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ABOUT PIEDMONT HEIGHTS

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 AND UPDATES 


TICKETS HERE 

http://bit.ly/FANDANGO2019

FANDANGO 2019 - BOWLING FOR GOTHAM WAY PARK 

This year, we're BOWLING for the 5th Annual Fandango Fundraiser for the Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation (PHCIF)! Please join us for a fun evening of bowling, delicious food from Fat Matt's & Taqueria del Sol, drinks, and music at the 11th Frame at Midtown Bowl as we celebrate Piedmont Heights, its people, its improvements, and more good things yet to come for #PiHi!  A special thanks to our host, Midtown Bowl, as well as Fat Matt's BBQ and Taqueria del Sol for their generosity! Come out and bowl against your #PiHi neighbors while enjoying great food and drinks at the 5th Annual Fandango!

Your ticket includes food, 1 drink ticket, and bowling with shoe rental included (don't forget your socks!).

6:30–7:00pm Cocktail hour for Gold- and Silver-level Sponsors

7:00–9:00pm: Mingling, food & drinks

8:00–9:00pm: Bowling!

NOTE: Midtown Bowl is a CASH-FREE business. Please bring a credit card to cover additional purchases.In 2018, thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, we completed a huge phase and installed a beautiful, new, ADA-compliant playground at Gotham Way Park. Now, we begin raising funds for the next big phase to protect your investment by improving the walkways in the park and building an improved fence around the park. We are currently seeking additional sponsors for our Annual Fandango. Our goal for this event is to raise $16,000 for Gotham Way Park. We have a variety of sponsorship levels designed to benefit both PHCIF and your business. Download our sponsorship packet. Additional donations are always appreciated and are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization.


For more information about the event, email us at foundation@piedmontheights.orgFAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A large parking lot is available at 11th Frame, part of Midtown Bowl. We also encourage you to take public transportation or a rideshare service if you plan on enjoying adult beverages.

What can I bring into the event? No outside food or drinks allowed. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


foundation@piedmontheights.org/ gilliam.amy1@gmail.com

Sponsors 





Atlanta Police Department Zone Boundaries Change Affects Piedmont Heights

Effective Sunday, March 17, 2017, Atlanta Police Department’s change to its Zone boundaries changed the Zones responsible for Piedmont Heights coverage.

Piedmont Heights and Morningside now have portions of their neighborhoods in both Zones 2 and 6. Former Beat 213, which includes much of Piedmont Heights and Morningside became Beat 613 in Zone 6. In Piedmont Heights, Wimbledon and areas to the north remain in Zone 2 in Beat 212. Rock Springs and areas south moved to Zone 6, Beat 613. We coordinated with both Zone Commanders on March 18 to voice our concern over the split coverage. Both Zone Commanders assured us the change will mean faster patrol response in our area because Police Dispatch will send the closest unit on a call, no matter which Zone it is in. The change will also mean both Zones 2 and 6 will patrol Cheshire Bridge Road.

We will continue to coordinate with both Zones 2 and 6 and will keep you informed of changes as they occur. This Zone change will not affect the Piedmont Heights Security Patrol. A new Atlanta Police Zone and Beat map is available at

https://atlantapd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e891b9b618a747a795d2f609a349ee7b

Jim Hardy,President, Piedmont Heights Civic Association



The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works announces that beginning April 1, all bulk pick-ups must be scheduled. There will be a maximum of 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year. Bulk collection can be scheduled by contacting ATL311 at least one business day in advance. Learn more at www.atlantaga.gov/solidwaste










Upcoming events

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  • 31 Oct 2019 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)





    Exciting news! Coming to Armour Yards!

    This is going to be exciting so close to us in Piedmont Heights at 225 Ottley! 

    Coming to our area of interest neighborhood Armour Yards 

    Farmer's Market Comes To Armour Yards! Exciting News!

    We are one week away from the launch of The Farmers Market @armouryards

    Stop by 225 Ottley Drive for fresh local produce, meat, eggs and more. @banhmihuy will be onsite as well as chef demos by Copiana and more.

    Vendors

    Truly Living Well

    Four Bellies Farm

    Jardi Chocolates

    Copiana Farms

    Atlanta Harvest

    Banh Mi Huy and Company


    Thursday November 7th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    225 Ottley Drive

    Next to Sweetwater, near to Georgia Organics office




  • 21 Oct 2019 7:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summary 

    The Session announces the final worship service will be held on November 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. This will be a Service of Word and Sacrament celebrating communion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition, communion will also be celebrated on November 3rd and 10th.

    Following the last worship service, come join friends for lunch after the final worship service. They will celebrate 149 years of ministry, and enjoy sharing memories and plans for your ongoing spiritual journey. 

    Please R.S.V.P. beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Deadline for R.S.V.P. is Monday, November 11, 2019.

    R.S.V.P.: https://RockSpringPres.brownpapertickets.com

    Or, if you do not have access to a computer you may call the office at 404-875-7483.

    In addition, at the luncheon there will be a display of historical memorabilia and a table for displaying any remembrances you would like to bring. You may email up to three photos for a slideshow to be presented during lunch. Send these to office@rspc.org as .jpg or .png attachments. Please do not mail any hard copies as we will not be able to return these items.

    In an effort to be sure everyone who might be interested is contacted, feel free to forward this information to people you know, including any former members, pastors, or staff members you keep up with.

    The Session 





  • 21 Oct 2019 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)






    From Atlanta Public Schools - "The Superintendent Search"

    We are reminding you of several important community conversations happening this week.

    On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlanta Board of Education will host a Superintendent Search community meeting at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, located at 1626 Westhaven Drive, SW.

    On Wednesday, October 23, APS will host a Facilities Master Plan community conversation at South Atlanta High School, located at 800 Hutchens Rd SE.

    On Thursday, October 24, the Atlanta Board of Education will host another Superintendent Search community meeting at Bolton Academy, located at 2268 Adams Drive, NW.

    Additional Superintendent Search meetings will be held on Monday, October 28, at Kindezi at Gideons located at 897 Welch Street, SW and Wednesday, October 30, at Benteen Elementary School, located at 200 Cassanova Street, SE.

    For more information on any upcoming community meetings, visit the APS website or link to superintendent search here: http://bit.ly/SuptSearchAPS and facilities planning here: http://bit.ly/APSFacilitiesPlan




  • 21 Oct 2019 6:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will host the 2019 State of the District to share a report out of the goals, accomplishments, and ongoing opportunities for Atlanta Public Schools. The community will gather for true and inspiring stories from The Epic of APS. Superintendent Carstarphen, along with the heroic students, educators and staff of APS, will narrate the 2019 State of the District, highlighting the victories, struggles and stalemates from the APS Journey of Transformation and our quest for excellence to ensure all students graduate ready for college and career.

    The adventure will be hosted at the newly renovated Harper-Archer Elementary School and kick off with a ribbon cutting of the magnificent upgraded facility. Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SODRSVP

    Schedule:

    Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – State of the District Address


  • 21 Oct 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Hello all,

    For dissemination, are safety tips for adults, and kids, to help keep everyone safe on Halloween.

    Your Off Duty APD Officers will be patrolling the neighborhood during prime trick or treat hours, I will also be working, and manning the patrol cell phone. I have made contact with Zone 2, and there will be extra on duty Zone 2 patrols during Halloween as well.

    Please feel free to share the tips below, and we remind residents to always call 911 first then the patrol cell phone when reporting suspicious activity.

    Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

    Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.

    Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.

    Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

    Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help them get across the street, too. If the street has a stop light, wait until the cross walk light tells you that it is okay to cross now, but still check before you cross, look both ways.

    Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Hint – Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags!)

    Never, ever go into a strangers house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say that it’s okay.

    Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.

    Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.

    Never accept rides from strangers.

    Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

    Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

    Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you are separated.

    Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.

    Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.

    Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking,

    Have a safe and happy Halloween, see you in the neighborhood..

    Tony Singh


  • 15 Oct 2019 6:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    ROCK SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

                                        (Its beginnings and its finish)    

                                                         10/15/19                                                                                               In the early 1820s the first pioneers arrived in Piedmont Heights.  The Cheshires, Plasters, Liddells, Colliers and others settled among the friendly Creek Indians.  The area was called the Rock Spring Community because of a spring flowing from under a rock at the foot of a knoll at the intersection of today’s Piedmont Avenue and Montgomery Ferry Road.  In 1835, a one-room log schoolhouse was built beside the spring to educate the children in the growing community.  During the Civil War, the Battle of Atlanta devastated the area but afterwards the schoolhouse was rebuilt; in 1868 the Union Sunday School was established by the Presbyterian schoolteacher, Joel Mable, who held services in the little building.In 1870 the “Presbyterian Church of Rock Spring” was organized with twenty-seven founding members.  They built a small white wood frame church beside the school and   dedicated it on December 2, 1871.  The Atlanta Constitution reported “. . . on a level and beautiful spot with a noble forest growth around it, is a neat-looking attractive church, flanked by a cozy little schoolhouse.”By the 1920s the congregation needed larger facilities and hired Charles Henry Hopson, noted English architect, to design a new church.  Described as reminiscent of the Scottish and English parish churches with echoes of the Gothic style and the “Arts and Crafts” movement, the Georgian newspaper described it as “. . . one of the most artistically designed small churches in the south.” Shortly after the turn of the 21st century, membership and contributions began to decline.  In 2017 as the membership dropped below 100, the congregation decided to sell the manse and some of the property to a developer.  The remainder of the property, including both buildings and the parking area, are protected under the Atlanta City Landmark designation.  The matter was debated vigorously for over a year.  The developer proposed to build a small group of houses around the church in styles compatible with the church’s own character simulating an “English village.” With the preservation of the church assured, the sale went through, and construction of the houses began in the spring of 2019.  Nevertheless, a few months later after much prayer and discussion, the congregation determined that their call to ministry was more than a call to simply sustaining itself.  Thus, the congregation voted to dissolve. The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta will focus first on seeking another congregation for the historic church and has asked the Piedmont Heights community for its ideas for other appropriate uses. The loss will be far, far greater than just the Presbyterian congregation.  More than twenty service organizations and groups of all kinds have shared the church’s facilities over the years: a second congregation called God’s Power and Deliverance Church, preschool, choral groups, homeless outreach, Atlanta Orchid Society, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, a bridge club, Metro Atlanta Doll Club, several neighborhood condominium associations and, of course,  the Piedmont Heights Civic Association, to name but a few. So, what does the future hold for this historic icon which has served our community so well for so long and which, in fact, defines it?

    -Bill Seay       


  • 18 Sep 2019 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Now Open Piedmont Heights! Our second Starbucks location at 1870 Piedmont Ave! Stop by and meet store manager Ali Balkhi and his team! The Drive Thru is open!



  • 29 Aug 2019 6:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    http://www.piedmontheights.org/

    Piedmont Heights Neighbors: 


    In partnership with the City of Atlanta, Trees Atlanta is offering free front yard trees for city residents. Don't miss out! 

    We'll be planting in Piedmont Heights on Saturday, October 26th.

    The program’s intent is to lower summer temperatures and reduce energy consumption by investing in tree canopy cover for neighborhoods in Atlanta. Urban trees decrease energy bills for residents, absorb pollutants, reduce maintenance costs for streets and storm water infrastructure, increase property values by making neighborhoods more beautiful, walkable, and desirable places to live, and combat the urban heat island effect.

    Please review the program guidelines below, and visit our website for more information:

    - Limit 3 trees per yard
    - Must be a City of Atlanta resident
    - Shade trees cannot be planted to meet city recompense requirements
    - You agree to maintain any trees planted in your yard

    Interested in a yard tree (or three)? Fill out your request form here! 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTMJxeKvFOZhQg9yLr7kutOYJxNCcRE7jKtH7kzipLH_zhIA/viewform

    If you have any questions, please email Cate Hughes, NeighborWoods Supervisor, at cate@treesatlanta.org. Looking forward to hearing from you! 

    Cate Hughes NeighborWoods Supervisor

    404.681.4890 || cate@treesatlanta.org

    www.treesatlanta.org || 225 Chester Ave. SE 30316



  • 22 Aug 2019 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    AIRLINE BELLE

    08/20/19

    The Airline Belle was a train which ran through Piedmont Heights, then known as Easton, from 1879 until 1931. The rail line was originally intended to connect Atlanta to Norcross but over time it was extended north to Toccoa, passing through dozens of small towns and communities along the way. Its tracks lay in today’s BeltLine corridor behind Ansley Mall until they were taken up only a few years ago.

    The little two-car passenger train made as many as 39 stops along its daily 93 mile route, some at little towns and some merely at locations where locals knew they could catch it. It took only three hours to make the entire trip and the Airline Belle averaged fifty miles an hour between stops. In the mornings it delivered commuters to Atlanta by 7:50 a. m. and departed at 5:20 p. m to take them home again. Most of the passengers knew the engineer and crew by name and the conductor knew his regular passengers personally. Easton residents particularly loved it because they didn’t have to ford Clear Creek in bad weather to get to Atlanta.

    The train became so popular that it needed a name. The wife of railroad superintendent Colonel Fouracre suggested calling it the Airline Belle and the name was soon known all over Georgia. The “Belle” was noted for its punctuality, had a sterling safety record and during its 52 years of service had only one accident. Engineer Ike Roberts drove the train many years until May 15, 1929 when he collapsed at Terminal Station in Atlanta and died of a heat attack.

    After the Airline Belle’s demise Southern Railroad trains running between Atlanta and Washington took over its route, still delivering its passengers on the same schedule.

    -Bill Seay


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