Earth Day Beltline Clean Up

Beltline Clean up in West End and Westview with Councilmember Cleta Winslow

April 16, 2011, 8 AM—Noon

Meet at Kroger Citi Center

590 Cascade Ave., SW

(404) 330-6047

In partnership with:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. * Atlanta BeltLine Partnership * Keep Atlanta Beautiful* Trees Atlanta * Park Pride * Atlanta Community Tool Bank Greenplate * Republic Services * Historic West End * Westview * NPU-T

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 =Neighborhood Planning Unit-T Meeting

Please join us!  Every 2nd Wednesday at 7:30PM


Be Informed
Hear reports from Zone Police, Fire Chief, Community Prosecutor, City Planner, The Beltline Partnership and others

Express Your Concerns
Vote on zoning, ordinances, and businesses that may impact your community. Meet planners, developers and city officials to ask one on one questions

Shape Your Community
Join a committee. Committees include: Code Enforcement, Public Safety, Crime Task Force, Education, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Date & Time: 2nd Wednesdays @7:30PM (Jan 9th, Feb 13th)
Location: 952 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd,SW Atlanta, 30310   within the Founders Hall of the Shrine of the Black Madonna
Web: http://groups.google.com/group/nput_members

Did we sleep on Washington Park???

I know I did! I have taken a tour through the community a few weeks ago and was very impressed by what I saw. The leadership within the association, and residents are a force making positive changes and a noticeable impact.

NPU-T held their executive committee meeting yesterday. The meeting was hosted by Booker T. Washington Community Association and the venue selected was the Washington Park Natatorium (102 Ollie Street NW Atlanta, GA 30314)
I must say, almost embarrassingly, I have never been to their Natatorium. The Natatorium was created 4year ago, and it’s AMAZING! They hold night swimming lessons in two gigantic heated lap pools. The facility is huge-CLEAN and inviting! I’m sorry I didn’t take advantage of the offer to swim before the meeting began- but I’ll be back. I plan to get a family membership! My girls will LOVE year round swimming in such a beautiful facility, with nice art work! Take a look- I know, my pictures are horrible-lol hey, I’m a Realtor, not a Photographer:

Swimming Pool

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Also- the homes are certainly worth viewing. Add this city neighborhood to your list. Zip 30314. Here are some homes I saw on my search.

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Beltline design: ‘A lack of emphasis on quality’

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out this article: READ ME

As you know, I’ve been trying to follow the Beltline closely. One, because I live within a block away from the proposed path here in the West End, and two, many of my clients are moving to the West End/ Westview area because of it.

Although, there are MANY resources, and information on the subject, several website, news articles, study groups, focus groups- the list just goes on and on…..BUT, how could one keep up? This is why I have volunteered for the door- door campaign with the Beltline Partnership. Everyone does not have the luxury of being in a network with others pooling information- so during our door-door sweep, we hope to inform, educate and in some cases make aware for the first time -residents about the Beltline. This is a very important matter that will change and shape neighborhoods. YOU need to be aware of this and if possible- attend a meeting to have input on this.

As the NPU-T , Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs committee obtain further informtion, I’ll post it. We has a committee specifically for the Beltline. So if you are a bit confused, or don’t know how to join or how to be apart of the discussions, please contact me and I will direct you to the appropriate contact within Neighborhood Planning Unit T…I’m sure we can use your help within our committee and bring you up to speed 🙂

Dont you just love hugs?

This is how I was greeted at the West End Coalition Group, Inc- neighborhood association meeting, with a warm hug and a smile.

The West End Coalition Group, Inc. is an neighborhood association for Westview residents residing on the side of Altoona, Enota, Inman, Mathewson Place etc.

Ms. Uella Calhoun, President- kindly allowed me to join their holiday party this year.The food was amazing- (you know our mature residents can throw down and cook some holiday food!) It was a wonderful treat. Residents connected, children danced and holiday music filled the air, while the gracious President prepared a few plates for a homeless couple passing by.

I look forward to attending their meetings and working with this organization in my role as PRO for NPU-T. If you live within this vicinity- I invite you out. Meetings are held monthly- the 3rd Tuesday starting at 7:30PM within the Westview Lofts (ground floor) on Ralph David Abernathy and Lucille Ave

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Public Relations Officer- NPU-T

Hello everyone!

I have recently accepted a role as the Public Relations Officer within the Neighborhood Planning Unit -T. I will need all your help to be successful and make this role effective.
You’ll hear more about this in the near future, but in the mean time I wanted to inform you of some of my duties. I welcome all and any ideas and suggestions.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Charged with re-introducing NPU-T to the neighborhoods and promoting the theme of “Building on our strengths in clean, safe, neighborhoods”. Along with the NPU-T Chair, the PRO will help recruit committee members for the committee chairs and advertise their respective projects and activities. In addition to the Community Ambassador and Vice Chair, the PRO is authorized to represent NPU-T in an official manner when necessary.

  • Acts as liaison with neighborhood associations, in partnership with Morehouse RTF
  • Oversees and manages official NPU-T communication channels (i.e. email distribution group, blog, website, etc)
  • Generally promotes NPU-T and its agenda

I’m very excited about this role and the opportunity to create a synergy between our community associations.

We have a lot going for us, within this zone- let’s grab hold and insure we ALL prosper and take part in the many new initiatives being developed and implemented.  No community left behind, no community unrepresented.