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NPU W Meeting

April 27, 2022 (amended draft)

  • Call to Order/Opening Remarks/Introductions/Roll Call – 4 minutes
  • Approval of previous month’s meeting notes – 2 minutes
  • Approval of amended Agenda & Consent Agenda – 2 minutes
  • Reports from Elected Representatives and City Departments
    • Atlanta Police & Atlanta Fire Rescue – 5 minutes each
    • Elected representatives – 5 minutes each
    • City Departments – 3 to 5 minutes each as necessary
  • Committee Reports
    • Atlanta Planning Advisory Board – 1 minute
    • NPU-W Leadership – 1 minute
    • Neighborhood Safety; Transportation; ByLaws; Land Use & Zoning; – 3 min ea
    • Planner’s Report – 3 minutes
    • Announcements (upcoming public meetings or events) – 30 seconds each/1 per speaker
  • Presentations
  • Nathan Clubb: Beltline Rail Now! – 5 minutes
  • Tri Le: Abandonment of Public Right of Way: Benteen Ave – 5 minutes
  • City Matters for Voting (listed below) – 3 minutes per item unless otherwise indicated
  • Special Event Applications (MOSE)
    • 4th Annual FreakNik’s “Atlanta Reunion” In the Park: Carl Neal – Grant Park – May 29, 2022. Motion to recommend non-support of the incomplete 4th Annual FreakNik’s Atlanta Reunion In the Park application.
    • Bronx Day Atlanta 2022: Cameron Daniel – Grant Park – July 23, 2022. Motion to postpone the hearing of the application for Bronx Day 2022 to the May 26th, 2022 NPU-W meeting.
    • Freedom Fest: Damita Bishop – Grant Park – July 2, 2022. Motion to recommend support for the Freedom Fest event application.
  • Alcohol License Applications (LRB)
    • Elder Tree: Restaurant – Breanna R. Towry – 469 Flat Shoals Avenue – Charge of Agent. Motion to make “no recommendation” on the amended Change of Agent application for Breanna R. Towry at Elder Tree because the status of SAP-12-109, pertaining to parking agreements, parking requirements and the response to #33 on the application, cannot be verified until additional research is completed by the Department of City Planning.
    • Grant Park Eats: Restaurant – Travis Harris – 1039 Grant St SE – New Business. Motion to postpone the hearing of the new business application of Travis Harris for Grant Park Eats to the May 26th, 2022 NPU-W meeting. Application remains incomplete.
    • Amigo Food Mart (Amended): Retail Package/ Convenience Store – Nazmul Rahman – 1645 Moreland Ave Suite A – Change of Ownership. Motion to recommend support for the amended Change of Ownership application for Nazmul Rahman at Amigo Food Mart.
    • Tanner’s Corner Grocery: Retail Package – Nuradin Adusha – 828 McDonough Blvd SE – Change of Owner. Motion to recommend support for the Change of Owner application for Nuradin Adusha at Tanner’s Corner Grocery.
  • Board of Zoning Adjustment Applications (BZA)
    • V-22-37 – Applicant seeks a variance to reduce the south side-yard setback from 7ft to 4ft for construction of an accessory structure. 474 Haas Avenue – hearing May 5, 2022. Motion to recommend support for V-22-37.
    • V-22-51 – Applicant seeks a special exception to allow active recreation (swimming pool) in a yard adjacent to a street. 934 Prospect Avenue – hearing May 12, 2022. Motion to recommend support for V-22-37, conditional on recommendation to support from SAND.
  • Zoning Review Board Applications (ZRB)
    • U-21-33 – Applicant seeks a special use permit to operate a day care center. SITE PLAN. 1222 McPherson Avenue. Motion to postpone the hearing for U-21-33 & Z-22-21 to the May 26th, 2022 NPU-W meeting.
    • Z-22-11 – Applicant seeks to rezone the 5.66 acre property from the PD-H (Planned housing development (single-family or multi-family)) zoning designation to the PD-H (Planned housing development (single-family or multi-family)) zoning designation. 1355 Funston Street. Motion to recommend support for Z-22-11, conditional on recommendation to support the proposed zoning conditions from SAND.
    • Z-22-14 – An Ordinance by Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari to zone property located at 2071 Cavanaugh Avenue, 2080 Cavanaugh Avenue, 2083 Cavanaugh Avenue, and 2084 Cavanaugh Avenue to the R-4 (Single family residential) zoning district and for other purposes. May 5 or 12, 2022. Motion to recommend support for Z-22-14.
    • Z-22-21 – Applicant seeks an SPU to use the property as a 1-room childcare program. SITE PLAN, SURVEY. 1222 McPherson Avenue May 5 or 12, 2022. Motion to postpone the hearing for U-21-33 & Z-22-21 to the May 26th, 2022 NPU-W meeting.
    • Z-22-23 – An Ordinance by Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari to zone land located at 1134 Oakfield Drive, 1146 Oakfield Drive, 1147 Oakfield Drive, 1152 Oakfield Drive, 1162 Oakfield Drive, 1165 Oakfield Drive, 1166 Oakfield Drive, 1172 Oakfield Drive, 1177 Oakfield Drive, 1178 Oakfield Drive, and 1185 Oakfield Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316 and property located at 838 Shadowridge Drive, 842 Shadowridge Drive, 848 Shadowridge Drive, 854 Shadowridge Drive, 858 Shadowridge Drive, 864 Shadowridge Drive And 868 Shadowridge Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316 to the R-4 (Single Family Residential) zoning district; and for other purposes. May 5 or 12,2022. Motion to recommend support for Z-22-23.
    • Z-22-24 – An Ordinance by Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari to zone property located at 1363 Black Oak Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 to the R-4 (Single Family Residential) Zoning District; and for other purposes. May 5 or 12, 2022. Motion to recommend support for Z-22-24.
  • New Business
    • Ratification of Ad-Hoc Committee – Community Impact Grant Implementation – 3 minutes
    • Cleary (PM), H. Bryant (EACA), P. Kelly (GPNA), B. Huff (SAND).
    • Elected Representative confirmation and/or election – 3 minutes
    • Nathan Clubb (SAND)
    • Motion to begin NPU-W general meetings at 7:00 PM, effective June 22nd, 2022. – 3 minutes
    • 2022 Community Design Awards Vote – 3 minutes
  • Adjournment