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SAND Full Body Meeting – Thursday, March 14, 2019

Announcements: Voting rights (3 meetings, or $10). Seeking the following positions to be filled: Treasurer, Woodland Hills Neighborhood Rep. Join as a SAND business member for $50/year!

Zone 6: Zone 6 is expanding into part of former Zone 2. Along with the expanded territory, Zone 6 is gaining an additional 8 officers. These officers will ride every beat before being released for patrol. If you have any issues or concerns, email APD is still investigating the shooting on Moreland near Memorial. No further details at this point.

City/State/School/Other Elected Officials: Mitsah with Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington’s office brought fact sheets for District 5 and provided a reminder that the Homestead Exemption is due April 1.

Transportation: South Moreland LCI – SAND is submitting an application to the ARC for the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) for assistance on planning & implementation of high priority action items identified in the 2008 South Moreland Ave LCI. City Placemaking Grant. SAND is applying for a City of Atlanta Placemaking grant to improve the streetscape and intersection of Bill Kennedy Way and Faith Ave. Intrenchment Creek Trail update – PATH Foundation has completed the initial feasibility study of the Intrenchment Creek Trail, which would connect the South River Trail to the BeltLine. Stayed tuned for more updates. Bill Kennedy Way and Glenwood Ave. SAND will talk with DPW and Carla Smith’s office regarding vehicular traffic using the bike lane as a right-hand turn lane. It’s dangerous for all modes of transportation.

Communication: Like SAND on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Submit any ideas for the newsletter to us.

Treasurer: Amazon Smile / Kroger Rewards. You can link these two to SAND, and a portion of the proceeds goes back to SAND. Trolleys available for $40 unpainted, $50 painted.

Social: Interested in hosting a social hour for SAND at your home? Let us know! Ormewood Park Makers Festival – Saturday, March 23 (11:00am – 6:00pm). We need volunteers; the sign up is on the SAND Facebook page. Ormewood Park Church – Chalk and Chomp Event Friday, May 3. It’s a fundraiser for the expense of repaving the church parking lot. It serves the community. Tickets can be purchased for $20 per adult and can be found on the Church’s Facebook page. SAND will also put out a link in a forthcoming email.

Public Safety: Aldi’s alcohol change of agent; approved unanimously.

Land Use and Zoning (LU&Z): Z-19-002 & CDP-19-016 1131 Glenwood Avenue SE (aka 525 Moreland Development) – Applicant seeks rezoning of 4 lots from R4 to MRC-1-C to allow for proposed aggregate development w/ adjacent NC-2 properties (*Applicants requested a deferral until April meeting cycle as they review options for adding an additional 17 residential units, which would allow them to qualify for low income LIHTC program). LUZ Motion to Defer/Deny passed unanimously. Unanimous support for the pursuit of LIHTC affordable housing support through Invest Atlanta. Applicant seeks to create 100% affordable housing at the development. Defer/Deny passed unanimously. Z-19-016 1061 United Avenue SE / V-19-051 1061 United Avenue SE – Applicant requests rezoning from R-4 to R-G3 to convert an existing church educational building into 18 condominiums. Applicant also requests a variance to reduce the required Usable Open Space ratio requirement from .40(10,961 sf) to .31(8,555 sf), pending the above rezoning (Z-19-016). Motion to Defer/Deny passed unanimously (does not require vote until April meeting cycle). 1328 Boulevard (Red’s Beer Garden) – Special Parking Exemption to reduce spaces from 35 to 10 spaces. Approved unanimously with the condition of a bike rack that fits six bikes.

Approval of February 2019 meeting minutes – approved

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