About the Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs)
District 1 has four Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs). Our local NPUs (V,W,Y, and Z) overlap other districts as well. The community neighborhood groups are represented at the Neighborhood Planning Unit monthly meetings. The meetings are open to the public and agendas may be reviewed prior to the meeting.
An NPU is a body comprised of residents that make formal recommendations to the City regarding matters affecting the livability of neighborhoods and the City's Comprehensive Development Plan. There are 24 NPUs in the City which are composed of contiguous neighborhoods. For more information including geographic boundaries, meeting times, and agendas, visit the NPU Planning Website.
The City of Atlanta's New Century Economic Development Plan
The City of Atlanta's New Century Economic Development Plan (2005) has identified 6 Economic Development Priority Areas, where the city will focus on promoting economic development. Four of the six priority areas are all or partially in District One.They are: Summerhill, Peoplestown, Jonesboro Road corridor and Memorial Drive corridor. What this means is that the city will identify redevelopment opportunities for using alternative economic development tools in the six priority areas.
There are incentives that will be the tools that drive the development such as:
The first step in this plan was to take a look at the communities’ redevelopment plans, update those that needed updating and to assist other communities creating a plan where one didn’t exist.
To view the documents for District One’s EDP priority neighborhoods visit http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/planning/smh_ppl.aspx for Summerhill and Peoplestown, http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/planning/spi22.aspx for the Memorial Drive Corridor
and http://www.tunspan.com/jonesboro/ for the Jonesboro Road Corridor.