Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the January 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.
  • Please check or sign in on the roll.
  • 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.         

Call to Order – 7:30pm

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space
  • Thanks to Grant Park Coffee House for refreshments
  • Welcome New Members
  • Recognize elected officials
  • Next GPNA meeting: 2/19/13, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • 2013 Budget
  • NPU Update
  • Present $500 grants to PTA/school administrators present


  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • New Neighbor Packets
  • Convening Bylaws Committee



  • Treasurer’s report

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Zone 6 APD update
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor (Assistant District Attorney, Paul Arena-Camarillo (404) 265-3457; [email protected])
  • Next meeting: Saturday, 2/02/13, 10am, Grant Park Recreation Center

Economic Development

  • SEABA Business Luncheon: Thursday, 1/17/13, 11:30 – 1pm, Zoo Atlanta Ford Conference Center (www.seabaga.org)


  • New Parkside interim Principal, Sarah Haynes
  • Next meeting: Saturday, 1/19/13, 1pm, Ziba’s Bistro
  • Mothball and Tour of Homes Committees
  • Tax deductible Sunburst: $50.00 | Purchase: www.gpna.org/sunburst


  • Next meeting: Monday, 1/21/13, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Revisit Historic Design Regs
  • Cyclorama - GPNA's official position
  • Tip of the month

Land Use and Zoning

  • Next meeting: Thursday, 2/07/13, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • Monthly BeltLine101 Presentation: 3rd Tuesday’s, 6pm, Historical Concepts in Glenwood Park

Parks & Recreation

  • Grant Park Conservancy
  • Grant Park Recreation Center


  • Sign-up to receive neighborhood alerts/newsletters at www.gpna.org and include zip code
  • “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrantParkGPNA
  • Follow us on Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Business Directory Listing
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, Google+, etc.


  • Next meeting: Wednesday, 1/23/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist (joint meeting with NPU-W)

New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

The GPNA is an all-volunteer organization. Make a difference, get involved, and stay involved! Please visit www.gpna.org for neighborhood information.

The 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.

When contacting the police: Call 911 to get the call logged; Then call the Zone 6 precinct at 404.371.5002.

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GPNA Meeting Agendas