We hope to see you tonight!


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the October 2016 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.

  • Use the acronym sheet/map provided to follow along

  • Wait to be recognized to speak.

Call to Order – 7:30pm    

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!

  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?

  • Schools Update (if any reps present)

  • Elected Officials Update (if any present)

  • Amy Klenc: Grant Park Parent Network

  • Michelle Blackmon & Alisa Chambers: Grant Park Conservancy

  • Zoo Atlanta: Ropes Course, Cyclorama & Elephant/Barn Exhibit

  • Katy Zimmermann: Grant Park Community Garden

  • Amber Ostrej: Grant-Ormond Park Sunscreen Dispensers

  • GPNA 2017 Office and Board Nominations Period: 09/20/2016 – 10/18/2016


  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member.

  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left

Secretary – No August Minutes

Treasurer – GPNA is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update

  • Zone 6 APD update

  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012

  • Neighborhood Watch Update

Homes & History

  • Tip of the Month

  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)


  • Mothball: FANTASEA


  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)

  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile

Land Use and Zoning – No Update

  • Glencastle – Request support to divide property

  • 899 BLVD – V-16-272 – Request for fence variance

  • 235 Sydney – U-16-19 – Request for residential daycare

  • 755&753 Hill St – CA16-4-11 & 4-12


  • Vote on bylaws change: Merge LUZ/Transportation Committee

Economic Development

  • Request support for hiring 2Point5 to make sunbursts

Transportation – No Report

Philanthropic – No Update


  New Business/Open Floor

    Adjourn – 8:30pm


Upcoming GPNA Meetings:

  • Mothball Committee: Wednesday, 10/19/16, 7pm, 991 Rawlins St

  • Technology Committee: Tuesday, 10/25/16, 8pm, Dakota Blue

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 10/26/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 11/03/16, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab

  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 11/03/16, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab

  • GPNA General Meeting: 11/15/16, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio

  • Homes & History Committee: Monday, 11/21/16, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center


Upcoming NPU-W Meetings:

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 10/26/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Wed, 10/26/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W General Meeting: Wednesday, 10/26/16, 7:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W LUZ Committee: Tuesday, 11/01/16, 7pm, Beulah Heights Univ


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.

  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org

  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected]

  • Sunburst for your home: $50.00 | Purchase: www.gpna.org/sunburst

  • 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

GPNA Meeting Agendas
Agenda 101816.pdf (PDF)