PHNA Neighborhood Meeting Notes - May 15th, 2019

Report from Zone 6 Officer

  • Major Vasquez, our new Zone 6 liaison, will be at the next meeting; Captain Antonio Clay attended this meeting..

  • Bike thefts are up; please lock your bike

  • Reminder on the clean car campaign

  • Scooter usage flyers were made available for attendees

Land use items from Lisa Malaney, head of Land Use and Planning committee

  • Southern Belle and Georgia Boy - request for liquor license

    • Unanimous vote for approval (28 votes), 0 opposed, 0 abstained

  • Cory and Malory Atkinson - Atlanta Spirits Retail doing business as Elemental Spirits

  • Looking to put a package store in the vein of VinoTeca in Inman Park in the space next to Manuels

  • ○  Requesting an exemption to the rule for being 600 feet from single family homes.

  • ○  Space is limited to 1900 square feet

  • ○  Q&A from audience regarding parking and related topics

  • ○  Nonbinding vote of support from attendees passed - 24 in favor, 1 abstention

Samara Minkin - Manager of Public Art

  • Renew Atlanta Public Art Program is starting to place art across Atlanta in public spaces

    • Atlanta has a lot of small and local art but no large-scale artwork.

  • Jaume Plensa sculpture will come to Poncey Highland; working with Freedom Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta to place the piece at Freedom Parkway and N. Highland (near Babette’s).

    • Will be doing some hard landscaping and will remove two trees. Will have some seating around it. Construction should start in late summer.

Beth McDonald - Master Plan Working Group Update

  • Working group for addressing master plan and zoning issues - 30 people applied, 10 people were selected from across the neighborhood/groups
    ○ Other interested applicants will be asked to participate with future focus groups

Beth McDonald