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Peachtree Battle Monthly
Posted on Jan 5th, 2018

January 2018 Peachtree Battle Monthly - Happy New Year!

 
2018 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE HAS BEGUN!
 
PLEASE PAY ONLINE:
 
Go to the PBA home page and LOGIN
Click "Your Profile" in the top right corner and follow instructions to pay online
 
If you only want to pay by check, please send a check for $265 to:
Peachtree Battle Alliance
P.O. Box 20349
Atlanta, GA  30325
(include your name, address, phone number & email address)
 
Please forward this email to new neighbors or neighbors who are not members.  They can go to the home page and click "Register" to join.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO INCREASE OUR MEMBERSHIP!
 
 
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO JOIN?
Your input is needed as the PBA board weighs in on the below topics this year. Click HERE to comment.
  •  Security.  PBA security helps keep our neighborhood and your home safe.
  • Membership.  The Board will consider ways to increase membership, not only to assure the Alliance’s fiscal integrity, but also to more equitably spread the Alliance’s costs over the residents of the neighborhood.    
  •  Many impactful issues will be facing our neighborhood in the coming months:
             - Preparing our neighborhood for the closure of Northside Drive to replace the bridge over Peachtree Creek
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s plans almost certainly include the closing of Northside Drive for six or more months during demolition and reconstruction of the bridge.  We believe the period of closure could be dramatically reduced—perhaps by as much as 1/2—if GDOT would employ the same accelerated construction methods as it did last year when repairing the I-85 collapse.  Working extended hours, however, could impact some of our neighbors with construction noise and lights.  The Board will weigh these possible impositions against the benefits of a faster reopening of Northside when it considers whether PBA should strenuously advocate accelerated
construction methods.
 
             - The building of the PATH Foundation Trail on Woodward Way
 
             - Repurposing the old Bobby Jones Clubhouse and surrounding land - PBA Conceptual Plan shown below
Your Board has been working hard to assure that the repurposing of the old Bobby Jones Clubhouse and the adjacent land on the north side of Peachtree Creek will be a benefit to the neighborhood.  The music group headed by our neighbor Alex Simmons is well on its way toward raising the funds necessary to renovate the Clubhouse as a venue primarily for chamber music.  Important questions remain about the land adjacent to the Clubhouse.  There is a general consensus that the land should be redeveloped as a passive park, but there are still outstanding questions: for example, under whose auspices should that development occur; who should pay for it, who should maintain it and what role should the Alliance play in financing the redevelopment.  The Board will consider these questions as well as ways of affording the neighbors input into these decisions.