NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jan 31 - Feb 6

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Jan 31, 0:00am. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Wed Feb 2, 6:15pm. NPU-S Land Use Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to the development of residential, commercial, and other large-scale development projects;
    2. all matters related to zoning, economic development, business expansion and retention, and urban design;
    3. all matters related to traffic and transportation planning;
    4. and all matters related to enforcement of City Codes.

    Karen Babino, Chair: 770-912-3922 cell

    The Land Use Committee meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm
    • Video:
      Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
    • One tap mobile +13126266799,,99268781798# 
    • Phone: 312 626 6799 
      Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Wed Feb 2, 7:00pm. NPU-R. Remote:

    Meeting ID: 835 9503 7850

    One tap mobile dial: +16465588656,,83595037850#

    NPU R is comprised of the neighborhoods of
    • Adams Park
    • Campbellton Road
    • Fort Valley
    • Greenbriar
    • Laurens Valley
    • Pamond Park
    • Southwest

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Free Smart Thermostats Giveaway on Feb. 2 at Metropolitan Library

Fulton County and Southface will be hosting another free smart thermostats giveaway event on Feb. 2 from 4pm-6pm at Metropolitan Library - 1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Please see flyer attached for more details and to share with community members. This event is part of ongoing initiatives related to the Metropolitan Library Resilience Hub.
Thermostats are being prioritized for community members residing in one of the following Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU's) experiencing high energy burdens (more than 6% of income spent on energy bills): NPU-X, S, Z, Y, V, T, L, H, and R. 

Smart thermostats are an effective measure to improve home efficiency and reduce energy burden. If a household previously received a thermostat from our event on Nov. 17, then they won't be eligible to receive another. In order for the thermostats to work to their full potential, households will need to have WiFi and a common (blue) wire.


2022 Community Impact Grants!

Every year, the City of Atlanta partners with its Neighborhood Planning Units to send out Community Impact Grants (CIGs). These small-dollar grants fund programs to improve the community in four areas:

  • Neighborhood Enhancement projects to enhance the appearance, safety, and livability of the neighborhood’s public spaces - streetscapes, gateways, neighborhood business areas, activation of unused public spaces and so forth.
  • Leadership and Capacity Building projects to improve the organizational capacity of local organizations that serve the public in addressing issues, improving conditions, and enhancing the quality of life within the neighborhood.
  • Community Engagement and Awareness projects to promote a sense of community, raise awareness of the NPU System, increase participation in the civic process, and so forth.
  • Development Assistance projects to encourage productive communication among residents, developers, and other stakeholders during the development review process, including financial assistance for impact studies and third-party consultants

This year NPU-S is working to get the maximum $6,500 in CIG monies to distribute to organizations in the NPU.  If your neighborhood organization or civic group has a project that could use a little seed money, why not put in an application? We strive to make it as easy as possible.  

Restrictions and Deadlines

NPU-S must have its grant applications approved by vote and submitted to the City by March 4. Since the last NPU meeting before March 4 is our February 17 meeting, grant applications must be submitted by February 13 for review by the Executive Committee.

This City will not award grants to or for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowment funds for for-profit entities
  • Fundraising events
  • Government agencies or departments
  • Lobbying efforts
  • Political contributions
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Single business donation(s)
  • Food (can be incorporated at an approved event)
  • Legal services
  • Electronics (i.e. iPads, cameras, computers, televisions, etc.)
  • Equipment (i.e. lawn mower, tools, etc.)

How to Apply

Apply online at or email Nick Hess at

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jan 24 - Jan 30

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

No events on calendar

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

MARTA to Host Virtual Track Replacement Project Meetings

From MARTA: 

Upcoming Major MARTA Service Impacts:
Next month, MARTA will continue its Track Replacement Phase IV (TR-IV) program with a major project that will temporarily suspend Red Line rail service south of Dunwoody station. Work will begin Friday, Feb. 18, at 9 p.m. and conclude at the end of service Wednesday, Feb. 23. there will be additional delays for at least two days afterward.

Continuous bus shuttles will serve customers between Dunwoody, Medical Center, Buckhead, and Lenox stations. This could mean delays of at least 30 minutes per trip for some customers. Customers will also have the option of MARTAConnect, which provides discounts for Uber and Lyft rides.

Two virtual public meetings on Jan. 27 and 29 will allow customers an opportunity to learn more about the TR-IV program, its customer service impacts, and have questions answered by MARTA officials.

Meeting details:

Jan 27, 6pm

Jan 29, 11am: 

MARTAConnect, a pilot program with Uber and Lyft, will be available to customers during the project. MARTA will provide a $10 voucher link that customers can download to their Uber or Lyft app and use twice daily to travel to or from Dunwoody, Medical Center, Buckhead, Lenox, and Lindbergh Center rail stations.
Click here to find out more about MARTAConnect. 
Click here for more information about MARTA's upcoming track replacement project. Information about service modifications following the construction project are available here
Contact MARTA's Customer Call Center at 404-848-5000
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Nominations are now open for the 2022 Design Awards!

Nominations are now open!
We are excited to share that nominations are open for the 2022 Design Awards!
If you know of a project, place, or person that has worked to make the city of Atlanta better, visit and nominate them today!

Helicopter lift notification - Jan 29, 8am-noon

Just FYI - 

A helicopter will be used to install a rooftop air conditioning unit at 1150 White Street on January 29, from 8am to approximately noon. So if you see or hear a large helicopter that morning, that's what's going on.