wb-1012-bylaws-clinic. For questions, please contact Samantha at 404.546.0158 or snterry@atlantaga.gov.

BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

I regret that I cannot offer an update on BZA, ZRB, LRB, APAB or any other board at this time. As soon as I know something, I will let you know. As a reminder, we are following best practices as it relates to credit for attendance at APAB (pertaining to your requirements for grant eligibility), which means that all members will be given credit for attending cancelled meetings since we cannot know whether they would have attended if a meeting was held.

DASHBOARD

Today you received an invitation to the beta version launch of our NPU Dashboard (flyer attached). Please be sure to share this widely. We’re really excited to be able to share this with you and walk you through how to use it. As you may know, we have worked really hard on this over the past year (special thanks to you who participated in the focus group to help us make improvements), so being able to share it with you is definitely a highlight for us. And once we get it up and running, we’ll be moving on to our next big idea! You can register to attend the Dashboard launch here.

As always, if we can support you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for all you do for Atlanta.

Kindest regards,

 Leah LaRue, Registered Mediator

Assistant Director, Neighborhood Planning Units