Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the December 2013 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for Zoo Atlanta.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident.
  • Please reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.  Take conversations into the lobby.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.

Call to Order – 7:30pm

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Present School Grants
  • 2014 Proposed Budget
  • Porch Press Board Nominees: Stephanie Fretwell-Hill & Rebecca Goode-Peoples
  • Approval for $475 in webmaster expenses in excess of 2013 budget
  • Thank you to outgoing GPNA members


  • Please check in or sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • 2014 Bylaws Sub Committee
  • Meeting reminder signs



  • Updated Treasurer’s report

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD update
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
      • Victoria Bennett: Bennett’s Market Liquor License
      • $100 Zone 6 Toy Drive Grant
      • Public Safety Tip: Alarm Settings
      • Help fund additional holiday patrol hours: grantparksecuritypatrol.org


  • Angelique Edwards: Events and Schools Update


  • Like us on Facebook (QR Code); Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at www.gpna.org to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
  • Local Business Directory: www.gpna.org/directory/partners
  • Video Project: Grant Park Stories

Economic Development

  • SEABA Soiree: Thursday, 12/20, 5:30-7:15, Milltown Arms

Land Use and Zoning

  • 307 Memorial Drive


  • Sponsorship Package & Thank You to Tin Lizzy’s and Six Feet Under
  • Republic Fundraiser
  • Wreck the Walls, Farewall to Lenny’s Fundraiser
  • Paul Simo: 2014 Tour of Homes

Parks & Recreation

  • Conservancy Update


  • Preservation Minute

Transportation – No Report

New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 12/18/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Transportation Committee: Wednesday, 12/18/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 1/02/13, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • GPNA: 01/21/13, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 12/20/13, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Monthly BeltLine101 Presentation: 3rd Tuesday’s, 6pm, Historical Concepts in Glenwood Park

 General Info:

  • When contacting police: Call 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
  • Tax deductible Sunburst for your home: $50.00 | Purchase: www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Report crimes or tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.org 404.577.TIPS

Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s mission:

Preserve  the historic legacy of our Grant Park neighborhood;
Promote  the diversity of our Grant Park neighborhood today; and,
Protect  the green spaces of our Grant Park neighborhood for future generations to enjoy.