Which NPU- are YOU in?

NPU- Neighborhood Planning Unit.

Click HERE  for a list of Atlanta Neighborhoods and their NPU’s.

What is a Neighborhood Planning Unit?

The City of Atlanta is divided into twenty-five 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.  The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, now called the Atlanta Strategic Action Plan, which is the city’s vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years.  It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.  The system enables citizens to express ideas and comment on city plans and proposals while assisting the city in developing plans that best meet the needs of their communities

NPU-T Weekly Update 2/10/08

Hello neighbors and friends,

I am pleased to report that the first annual NPU-T Executive Committee Leadership Retreat held this weekend was a remarkable success. Many thanks to all the NPU-T officers, committee chairs, and neighborhood association presidents who sacrificed a considerable amount of time to focus on improving our capacity as a leadership team. Our appreciation also goes out to the following supporters who helped make the retreat possible (presenters list & agenda contact me for copy):

  • Georgia Stand Up
  • Morehouse College, Community Revitalization Initiative
  • Councilwoman Mary Norwood, Post 2 At-Large, Atlanta City Council
  • Capitol City Bank
  • West End Merchants Coalition
  • Subway (1175 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd) 

Please see the following announcements about this week’s NPU-T meetings and other government information. To view the full NPU-T calendar and other posted documents, visit http://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc.

  1. NPU-T Monthly General Meeting –  7:30PM Wednesday February 13th at Founders Hall (Shrine of the Black Madonna) 952 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, SW Atlanta, GA 30310. AGENDA AND JANUARY MINUTES CONTACT FOR COPY
  2. Urban Design Commission 4:00PM Wednesday February 13th at Atlanta City Hall, (City Council Chambers) 55 Trinity Ave., S.W. The Urban Design Commission holds public hearings for Council nominations for designation of buildings, sites and districts. The Commission also regulates the City’s historic preservation regulations and decisions regarding applications for certifications of appropriateness. NPU-T neighborhoods have several items on this agenda. For more information, contact Karen Huebner at 404.330.6200 or visit the UDC here. AGENDA CONTACT FOR COPY  
  3. ARC Transportation Spotlight Newsletter – Transportation is central to metro Atlanta’s growth and success. As the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the 18 county Atlanta Region, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) develops regional plans and policies to enhance mobility, reduce congestion and meet air quality standards. See the February issue of the ARC Transportation Spotlight newsletter here.  
  4. GDOT Local Projects  – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announces road closures and detours related to the construction projects in the Downtown Connector corridor that includes resurfacing I-75/85 in summer 2008 and replacement of the 14th Street Bridge. See more information, see the following link: 14th Street Bridge Improvement Project 

If you are not currently in this email group and would like to continue receiving information related to NPU-T business and activities, as well as public notices forwarded from various government agencies, please notify the administrator at kwabena.nkromo@gmail.com or join the group directly at http://groups.google.com/group/nput_members. Please forward this notice to your neighbors and friends.

Kwabena “Cubby” Nkromo, NPU-T Chair
“Dedicated to building on our strengths in clean, safe neighborhoods.”

Mobile: 404.587.2227
Home: 404.753.4311
P.O. Box 11176
Atlanta, Ga. 30310 

NPU-T Weekly Update 1/20/08

Hello neighbors and friends,
Please see the following announcements about this week’s upcoming NPU-T meetings and other government information. To view the full NPU-T calendar and other posted documents, visit http://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc.
  1. NPU-T Beltline Southest & Southwest Study Group “Cram Session” – 7:00PM Wednesday January 23rd at the Kroger CitiCenter (590 Cascade Road SW Atlanta, GA 30318) in the community room by the milk coolers. This will be a preview meeting to help NPU-T neighbors be better prepared to participate in the actual Southeast & Southwest Study Group meeting being held on January 29th (see Study Group Calendar). Sponsored by the NPU-T PRCA Beltline Sub-Committee, Chair Danielle Carney. FLYER ATTACHED.
  2. Beltline West End Trail – The first phase of the construction on the West EndJanuary 22nd and will last approximately 6-8 months. Construction of the trail will include the first mile of an arboretum along the Beltline and a significant upgrade fo Gordon White Park. There will be information on the Trail at the Beltline’s website at www.beltline.org. Trail will commence the week of
  3. Peachtree Streetcar Public Forum – 6:00PM Tuesday January 22nd First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree Street. The Peachtree Corridor Partnership is hosting public forums to discuss the Peachtree Streetcar. Please plan to attend to discuss the importance of non-displacement policies and other community benefits for this major redevelopment project. If you plan to attend, contact Melissa at melissa@georgiastandup.org or 404-581-0061 for talking points and more information.
  4. NPU-T Economic Development/Consumer Affairs Committee (ED/CA) Meeting 6:00PM Friday January 25Th at the Hammonds House Museum (503 Peeples Street, 30310). “The NPU-T ED/CA Committee will investigate strategies and methods to improve the economics of the neighborhood. Special focus is placed on the Community Re-investment Act and the profile of the banks in the neighborhood. The committee will also monitor service delivery patterns, especially focusing on grocery stores and other neighborhood stores in terms of quality of goods, cleanliness, courtesy and price comparisons” (NPU-T bylaws). Special projects for 2008 include marketing NPU-T to visitors with a “Pan African Village Trail” and partnering with the PRCA Committee on development of the NPU-T Community Food Project. For more information, contact Robert Thompson, ED/CA Committee Chair at (678) 209-8443 or rlthomp2002@yahoo.com.

If you are not currently in this email group and would like to continue receiving information related to NPU-T business and activities, as well as public notices forwarded from various government agencies, please notify the administrator at kwabena.nkromo@gmail.com or join the group directly at http://groups.google.com/group/nput_members. Please forward this notice to you neighbors and friends.

NPU-T Neighborhoods and Bureau of Planning Contact

Neighborhoods in Neighborhood Planning Unit- Zone T 

Ashview Heights
Atlanta University Center
Harris Chiles
Just Us
The Villages at Castleberry Hill
West End
Westview

Find your Zone at http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/planning/neighborhoods_by_npu.aspx

Bureau of Planning
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 3350
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tel: 404.330.6145
Fax: 404.658.7491

Wendy Scruggs-Murray
NPU Coordinator
Tel: 404.330.6899
wscruggs@atlantaga.gov

NPU-T’s Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Committee

Will have their first meeting tonight!

Thursday, November 29

6:30-7:30 pm

Our agenda for this month’s meeting will include:

  • Developing a plan to assist Soisette Lumpkin [with the Beltline Partnership] in finding volunteers for her door-to-door BeltLine education campaign
  • Developing a plan for committee members to attend BeltLine related meetings and groups
  • Discussing other BeltLine and non-BeltLine related issues of interest to the group

I hope to see you on Thursday,

Evelyn Washington

NPU-T PRCA Committee Chair

404.964.8942

NPU-T= Neighborhood Planning Unit- Zone T

If you’re not already- you should be involved and come out to our Neighborhood Planning Unit meetings. The meetings are every Second Wednesday of every month, within the Founders Hall at the Shrine of the Black Madonna. 952 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd 7:30 PM sharp. If you would like to receive email updates and notifications of future events and meetings please request to be added via our NPU-T President- Kwabena Nkromo kwabena.nkromo@gmail.com

Come out to hear:

  • Police, Fire and Community Prosecutor’s Updates (we have a new Prosecutor)
  • Neighborhood Association Reports
  • Committee Reports
  • Planners Report
  • Various Presentations from proposed new businesses, developments and zoning- most of which, we get to vote on and help decide the fate of our neighborhoods.

Make sure your block is represented and your voices are heard, come out!