We’ll review and confirm the type of regulations that could be included in the proposed historic district prior to writing the full district text..
Visual Preferences Survey results
Draft historic district content
Highlight any outstanding items
Residential and Mixed-use stations to review direction
Have we missed anything?
Targeted exercises to discuss any outstanding items, if applicable
Learn about the regulations that apply in PH now and explore what might be appropriate ways to implement the recommendations in the Poncey-Highland Master Plan.
Look at existing zoning, allowed heights, the current process for renovating or building something new.
Explore the Poncey-Highland Master Plan, especially recommendations within it that could be regulated through the use of a historic district.
Workstations around preliminary ideas for the proposed historic district:
Take a visual preferences survey based on the images collected during the Walk + Talk on 9/7. The survey will also be posted on the website.
Join your neighbors for a stroll around the hood.
The goal is to stop and take in, note, and discuss the good and bad in Poncey-Highland, and learn a little history along the way. What’s really cool? What do we want to protect? What do we want to improve? What do we want more of? What do we wish would go away? We’ll use the notes and pictures at the 9/17 community meeting.
West of Freedom, including the Beltline: Meet at the Common Ground parking lot at 10 a.m.
East of Freedom: Meet at The Poncey Highland Cafe at 10 a.m.
Please sign up so we know how many people to expect. We’d love to have at least 10 people join each tour, and the more the merrier. Bring your coffee/kids/visitors/friendly dogs along.
Can’t make it? Sign up and indicate you’ll do a walking tour on your own. We’ll send you a Google Form so that you can submit comments and pictures.
Join us as we kick off the next phase of our planning process.
Highland Inn Ballroom, 644 North Highland Avenue NE
On August 21, the Poncey-Highland Planning working group will share its recommendation about the general planning framework that they believe would best serve the neighborhood.
The working group has been meeting regularly for several months, learning about what tools are being used by other neighborhoods in Atlanta and nationally, talking about best practices, and hearing from experts in the field. Based on what they’ve learned, and with guidance from professionals, they’ve also been thinking about how we can best guide growth and change in our neighborhood in a way that preserves our uniqueness, addresses our challenges and weaknesses, and takes full advantage of our potential, as our Master Plan intended.
Doug Young, Director, Urban Design Commission and Assistant Director, Historic Preservation, will join us on August 21 (and at future meetings) as we continue the conversation about how we will develop the tools to protect what makes Poncey-Highland the best place to live in Intown Atlanta!