The E. Rivers Shiver 5K Run and Walk is happening Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 AM. This USTAF certified course starts and ends at E. Rivers elementary and winds through the Peachtree Battle neighborhood. After the 5K, all kids can participate in a fun run around the track. All entrants will receive a free t-shirt and prizes will be awarded by age group and the best costume.
Fun for all ages, all proceeds will support the E. Rivers PTA:
In the period Aug 26 - Sep 8, 46 incidents were reported in Beat 204. Of those, none occurred in the area we patrol. A breakdown of other activity reported in the area:
There were no significant incidents to report.
Det. Kevin Leonapcher
Atlanta PD / Underwood Hills Patrol
At NPU-D meeting Tuesday Sept 26 UHNA NPU-D Rep Eva Nason and Alternate Shane Murphy raised concerns regarding the liquor license application sought by Alfred Nault for the property at 1151 Chattahoochee.
Shane proposed and Eva seconded a motion to defer the application to next month’s NPU-D meeting with idea that the applicant could then meet with UHNA in October to address concerns of the community. The vote was close but the deferral passed despite the objection of the applicant.
NPU-D actions are non-binding so the effort tonight may have just slowed the process down.
During the introductory discussion both the applicant and their attorney said they’d be happy to meet with UHNA. Once it was clear they could not do that before the Oct 10 Liquor License Review Board vote they opposed any deferral.
At one point the attorney requested to step back from the meeting and confer with the applicant. The meeting covered another matter before returning to the issue of their application. The UHNA reps have never seen that done at an NPU meeting. The attorney also thought the only options were to vote for or against tonight. The NPU-D chairperson, Jim Martin, politely explained the NPU can vote to approve, deny, or defer depending on the motion.
It's not clear if the applicant will attend the meeting with UHNA on October 16.
from Eva Nason, UHNA Rep to NPU-D-
All those who can attend the ZRB meeting on October 5 beginning 6:00 p.m. in City Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 55 Trinity Ave are once again encouraged to do so.
Rezoning case Z-23-17 for 1692 Springer St. was deferred from September 7, due to failure of the applicant to properly post the property, and is now on the agenda for the Zoning Review Board on Thursday October 5.
Previously published details on the proposal can be found here.
Steering Committee Meeting (via Zoom)
Monday Sept 18 2023– 7:30PM
1. a liquor license request for the business Affordable Spirits, at 1151 Chattahoochee Ave. Application details will be published to the neighborhood via blog, if any problems rely on NPU and Liquor License representation, as it will be heard at NPU-D 09/26/23, before next UHNA meeting.
2. a parking reduction request from 888 spaces to 183 for an indoor go-cart racing operation at the cul-de-sac end of 1310 Seaboard Industrial Blvd. The property has an existing reduction to 150 spaces. No exterior changes to property. UHNA will not oppose.
3. Possible subdivision of 2 lots into 3 on Springer St. Would require legislation to convert 2 lots to 3, 50’x164’, similar to Matissa St. No application yet, but developer wanted to get UHNA thoughts on the proposal. No obvious problems with the idea.
4. Discussion whether to support draft BCN Loud Car Task Force Resolution General support for the draft resolution with some exceptions. Will forward email feedback to BCN.
5. 1990 Defoor Ave NW Proposed rezoning and change to density; results of Traffic and other studies by Applicant, community feedback.
The applicant presented the results of the 24/7 Noise study and Traffic Study, as agreed at last meeting.
The Noise study presented issues which cause them to re-evaluate the proposal, due to the significant added expense. They’ve agreed to inform the neighborhood of their intentions by the end of September.
UHNA will keep the community informed of developments but at the moment it’s up in the air.
There are two applications (for Beer/wine & Liquor) for the above address on the agenda for NPU-D September 26.
Any resident that has questions or concerns can attend to comment and vote.
Meeting details on the UHNA website calendar.
Application documents below;
On Tuesday, September 11, the UHNA Planning/Zoning Committee Chair, Ben Hudgins, the UHNA President, Steven Lindsay, and the NPU-D Rep, Eva Nason, met with the City Council member for this area, Dustin Hillis, to ascertain whether there were any overriding concerns regarding the Rezoning Application for a high-density apartment development at 1990 Defoor Avenue which would be likely to interfere with the City Council accepting the decision of the ZRB as to whether to approve this rezoning or not. There are not at this time. (See below ** for info on the rezoning process.)
On September 18, Underwood Hills can begin the process of taking our opinion and concerns to Atlanta's Zoning Review Board regarding the 1990 Defoor Rezoning Application for a precedent-setting high-density apartment development (the surrounding area is only medium-density and is all designated to be medium-density on Atlanta's Comprehensive Development Plan, CDP). The September 18 meeting (open to all) is for the Steering Committee of the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association to prepare for the full-body UHNA General meeting on Monday, October 9, at which a vote will be taken on the 1990 Defoor Rezoning Application.
Also, to be discussed at the UHNA Steering Committee meeting on 9-18 and voted on at the full-body UHNA General Meeting on 10-9 are 3 additional matters.
1. a liquor license request for the business, Affordable Spirits, at 1151 Chattahoochee Ave.,
2. a parking reduction request from 888 spaces to 183 for an indoor go-cart racing operation at the cul-de-sac end of Seaboard Industrial Blvd. and
3. a potential subdivision of 2 lots into 3 by Josh Hall
** When there is an application for the rezoning of a property in the city of Atlanta, the application is considered by at least 6 groups of people, i.e. 1. those who are most adjacent to the property (the neighborhood), 2. the relevant one of the 25 Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) into which the city is divided, 3. the advisory Zoning Review Board (ZRB), 4. the Zoning Committee of the City Council, 5. the full City Council and 6. the mayor.
UHNA was previously made aware of severe overcrowding on the morning school bus from Underwood Hills to NAHS.
Although a temporary fix relieved the problem it has become an issue again, in violation of Code 160-5-3-,13.
Please email the following to let them know this problem is Urgent, or use APS Let's Talk (include your child’s name, student ID, school, bus stop and bus number on correspondence):
Subject: Re: Safety Issues: Bus Route 1012: URGENT
"regarding bus 21-019.
[student name, ID]
School Bus route 1012 stops at [ie Defoor Ave NW & Davis Circle] and is full of children standing up all the way to NORTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL in violation of Code 160-5-3-,13.
My child is currently standing up while the bus drives up the interstate. This is unacceptable and unsafe. If that bus needs to break on the interstate, children would fly through the windshield.
Please respond to this urgently, outlining the steps being taken to address.
Thank you to Underwood Hills residents Misty Kelly and Debra Whitlock for the the information.