SERVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF DRUID HILLS
A COMMUNITY NESTLED IN THE HEART OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA
The Cator Woolford Estate, which includes Frazer Center, plans to erect a fence around the perimeter of the gardens and forest. In recent years there has been an increase in concerning activities on the site. These incidents have caused growing concern about the safety and liability of children, families and others who have legitimate reasons for being on the property, as well as the historic buildings and surroundings. This, in additional to gaining better invasive species control over the grounds, is why the board feels it is prudent to fence in the property.
The fence will be a 6’ tall commercial grade black vinyl chain link fence. The placement of the fence is intended to make it disappear within the heavily wooded environment. No trees or critical root zones will be impacted, and the fence will not cross streams.
Learn more details in their FAQ. See where the fence will go on the property here. Learn about the history of the property and the issues they face here.
Emory University hosted a community meeting on June 23 to present plans for their Graduate Student Housing Project in the “Haygood Triangle” area. The recorded presentation may be viewed here. Information and updates about the project will be posted by Emory here.
The DHCA is in the process of gathering community input. We will compile and use your input to inform and direct our next steps as we interact with Emory. A follow up meeting with Emory will be announced soon.
The DHCA invites your responses and comments about the Emory University Graduate Student Housing Project.
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GDOT held a stakeholder meeting to share conceptual plans to address safety along the Ponce de Leon corridor. Our public safety and transportation committees provided input on behalf of our neighborhood. You can read the DHCA's statement and as well as notes from the stakeholder meeting on our Ponce Corridor Page .
Atlanta City Council will hold a virtual public hearing on March 1st, 2020. This proposed ordinance, if passed, will regulate short term rentals in Atlanta and would impact all of Druid Hills within Atlanta city limits. Residents that want to rent their properties using Airbnb or other short term rental companies would have to get a permit ($150 application fee plus $300 permit fee), pay 8% tax, and follow the rules and regulations of the ordinance. There isn't currently any legislation governing short-term rentals in Unincorporated DeKalb, but the county may not be far behind in doing so.
Although most renters are respectful and are not a nuisance, some can be. Report an issue with specific renters to the authorities, as you would with any other disturbance. If you suspect that an Airbnb property is being misused or not properly handled by the owner, learn more about how to file a complaint with Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/neighbors
Read FAQ's about the proposed ordinance here.
Have you seen the red tubes being buried along certain roads in the neighborhood? Georgia Power is burying some power lines as part of its grid investment plan which will impact streets throughout Druid Hills. See map below and FAQs regarding the project rationale, the impacts, the potential for paid easements and more.
Review GDOT responses to January 2020 public meeting about drainage improvements along Ponce de Leon Ave.
Update about the proposed redevelopment at N. Decatur and Lullwater from The DHCA president, January 16, 2021
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.
Due to their size and our neighborhood's topography, residents may find it difficult to maneuver these cans to the curb. Jeff Rader, Commissioner, District 2, DeKalb County, suggests that residents make any concerns known to the Thurmond Administration by clicking here. Also share your concerns to all members of the BOC by clicking here as well as apply for backyard pickup by clicking here since that is the only alternative available.
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
In addition to all he did for civil and human rights, John Lewis was always a friend of those in in-town neighborhoods. During the “Road Fight”, Former president Jimmy Carter called Hon. Rep. Lewis many times, attempting to pressure him into supporting Carter, Andrew Young, City Council, and the DOT in promoting rather than opposing the “Presidential Parkway.” Carter and Lewis were old friends, so it was hard on Lewis, but he said he could not support the parkway—he had to support his constituents who were against the expressway. Lewis went on to support our neighborhoods in every way he could. I wonder sometimes if Lewis had said “yes” and joined Carter’s support for the road? I think we would have lost the road fight without Lewis’ help. That explains the power behind Lewis constant integrity and honorable service. John Lewis was my hero.
Requesat in pacem, John.
See below for document information about a Georgia Power project to bury power lines and improve infrastructure and alleviate power outages in our neighborhoods that will include portions of Druid Hills.
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