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.
The DHCA is proud to be a part of Olmsted 200, a coordinated national and local celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted's bicentennial birthday coming up in 2022.
We love to Do Better, Together! Our DHCA neighborhood service days continued this December. We lucked out with the weather and were able to tackle a lot of projects around our community - the twitten between Oxford and Cornell, in and along the creek in Emory Village, and more. Our next workday will be Saturday morning, February 27th, 2021. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.
Thank you to these neighbors who helped us work around the Druid Hills during our December service day. Stay turned for the date and volunteer sign-up for our next one - we are always looking for a helping hand!
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The director has asked for a house built before 1960, 3,000+ square feet. Ideally it would be three stories tall, for an attic/ 3rd floor bedroom scene. A true three story is difficult to find in Atlanta. A two story would work especially if it had architectural features that hinted at a third story like attic windows, a second staircase at the rear of the house, or a small staircase leading to an attic that would allow us to build the third floor bedroom on stage.
This scene is expected to take 4 weeks total, including prep, filming, and wrap time. Due to the pandemic, we will need the house vacant during this time. In addition to the rental fee, we will of course cover the cost of an airbnb or other living accommodations most comfortable for you and your family. Our schedule is not finalized yet, but we know it will be between the end of February and end of March.
The film industry has adjusted our industry standards to provide the safest possible environment for our crew and location owners during the pandemic. If your house were to be selected, we would go over our detailed health and safety plan with you.
If anyone is interested in having their home considered for this scene, please email me with your contact and street address. I will reach out to you and we can discuss the next step.
Update about the proposed redevelopment at N. Decatur and Lullwater from The DHCA president, January 16, 2020
Fellow Druid Hills Residents,
As many of you already know Tribridge Residential has filed a stream buffer variance application for the Lullwater Apartments site located at the corner of N. Decatur Rd. and Lullwater Rd. just outside Emory Village. The developer would like to redevelop the site, most of which is encumbered by FEMA floodplain and state and county stream buffers, and build upwards of 85 new units there.
The DHCA has forwarded its concerns regarding encroachments into the streambuffer and development within the floodplain to the State Environmental Protection Division. The DHCA has also been actively engaged on this issue with a number of stakeholders, including the Emory Village Alliance, the Druid Hills Golf and Country Club, and the South Fork Conservancy, as well as the developer, Tribridge Residential.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From The DHCA president on December 3rd, 2020
Yesterday, the DHCA learned of an application filed with the Georgia Environmental Protection agency for a piece of property that sits at the corner of North Decatur and Lullwater Roads (known as the Lullwater Apartments). This property is located in unincorporated DeKalb County.
The application only relates to the piping of the creek tributary along 200' along North Decatur. However the reason listed for that diversion is "to make way for proposed construction of 85 multi-family apartments". Here is the site plan.
The application has been shared across key stakeholder groups including the Southfork Conservancy, the Emory Village Alliance and the Druid Hills Golf Club and we will seek to gather additional information on the plans and share information with you as we know it on our website and our Facebook page.
If you have comments or concerns, please share those with us as we wish to advocate on behalf of all of our residents in Druid Hills. Email: email@example.com
This was the original plan for Druid Hills, as designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in the late 1800's.
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.
Thanks for helping us preserve and protect the unique heritage of historic Druid Hills. Read more about how historic preservation got started in Druid Hills here.
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".
Did you know the DHCA worked ardently over 25 years to prevent the expansion of the Stone Mountain Freeway and the proposed Presidential Parkway from being built straight thru Druid Hills?
“An Informal History of the Druid Hills Civic Association, Celebrating 75 years” was written in 2013 and Thea Roeser, our membership chair, would be happy to deliver one to your home. Please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will deliver one to your mailbox!