Atlanta’s Department of City Planning is examining the freight transportation system to improve moving goods in and around industrial districts and neighborhoods in Northwest Atlanta.
This study will recommend ways for industry to co-exist alongside other uses. The priorities and concerns of residents is central to this process. We’d like to share what we’ve learned thus far and continue developing solutions with you.
We invite you to attend a virtual focus group on September 22, by using the Zoom link below.
Community Insight Session #2 – September 22, 2022 | 6 – 7 PM
Register at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdOugrT4rG9Z7osqoQk4KmuwGhcjJrtsc
For more information about the study, please visit www.freightATL.com.
Alliance Strategies, our community engagement consultant, will follow-up with you next week to answer any questions and confirm your interest in registering for the event.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at FreightATL@atlantaga.gov.
We appreciate your consideration and attention to this important planning process.
In the last 2-week period (Aug 13 - 26), 46 incidents were reported in Beat 204. Of those, one occurred in the area we patrol.
On August 20, 2022, residents in the area of of 1809 Defoor Avenue called the police after they saw the well-known vagrant return to the unoccupied placarded house. Officers responded and met with the owner of the house who gave police permission to force entry to find the vagrant trespasser.
Officers forced entry and encountered a verbally hostile male. He was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass. He was identified as: Khalil Terry DOB: 3/29/1999
The reporting officer noted prior interactions with the same subject in recent weeks in which he was creating disturbances, walking around with a large knife, and threatening citizens.
A breakdown of other activity reported in the area:
Thank you, neighbors, for your engagement and feedback.
This is what makes Underwood Hills so unique.
Here are some of the results from our recent poll on NextDoor and our survey in the UHNA eNews:
An overwhelming majority (88%) said 'Yes, count me in.' to the question, "Would you be coming if we had a monthly food truck at the park?"
The follow-up survey in our weekly eNews conveyed similar high levels of support for the idea (94%).
Concerning frequency, we also have a clear winner: 61% favor a monthly event on the same weekday and at the same place. 22% would even support a weekly event.
Based on all this, we have organized our first event to happen this Friday, Sep 9, from 5:00 to 6:30, right after the weekly playgroup. Everybody is invited. https://nextdoor.com/events/4314800/?init_source=copy_link_share
Hooray, we have our first date: Friday, September 9, 5 - 6:30 pm, @Underwood Hills Park.
After all the positive feedback on NextDoor and our recent eNews poll, we were able to secure our first get-together at the park. An excellent opportunity to meet your new and old neighbors and to enjoy the spirit of Underwood Hills.
DAS BBQ will come out with their van, and we can all hang out at the pavilion that Friday afternoon.
Pre-order is strongly encouraged- in particular for this first event as it is tough to predict your appetite;-) Here is the link to the pre-order form: https://www.dasbbq.com/ and go to Vans Pre-Order Form
See you next Friday! #BigNeighborhoodMeetUp
An eagle eyed neighbor alerted us to this and it was reported to City of Atlanta.
If you see anything needing attention please report to ATL311 via phone, twitter @atl311, phone app, or emailing the relevant department e.g. email@example.com . The more reports, the more rapidly things get dealt with!
Staff shortages combined with the recent removal of a large oak have left the area surrounding the Park gazebo in a terrible state.
Please join us 8am Saturday September 10 to beautify this heavily used and very visible space.
Bring clippers, hedge shears, shovels, rakes and wheelbarrow if you have them.
Note there is poison ivy present so long sleeves/pants and gloves are advised.
The cleanup will be followed by the monthly Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration 9-12.
Refreshments provided by UHNA.
Teen Committee volunteers, led by Greta Tibus, made huge progress on the Pollinator Garden in Underwood Hills Park last Saturday. As well as being a beautiful addition to the park, this project will provide much need habitat for local pollinator species. Many thanks for their efforts! If you or your teen would like to be involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org UHNA volunteer hours are eligible for Community Service Credits.
Come and help out UHNA Teen Committee prepare the Pollinator Garden site in Underwood Hills Park 10am Saturday September 3
Tasks for the day include spreading cardboard and covering with wood chips to suppress weeds in preparation for planting in the fall, installation of temporary signs.