Posts tagged with "NPU-O"

Atlanta wants input on tree ordinance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 17, 2014

The city of Atlanta is making the first “significant revision” to its tree ordinance since 2001. The city is running some of the proposed changes by local Neighborhood Planning Units, community advisory boards that weigh in on land use and zoning matters in the city. NPU-O Chairman Dana Blankenhorn discussed it at the most recent Kirkwood Neighbors’ […]

Zone 6 crime hits lull before holiday season

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2014

Crime in Atlanta’s Zone 6 precinct has tapered off ahead of the holiday season. Atlanta Police Lt. D. Floyd spoke at a recent Neighborhood Planning Unit-O meeting and told members that the NPU-O neighborhoods, Kirkwood, Edgewood and East Lake, have seen an average 15 percent decrease in Part 1 crimes. Officers said they are making […]

NPU-O approves Wylde Center plans for garden

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2014

Neighborhood Planning Unit – O on Tuesday gave its OK to a special use permit for the Wylde Center to establish an educational garden in Kirkwood. The property, dubbed Hawk Hollow, is about one acre near the intersection of First Avenue and Lakeview Drive. The property is on a flood plain and can’t be developed. A […]

NPU – Apartments approved, Edgewood gets safer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 23, 2014

A citizens advisory board on Tuesday gave its overwhelming support to an apartment project and learned what the owners of a local shopping center are doing to make the center safer. Neighborhood Planning Unit – O voted 14-2-1 in favor of a zoning change that will allow Euramex Management to move forward with a plan […]

Kirkwood apartments up for NPU vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 22, 2014

A developer’s plan for building apartments in Kirkwood will face another crucial test on Tuesday. Euramex Management wants to build 250 to 260 apartment units behind Kirkwood Station, a project that will require rezoning current apartments located on Bixby Street. Euramex won approval from the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization at its Sept. 10 meeting. On Tuesday, […]

Developer eyes apartments on Memorial Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 2, 2014

A neighborhood advisory group recently voted in favor of a plan by Stephen Mansfield, CEO of Aletheia Ventures, to redevelop apartments at 1760 Memorial Drive in Kirkwood. Mansfield appeared before the Neighborhood Planning Unit O last week and members voted 9-1, with one abstention, to support the rezoning application for the project. The developer is […]

NPU approves subdivision request

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2014

Dana Blankenhorn, chairman of Neighborhood Planning Unit – O, said the board on July 22 voted to support a subdivision request on Murray Hill Drive. Blankenhorn provided a wrap-up from the meeting. Decaturish was unable to attend due to coverage of the July 22 runoff elections. Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization recommended approval of the new development […]

City staff recommend denial of daycare permit

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2014

A controversial proposal to increase the size of a daycare on Anniston Avenue in Kirkwood faces another roadblock. The city of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development recommended denial of a special use permit application filed by Lauren Kilby, owner of the iCare Child Development Center. The Atlanta Zoning Review Board recommended a one-month deferral to […]

What’s fare? – Atlanta proposes rates for streetcar

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 25, 2014

The city of Atlanta is asking residents to weigh in on the proposed fees to ride the city’s forthcoming streetcar, a 2.7 mile east-to-west loop that will connect tourist hot spots in the city’s downtown. Neighborhood Planning Unit – O, which represents Kirkwood, East Lake and Edgewood residents, gave the rate structure the thumbs up […]

Daycare debate in Kirkwood turns ugly

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 25, 2014

The Neighborhood Planning Unit – O was unusually well-attended Tuesday night, packed full of Anniston Avenue residents opposed to expanding a daycare on their street. Unfortunately for the opposition, under NPU rules, the only people who could vote were residents who had attended one of the last three meetings. The NPU supported the special use […]

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