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

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

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.

Atlanta Fair and Universoul Circus Coming to Mechanicsville

The Atlanta Fair will be back in the neighborhood from March 8 – April 21st. Also, Universoul Circus will be hosted in Mechanicsville going forward, beginning this month starting January 30th. The Grey lot where these are events are being held is owned by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, which is an authority established jointly by the City of Atlanta and Fulton County. If you have concerns, now’s the time to start bringing them up:

Atlanta City Council District 4: Cleta Winslow
P: (404) 330-6047

Atlanta City Council Post 1 At Large: Michael Julian Bond
P: (404) 330-6770

Atlanta City Council Post 2 At Large: Matt Westmoreland
P: (404) 330-6302

Atlanta City Council Post 3 At Large: Andre Dickens
P: (404) 330-6041

Fulton County Commission District 5: Marvin Arrington Jr.
P: 404-613-0200

PlayGround @ 656 Sports Bar & Grill

This email serves to notify you both of our plan to hold ‘PlayGround’ in the private parking lot of 656 Sports Bar & Grill on February 3rd, 2019.  The event will run from 11:00 am – 6:00 p.m. and will consist of sport based, carnival themed, installations, (e.g. Basketball pop-shots, Football toss, classic arcade games & etc).  There will also be a custom mural display in tribute to Colin Kaepernick for his career sacrifice to protest systematic oppression and police brutality.  We will send a schematic of the footprint approximately 2 weeks from the event date.

Feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.


Ahmad Ali

Windsor Supermarket Liquor License

Attached is the liquor license change of ownership filed by Windsor Supermarket (307 Richardson Street). Representatives from the business presented to the Mechanicsville Civic Association body on Monday, January 7th. The community voted against the change of ownership. Windsor Supermarket will now present to NPU-V for approval on Monday, January 14th. If you have comments or concerns, more information about the meeting can be found here.

Application: Windsor Supermarket 307 Richardson St

APD Zone 3 Precinct Command Contact Information

Major Murphy, the Commander for APD Zone 3, attended our January meeting last week. Neighbors raised concerns about the treatment and behavior of some of our Zone 3 officers, especially during major events impacting our neighborhood. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach Major Murphy at the following:

Major Celeste M. Murphy
Zone Commander, Atlanta Police Department Zone 3 Precinct
880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315
Office: (404) 624-0674
Cell: (404) 558-4911
Fax (404) 546-9053

Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting This Thursday (12/6) @ 6:30pm!

Please join us for our monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting, Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 PM. The meeting date has been moved back because our normal meeting room will be used for runoff election activities.
Note that this will be a pretty packed meeting agenda-wise–
  • We will also be holding both nominations and elections for next year’s board.
  • We will also be discussing and voting on proposed changes to the bylaws to
    • Extend board member terms from 1 year to 2 years, and
    • Change the general body voting requirement to be that a member must have attended more than one meeting.
We hope to see you there!