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Piedmont Heights is a “Small Town in a Big City”. As the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta, we’re all about change. These days we’re focused on lots of development – new houses, new businesses, and new neighbors. As we grow, we need resources to support our growth and ensure the safety and preservation of our neighborhood.

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Important News & Updates

Piedmont Heights Residents and Neighbors 

On behalf of the Piedmont Heights Civic Association, please see our position and comments below regarding SAP BL-17-063, Gas Station Proposal at 1896 Piedmont Rd and Piedmont Circle.

The Piedmont Heights Civic Association was informally approached some months back regarding a gas station proposal on the property at Piedmont Rd and Piedmont Circle. At that time, The PHCA board members were polled and the opinions were unanimous that they were not in favor of a gas station at that location and the opinion of PHCA remains unchanged.

PHCA is in favor of improvements to this and neighboring properties but the board adamantly believes another gas station would not be a positive addition to our neighborhood, nor would it support the BeltLine's initiative for the following reasons:

- The immediate area within a block is already serviced by 3 gas stations with more in nearby areas.  

- The proposed location is already very congested on both Piedmont Rd and Piedmont Circle. Further concentration of automobile traffic in this location will serve only to increase grid lock and congestion.

- PHCA favor's the overlay district requirements and this does not meet those with regards to the site plan. For example, the placement of the pumps between the building and street do not adhere to the overlay requirements. To be clear, however, we are not in favor of site plan improvements to allow this development to move forward. We are opposed to another gas station.

- The addition of a gas station at this location within the overlay district does not support the BeltLine's goal of putting "Atlanta on a path to 21st century economic growth and sustainability". Supporting more automobiles on our roads is what led us to our current grid locked situation, it will not solve it.

While we are encouraged there is interest in improving this property, PHCA is not in favor of another gas station that is in no way symbiotic with the BeltLine.

Copies of the plan are included in this email.

If you do not agree with this proposal and would like to address your concerns about this proposed plan to the Atlanta BeltLine, please see the information listed below for The Design Review Committee of The Atlanta Beltline. 

 The DRC meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the Atlanta BeltLine Offices 

Atlanta Beltline Inc. Office

100 Peachtree Street, NW (Equitable Building)

23rd Floor, Atlanta GA 30333

Please Note: DRC Meetings are open to the public, however, there is not a public hearing component to the meetings. Comments regarding an application must be made in writing to the DRC to lreid@atlbeltine.org prior to the meeting date. Your comments will be addressed with the DRC prior to the meeting.



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  • 13 Mar 2018 4:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark your Calendars! Come out and support Piedmont Heights at PHCA Business Alliance member Grindhouse Killer Burgers!


    March 28th.

    From 5pm to 10pm

    10% of all proceeds from purchases go to the PHCIF (funds go to PH neighborhood enhancements).

    See you there!

    " The Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation (PHCIF, 501(3)), a non-profit organization, was formed in 2013 to provide funding for neighborhood improvements."

    Email: communications@piemontheights.org

    Donate: Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation

    Suite 307, 1579 Monroe Drive, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30318


  • 12 Mar 2018 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The PHCA is an all-volunteer organization. While your dues cover the expense of communications, events, secutiry patrol etc. What we can accomplish is constrained by the number of volunteers. The good news is that the PHCA has enjoyed a wealth of wonderful volunteers willing to give their time and talent to improve the functioning of our neighborhood.

    But these folks cannot do it alone. We are in constant need of new neighbors willing to help out, whether they have only a little or a lot of time they can devote. Please Contact Us and we will be happy to discuss how you might contribute to our efforts.

    The rewards of working with the PHCA: 

    • Give back to the neighborhood
    • Expand your experience by trying out new jobs
    • Add experience to your resume
    • Meet the best neighbors and work with the most enthusiastic group of volunteers in Atlanta!

    Please contact membership@piedmonteheights.org for any comments, concerns or suggestions.

  • 12 Mar 2018 4:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Great American Clean Up! Cheshire Bridge Road

    Mark your calendars! Calling All Neighbors! Let's help keep our neighborhoods clean.

    Saturday, April 7th 9 a.m.

    Meet in the parking lot of the Cheshire Motor Inn next to the Colonnade.

    All supplies will be furnished.

    For more information, contact:

    June Neumark

    (404) 213-7540

  • 12 Mar 2018 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shape Up for Spring & Improve North Highland

    With warmer weather around the corner, swimsuit season can’t be far behind.  This year there is no better way to prepare than by getting in shape for the Morningside Mile, Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 PM.  This year’s race is bigger and better than ever,

    The exceptional one-mile race features cash prizes, drawing competitors from across the region.  For 2018, we’re adding chip timing to deliver more precise results and a new ‘Just for Fun’ Half-Mile to launch the after party.  If you’re not a competitive runner, there is still something for you.  The race features several waves:

    ·         Competitive Runner—under 7-minute mile

    ·         Recreational Runner—more than 7-minute mile

    ·         Families & Walkers—more casual striders, families with strollers, kids under 15, and walkers

    ·         Just for Fun Half-Mile—this new category, created especially for kids and families will follow the police motorcycle after the last racers.  Open to kids accompanied by an adult guardian, pets and bikes/scooters/strollers.

    Sign Up Here!

  • 12 Mar 2018 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Piedmont Heights and nearby neighborhoods have experienced a tremendous increase in thefts from vehicles in the past year. A "clean car" is one way to discourage thieves. That does not mean just keeping things in your car out of sight. More importantly, it means do not leave anything of value anywhere in your car.

    A number of thefts from vehicles in this area have included money and guns left in glove compartments or consoles. Because thieves have found those valuables in cars which did not have anything of value visible, thieves are sometimes breaking into even those cars which do not have anything visible in the hopes they'll find money or guns or jewelry in closed compartments. Best advice, leave those things locked up at home or office, not in a relatively unsecure automobile.

    Clean Car Campaign

    Jim Hardy

    NPU-F Public Safety Chair

  • 12 Mar 2018 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We need your help!  Volunteers needed to help plan Piedmont Heights events

    We received some feedback that Piedmont Heights members would like more neighborhood events - You spoke and we listened! We have some exciting plans for 2018!  We will be hosting several events at Gotham Way park to give you a chance to meet other neighbors and enjoy our own park.  To carry out these events, we need your help.  Volunteers are needed for various activities and any help will be extremely appreciated.  Please email Fabricio Moraes at membership@piedmontheights.org if you're willing to help. Thank you!  

  • 12 Mar 2018 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATLANTA (March 12, 2018) – The Trust Company of Georgia Northeast Freeway Branch, colloquially known by many as the “round bank,” has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The property is located at 2160 Monroe Drive NE in Atlanta. The property owners, Broward Pie Bar, LLC, sponsored the nomination.

    Constructed in 1962, the Trust Company of Georgia Northeast Freeway Branch is an iconic representative of Modernism in Atlanta. According to the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the property, it is significant for its association with commercial banking trends and mid-20th century commercial development in Atlanta, and as an excellent intact example of the New Formalism style of architecture. Designed by celebrated Atlanta architect Henri Jova, who was then Chief of Design for the Atlanta architectural firm of Abreu & Robeson, the building is representative of the banking industry’s evolution to embrace Modern architecture during the mid-20th century as one means of building a progressive corporate image.The building operated as a bank until 2000, when it was vacated. The building was subsequently named one of Atlanta’s most endangered historic resources by the Atlanta Preservation Center in 2003. In 2005, the building was rehabilitated into Piebar, a pizza restaurant. Today, the building houses Cirque Daiquiri Bar and Grill.

    The National Register of Historic Places is our country's official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts worthy of preservation

  • 12 Feb 2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Update on the Beltline Eastside Trail coming soon.

    Join the Atlanta Beltline on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church at 1824 Piedmont Ave NE. to hear them discuss progress on design and construction on the Northeast Trail between Ansley Mall and Mayson Street NE.

    PHCA Communications 
    Debra Gibson-Welch


  • 06 Feb 2018 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Director Sally Chafin LeSage

    Feb, 6th 2018

    With heartfelt gratitude for the long and celebrated history of Rock Spring Preschool,
    we are deeply saddened to announce the closure of the preschool at the end of May,


  • 22 Jan 2018 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Public Announcement - ATL 311

    Extended hours will provide customers flexibility in reporting non-emergency issues

    ATL311 Announces Change in Hours of Operation

    ATLANTA - The City of Atlanta announced today that ATL311 has extended their hours of operation. Starting immediately, residents will be able to call ATL 311 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    “I am pleased to announce that ATL311 will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays. We understand that some of our customers have demanding schedules and these extended hours will give our customers the flexibility to reach us in the evening,” said Rocky Atkins, Executive Director of Customer Service. ATL311 handles on average approximately 34,000 calls per month. About 80 percent of service calls are related to Public Works and Watershed topics such as water leaks, potholes, trash collection and recycling.

    ATL311 provides Atlanta residents, visitors and business owners with fast, easy access to information and non-emergency services by dialing “3-1-1” or 404-546-0311, or by visiting their website at ATL311.com.


    NotifyATL is the City’s emergency alert notification program which helps keep residents and visitors in Atlanta safe and informed in the event of an emergency. The system enables the City to provide everyone with real time alerts on severe winter weather, potential safety hazards, road closures and community events.

    When signing up, residents and visitors can choose to receive alerts to their home, mobile or business phones. They can also receive notifications via e-mails or test messages.

    To sign up, please click here https://member.everbridge.net/index/3091830992273427#/signup and stay updated in the event of an emergency.

    PHCA Communications





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