Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the May 2015 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. All neighbors eligible to vote can make motions and second them.
  • Please: reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor, take conversations into the lobby, and utilize the acronym sheet/map to follow along effectively.
  • 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?
  • Education
  • Michelle Blackmon: Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • Annie Burch: GPPN Update
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
Secretary Treasurer - Update Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • College Scholarship & Next Meeting (on back of this sheet)
Economic Development
  • SEABA Soiree: May 21, 5:30-7:15, Zoo Atlanta New Reptile Exhibit
  • Grant Park Gathering: May 28, 6-8pm, Mezcalitos
Land Use and Zoning
  • Memorial Drive Update
  • Committee Resolutions for Vote
  • June Committee Meeting Topics
  • Historic Design Regulations Sub Committee
  • Upcoming Neighborhood Conversations
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
  • Preservation Tip of the Month
  • Geoff Roper/Abbi Rabeneck/Cindy Comisky: Tour of Homes Update
  • Mothball planning
Technology – No report
New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Philanthropic Committee: 05/21/15, 7pm, Dakota Blue
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 05/27/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 05/27/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Economic Development & Fundraising: Monday, 06/02/15, 7pm, Dakota Blue
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 06/02/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 06/04/15, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 06/04/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 06/15/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA: 06/16/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
General Info:
  • When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • To report City service related issues dial 311.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours:
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
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Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.

GPNA Meeting Agendas