We are a non-profit organization that is run by membership. Joining (or renewing your membership) helps ensure that we can do our best to advocate for and protect the neighborhood, keep residents in the know, and help build an even stronger sense of community.
doing better, together.
We’re working hard to be better. Your DHCA is re-crafting our vision to work better and you've probably started seeing signs of our work around the community! On Saturday September 12th, we grabbed our gloves, boots (and masks!) and cleaned up around the bridge next to Panera in Emory Village and tackled the roadside trash up and down Briarcliff Road.
This was the first of the DHCA's monthly community service days. Want to join us for the next one? We'd love to have you!
Saturday morning, October 24th
Published September 2020
seen bad Sidewalks?
The Emory Village Alliance (EVA) is a nonprofit community organization committed to the vitality of the historic, commercial heart of Druid Hills in Emory Village. Our alliance of volunteer stakeholders includes residents, businesses, property owners, and representatives of Emory University.
HISTORY OF THE DHCA
One of most active neighborhood groups in the South, DHCA was founded in 1938 to help residents preserve and protect the unique heritage of Druid Hills as envisioned by its creator, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Much of our work involves exercising vigilance in land use and zoning matters, communicating with local and state officials, informing the residents about community issues, and promoting the general welfare of the neighborhood for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Druid Hills Historic District incorporates in its entirety the area formerly listed as the Druid Hills Parks and Parkways Historic District.
Learn some of our rich history as experienced by many of our long-time residents by watching the delightful "Druid Hills History Happens Here".
As the only neighborhood in the South designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Druid Hills stands apart from the other Intown neighborhoods in Atlanta, for the quality and integrity of its historic architecture and for the sweeping wide open spaces and the soaring canopy of its mature hardwoods.
In order to protect the integrity and historic legacy of the neighborhood Druid Hills has been established as a historic district. Anyone who wishes to make significant changes to their properties must apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) through either the City of Atlanta or DeKalb County, depending on where your property is. The two principal jurisdictions are the DeKalb County Historic District and the City of Atlanta Landmark District.
If you are planning on making any improvements to your property please feel free to reach out to the DHCA so that we may help guide you through the process of applying for a COA. If you reside within the city of Atlanta please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in unincorporated Dekalb please reach out to: email@example.com.
Thanks for helping us preserve and protect the unique heritage of historic Druid HillsRead more about how historic preservation got started in Druid Hills here.
This was the original plan for Druid Hills, as designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in the late 1800's.