Community Garden Ready for Volunteers

We're ready to open our community garden across from the Armand Green Space. We just need you!

The new irrigation system was installed in May 2018, thanks to a generous $2,000 grant from the City of Atlanta and Neighborhood Planning Unit F. We have area enough for 21 plots and have already built eight raised beds and other shared amenities. A one-year membership is $200.

On March 2 a group of about 10 neighbors got together to set up the first of eight raised beds. Planting will begin in March and April. After that, it’s up to us what we do with this fantastic space — open to all!

You may recall this is the site of a former home, and there is a remainder of a patio and outdoor grill that we’d like to use for public space. We're also pricing out the installation of a metal grate so the outdoor grill will be functional at this site again soon.

C'mon, let's get growing!


CONTACT:

Matt Sussman

LMMNA Garden Committee Chair

mattisussman@gmail.com

LMMNA Neighbor Archive

Each month we distribute our monthly email newsletter, LMMNA Neighbor, to keep everyone informed of the latest news and developments! Click here to see the archive of back issues, and click on the “Subscribe” button in the upper left of the page to sign up!

Atlanta City Council District 6 Candidates' Forum

While opportunities to hear from the Mayoral candidates abound, three Atlanta neighborhoods have teamed up to present a forum of candidates for Atlanta City Council District 6 this September. Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA), Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA), and Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) are inviting all District 6 neighbors to hear from the two candidates for the seat that Alex Wan currently occupies.
 
The forum, scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. will be held in the historic Rock Spring Presbyterian Church at 1824 Piedmont Rd NE. The discussion will be moderated by Tom Baxter, retired AJC Political Editor, contributor to the Saporta Report, and Atlanta District 6 resident.

Baxter will give the candidates an opportunity to make opening statements — he will then pose questions to solicit each candidate’s position on issues important to neighborhoods. Both candidates, Jennifer Ide and Kirk Rich, have committed to attend.

It is important for neighbors to learn how each of the candidates will approach the challenges Atlanta will face over the next few years. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the people who are running to represent our neighborhoods prior to the November election.

LMMNA Traffic +

 

Dear Lindridge Martin Manor Neighbors
 
It has been 12 days since the collapse of the I-85 bridge and all of us are adjusting to new norms when it comes to commuting in and around the city….let alone our neighborhood.  Prior to the collapse, our neighborhood has endured a fair amount of afternoon traffic as drivers use our streets as a cut-through to Cheshire Bridge via Alco.  Distractive drivers speeding through our neighborhood has been an on-going problem and now it has reached unbearable levels. 
 
Since the collapse, I have been in contact with Councilman Alex Wan who has been a huge advocate for our neighborhood with other Atlanta City Officials and the Atlanta Police Department.  I personally have been in contact with Major Shaw and Lt Tony Singh expressing concern and requesting assistance.  At first my request was met with resistance due to the limited resources as all APD officers have been assigned to major intersections of the city directing traffic and keeping main arteries moving.  After nearly having been hit myself, I pressed the issue with Councilman Wan, Major Shaw and a slew of other City Officials. 
 
To my pleasure Lt Tony Singh contacted me and has agreed to meet with members of the neighborhood to hear your concerns.  You may have noticed that we have had an APD officer circling our streets during the busy afternoon hours.  As appreciative as many of us are, we need to keep up the pressure and express our concerns and continue to ask for help.  With that, we are meeting this Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 at the intersection of Pembrook and Cardova in the driveway of The Kenney’s home at 923 Cardova to speak with Lt. Tony Singh with the APD,  We need your help and your voice.  If you are home from work, plan to join us! 
 
Other Reminders
 
LMMNA Spring Fling is set for Sunday, April 23rd 1-3 PM at the Armand Green Space
 
Membership Drive – If you have not taken the time to sign up and contribute, please do so at http://www.lmmna.org/membership
 
General Meeting – Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 PM Taverna Plaka.  Come see the Armand Park plans!  

Thank You!
Kevin Kilbride
President - LMMNA

Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street Project Public Meeting

 

Please join the City of Atlanta and Atlanta City Council for the second community engagement meeting to discuss the future of Monroe Drive/ Boulevard from Piedmont Circle to Woodward Avenue. 

Based on previous community planning studies, the corridor will be transformed into a complete street with improved safety and efficiency for all users and modes of transportation. 

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide their input. We will gather your input using real-time polling. Please bring your mobile phone or tablet so you can participate in the survey. Paper surveys will also be available.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  6 – 8 p.m. 

Big Bethel AME Church 220 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303