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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 

A Message From Our PHCA President - Jim Hardy 

Historically, this time of year is a time of sacrifice and of celebration. So far, 2020 has had a lot more sacrifice than celebration. With patience and optimism, we will have plenty of time for celebration when this pandemic has passed.

Your Civic Association is continuing to work with and for all of you. We are

helping get information out via social media and working with City representatives to keep projects moving. You may have noticed the new pedestrian crossing at Piedmont and Montgomery Ferry. While not perfect, it is a major improvement over what was there before. We’re continuing to work with City Departments and Council Member Jennifer Ide to improve that crosswalk.

Your Board is meeting for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on April 7 toreview a Special Exception Zoning Variance request and other business. We’re holding a Virtual meeting to cooperate with social distancing guidelines, not just because of City orders, but because it’s the right thing to do to help mitigate this pandemic.

We appreciate you staying home, maintaining social distancing when you must go out, and wearing masks to protect others. We must all work together to get through this thing. We’re doing our part and really appreciate you doing yours.

Jim Hardy

President, Piedmont Heights Civic Association

president@piedmontheights.org

770-713-8283

Piedmont Heights Named in Top 7 of Best Neighborhoods in Atlanta 2020 


We always knew that our neighborhood was special, now the entire state knows it too! Thank you Curbed Atlanta for naming Piedmont Heights one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta!Curbed Atlanta

THE DRAW: A feeling of being tucked away, in the middle of it all

SIMILAR NEIGHBORHOODS: Morningside-Lenox Park; Peachtree Hills

TYPES OF HOMES: High-dollar new construction; handsome brick townhomes; garden-style condos

An icicle-shaped neighborhood bounded by Piedmont Avenue, Interstate 85, and the former railroad line that cuts through Piedmont Park, Piedmont Heights is under-appreciated. This tony neighborhood is a segue between trendy Midtown and the old/new money of Buckhead, with enviable proximity to Piedmont Park and all the scuzzy wonders of Cheshire Bridge Road. Its roster of attractions includes venerable Smith’s Olde Bar and Ford Fry’s Little Rey, plus a stock of truly lovely, smaller houses that can be attained in the ballpark of $500,000.

There is history aplenty; Atlanta’s second-oldest home—the Liddell House, a classic, clapboard-sided antebellum farmhouse with a porte cochère—is located on Montgomery Ferry Road. But for all its aspirational residences and marquee location, not every Atlantan could point out Piedmont Heights on a map, which boosts the cachet.

Bonus: Piedmont Heights is getting its own Beltline segment—a stretch of the Northeast Trail, behind the neighborhood’s Ansley Mall—that launched construction last fall. The result should be a combination of Beltline and interstate access second only to West End and Reynoldstown. And locals know not to miss Grindhouse Killer Burgers, which opened its “flagship” location here on Piedmont Avenue in 2011.

http://bit.ly/PiedmontHeightsTop72020


Piedmont Heights mourns the loss of our beloved Jean Johnson who passed away quietly on February 4 th after a short illness. Jean moved to Piedmont Heights in 1972. She joined the Piedmont Heights Civic Association a few years later, and served on its Board of Directors for 35 years. She chaired and served on many committees and task forces, never seeking high post nor personal recognition. She was always the calm voice of experience and reason, never excited nor angry, led by example, and offered wise counsel. Her dedication to community extended far beyond our neighborhood. She served many years as Piedmont Heights’ representative to Neighborhood Planning Unit F, garnering much public recognition. In 2016 she received an Atlanta Planning Advisory Board Award for the City of Atlanta’s “Neighborhoods Matter” program.

Jean was at heart a teacher. Her professional career in Atlanta included three major educational organizations, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Southern Education Foundation, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, retiring in 2000. Jean never married but the many friends she made in Piedmont Heights became her loving family.

In 2013, to recognize her long service to our neighborhood, the PHCA Board created and awarded her the “Jean Johnson Award”, which since has been awarded annually to a PHCA Board Member for outstanding service. When asked about the highlights of her life, Jean responded without hesitation, friends made and her years of service to Piedmont Heights.

We thank Jean from the bottoms of our hearts for being such a good neighbor and wish her a fond farewell. We will sorely miss her but her spirit and example will always be with us.

Bill Seay - Piedmont Heights Civic Association

PHCA Board



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

  • 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

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1544782125618106/

  • 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,
    2018.


    http://piedmontheightspa.org/2018/02/rock-spring-pre-school-close/

  • 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

    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

    communications@piedmontheights.org

    https://www.facebook.com/piedmontheightsatl/

    www.piedmontheights.org

    www.piedmontheightspa.org


  • 11 Jan 2018 12:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Meet Jennifer Ide – District Six

    From ( Atlanta District Six Newsletter, Jan 11th)

    I am honored and excited to serve as your Atlanta Councilmember for District 6. District 6 has been my family’s home for the past 17 years, and I am passionate about ensuring that it continues to be one of the best places to live, work, and play in the City of Atlanta.

    Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore has made her council appointments, and I will be serving as chair of the Committee on Council and will serve on the Zoning and Finance/Executive Committees. A description of committees and a schedule of meetings can be found on the council website, and you can watch meetings on Atlanta Channel 26.

    Finally, I want to thank my predecessor, Alex Wan, who served District 6 so well for the past eight years. Alex has been a friend and an advisor and has assured me that he will continue to stay actively involved in our neighborhoods. Thank you, Alex, for all you have done for District 6!

    We are in the process of updating the District 6 website and boosting our social media presence. I welcome your feedback and comments. Please feel free to contact me at (404) 330-6049 or jnide@atlantaga.gov.

    Jennifer Ide is a native Atlantan serving her first term as a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing the citizens of District 6.

    Jennifer is an entrepreneur, lawyer, advocate, and mother who learned early the importance of service to others and to the community.

    From child advocacy and education to free legal services for low-income Atlantans, Jennifer has been part of the force to make our city great.

    Upon graduation from the Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia, Jennifer taught elementary school and worked for Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Jennifer understands first-hand how vital a solid education is to a child’s future, that child’s family, and community. Much like the growth of children, Jennifer believes strong, resilient cities grow over generations, not overnight.

    Jennifer earned a law degree from Emory University School of Law. She clerked for the federal district court and practiced law at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan for 12 years. She has held multiple board and leadership positions in the community and professionally:

    • Chair of the Morningside Elementary School’s School Council
    • Representative on the Grady Cluster Planning Committee
    • Board member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, serving on the executive committee for several years
    • Leadership positions with the State Bar, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and Atlanta Legal Aid
    • Graduate of Leadership Georgia

    Jennifer has performed pro bono work through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia Legal Services, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.


    In 2012, Jennifer and her sister co-founded Rimidi, a digital health start-up that develops technology to transform healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare disparities. The company recently partnered with global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to provide help for people who use insulin to manage diabetes.

    Jennifer has lived in Morningside for 17 years with her husband Matt. They have four daughters. Jennifer is a long-time member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown.

    Newsletter Via Facebook 


  • 07 Jan 2018 4:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2018 Dinner Club is now being formed.  Dinner Club is a great way to meet new and established folks in the neighborhood, eat some good food, and encourage Piedmont Heights’ spirit.  And, you don’t have to be a gourmet cook!  


    The first event will be on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m.  Depending on how many people participate, we will divide into groups.  Events will be scheduled every two months, based on the hosts’ schedule.  You don’t have to be available for all dinners.  The theme again for this first event will be a Mexican Fiesta.  Location to follow!  Please email Tricia Jones with interest and questions at psjones24@comcast.net.

  • 24 Nov 2017 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    http://bit.ly/2A0YJzg

    BURN off those Thanksgiving Day CALORIES and relieve a little holiday STRESS !
    $5 TURKEY BURN
    1 Hour Zumba Session with your family and friends
    Kids under age 13 FREE
    Friday November 24, 2017
    9:30 am -10:30am
    Rock Spring Presbyterian Church
    1824 Piedmont Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30324
    (Loudermilk Center located in the rear of the parking lot)
    ***Pay Via Eventbrite or at the Loudermilk Center

  • 13 Nov 2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Great PHCA Annual Meeting today! Our keynote speaker Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen (Superintendent, Atlanta Public School) did a fantastic job outlining APS’ vision, mission, current state of the schools in Grady cluster and plans for renovation. Thank you Dr Carstarphen, Meg Anderson, other presenters, the attendees and the volunteers for taking time out of your Sunday to spend with Piedmont Heights residents!"

    Membership Chair - Fabricio Junqueira Moraes




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