Grant Park - Questions and Answers

What is our Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU)?

Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Park is in NPU-W, which also includes Ormewood Park, East Atlanta, Benteen and other neighborhoods in southeast Atlanta. Created in 1975, the neighborhood planning system consists of all city neighborhoods grouped into 24 neighborhood planning units (NPUs). These NPUs are the principal means for facilitating citizen participation in the City's planning process.

NPUs meet on a monthly basis. Issues that are considered include zoning issues, park event applications, liquor license renewals, and environmental issues. Membership is open to anyone 18 or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, or any corporation, organization, institution or agency that owns property or has a place of business or profession within the NPU. NPU-W has a requirement that anyone voting must have attended at least 3 meetings in the past 12 months. In general, the NPU asks that anyone seeking a permit, variance, etc. to first go to the neighborhood association in the area that will be affected by the request. In the case of Grant Park it is the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The NPU is not bound by the GPNA vote although generally it does vote the same way. The NPU's vote goes to the appropriate city department (i.e., the Zoning Review Board) but the city may choose to make a decision counter to both the GPNA and the NPU.

NPU-W meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Martha Brown church meeting room (corner of Moreland Avenue and Glenwood Ave.). The GPNA meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at Zoo Atlanta, ARC building gate C-5. The exception is the month of December when the meetings are the second Tuesday and third Wednesday, respectively.

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