The following to be presented, discussed, and voted on at the June 21 CPNO Membership Meeting (via Zoom)
At the June 2 Zoning Committee Meeting we reviewed and discussed potential changes relating to Candler Park to the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP). The CDP is Atlanta’s guide for growth and development. Plan A (the name of the 2021 CDP) will lay out the policies, programs and projects that shape how Atlanta and its neighborhoods grow.
The CDP is updated by the City every 5 years, and with every update neighborhoods and NPUs have the opportunity to update their “sections” as well. Candler Park’s CDP suggestions have largely been based on the 2013 Candler Park Master Plan, but as we reviewed them this year we found some items that were out of date or needed rephrasing and have made a few additional suggestions.
These suggested changes (below) will be presented, discussed, and voted on at the June 21 CPNO Membership Meeting. Please review the suggested changes here and attend the meeting to participate and vote! You may firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the CPNO Membership Meeting if you have any questions or suggestions.
- 2013 Candler Park Master Plan (this document is referenced in our neighborhood’sCDP section)
- Website for Atlanta’s 2016 CDP and
- 2016 CDP: NPU-N and Candler Park priorities (scroll to pdf pp.37-39)
- Draft of Atlanta’s 2021 CDP: “Plan A” (Neighborhood and NPU priorities not yet added)
Proposed 2021 CDP text for Candler Park:
N-3: Candler Park
View the PDF with tracked changes.
- All recommendations of Candler Park Master Plan should be implemented.
- Promote appreciation and preservation of the historic residential character of the Candler Park neighborhood.
- Preserve the single-family and low-density residential character of the Candler Park neighborhood. Support incremental density increase through Accessory Dwelling Units or duplex conversion of existing homes.
- Support the rezoning of RG-2 apartment properties in Candler Park Neighborhood to MR-2 quality of life zoning designation to protect from potential future redevelopment of these sites.
- Protect the character of historic commercial nodes (Little Five Points, McLendon-Oakdale, and McLendon-Clifton).
- Promote the rezoning of non-residential properties fronting on DeKalb Avenue from Moreland Avenue to Clifton to Neighborhood Commercial (NC) or a quality of life zoning district in order to encourage destination oriented and pedestrian friendly activity through mixed use development.
- Support the DeKalb Avenue Complete Streets project which has been funded, including turning the reversible lane into a left turn lane and improving operability and accessibility at the DeKalb/Austin/Moreland intersection (“jughandles”).
- Encourage mixed-use development at the Candler Park MARTA Station with commercial uses fronting on DeKalb Avenue.
- Prohibit the expansion of commercial uses into the existing surrounding residentially zoned areas.
- Evaluate the environmental impact of all land use changes and variances in the neighborhood, including the potential for flooding and erosion on subject properties and surrounding properties.
- Maintain and improve existing green space in Candler, Iverson and Freedom Parks.
- Support the continued naturalization of the creek in Candler Park.
- Within the NC-1 zoned properties continue to promote pedestrian safety improvements.
- Support traffic calming measures and create safe bicycle lanes.
- Support reinstatement of funding for the L5P Police mini-precinct.
- Ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlanta Fire Station #12 on DeKalb Avenue.
- Support funding for public art in Freedom Park
- Maintain ‘passive’ designation for the section of Freedom Park that is located within the boundaries of the Candler Park Neighborhood.
Under Park Section (at end) add:
- “Lake Claire” as a user of Candler Park
- Seek City Council approval for “Candler Park Vision Plan”