Greater Hidden Hills CDC Monthly Update

Meeting Feb. 20, 10 a.m.

We will hold elections to the Board of Directors Saturday. We will discuss community developments including the potential development on the closed golf course, the proposed gas station at Young and Panola, and other initiatives.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 844 6522 7758
Passcode: 295122
Phone:   646 558 8656

GHHCDC Received More Support from Our Community

The Highlands at Hidden Hills is the latest neighborhood association to renew its membership in the GHHCDC.  We so appreciate it.  They join Carriage Woods Civic Association, Hidden Hills Civic Association, and Mainstreet Community in association memberships.  Many individuals have also renewed their membership, and we thank them.

The membership is a testament to the neighborhood’s commitment to the entire community, composed of many neighborhoods. Together, we are making our voices heard as we work to improve our commercial corridors and our quality of life.

Please ask your neighborhood organization to join. The contribution is $100, and it is tax deductible.  Individuals may join or renew their membership for $20. Click here to download the form or click donate at the top of the screen to join or renew.

The money helps us pay for improved streetscapes, such as the median on S. Hairston near Redan Road, anti-litter campaigns, and education efforts. We are dedicated to ensuring that the Hidden Hills Overlay Zoning Codes are applied so that we can create a better business environment, beautiful streetscapes, and protected greenspace. 

Working together, our community will be prosperous, attractive, and green.

Community Council Says No to Gas Station/Convenience Store
Next Hearing March 4

The District 5 Community Council met Feb. 8 and heard from many residents who do not want a gas station/convenience & alcohol store in their neighborhood.  No one spoke in favor. The applicant missed the meeting, but he will not miss the next one..  The Council unanimously recommended denying the application.

Next step — March 4, 5:30 p.m.  Please come to the Planning Commission meeting. Make your opinion known.  It makes a HUGE difference.

Zoom   https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/94261560575

Or Telephone:

USA 8882709936 (US Toll Free)

Conference code: 934462

You can watch a simultaneous broadcast available on DCTV’s UStream link https://video.ibm.com/channel/dctv-channel-23

At this same meeting, speak out on the request to put another personal care home in the community.  The owner of 4552 Dorset Circle, Decatur, just off of Hairston Road, one mile from Wesley Chapel, wants to rent the home to a group home provider for boys.  Within a mile of this spot are eight homes that provide such services. Yes, children need loving care and supervision, but this neighborhood does not need any more transitional housing. If you know anyone in that area, please tell them about the meeting.

Stay involved and stay safe!

Jan Costello
President, GHHCDC

Community Council Says Deny!

The District 5 Community Council met Feb. 8 and heard from many residents who do not want a gas station/convenience & alcohol store in their neighborhood. No one spoke in favor. The applicant missed the meeting. The Council unanimously recommended denying the application.

Next step — March 4, 5:30 p.m. Please come to the Planning Commission meeting. Make your opinion known. It makes a HUGE difference.

Zoom https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/94261560575
Or Telephone:
USA 8882709936 (US Toll Free)
Conference code: 934462
You can watch a simultaneous broadcast available on DCTV’s UStream link https://video.ibm.com/channel/dctv-channel-23

Fight Against Gas Station! Park Update, and next meeting

Do We Need Another Gas Station?

A developer seeks a rezoning so he can build a gas station and a convenience store that will sell alcohol. The location is across the street from Berean Christian Church and Family Dollar at 1762 and 1744 Panola Road.  Express your opinion. Let the Community Council know what you think of the impact this will have on our neighborhood. 

When: Monday, Feb. 8, Community Council, 5:30 p.m.

Click on the Zoom link:
https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/86042398110

Or Telephone: Dial: USA 602 333 0032;  USA 888 270 9936 (US Toll Free); Conference code: 934462

The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation (GHHCDC) is against this development. The Community Council will make a recommendation Monday night to the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission will hold a public meeting and makes a decision, March 5, 5:30, and sends its recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The Board will vote on the matter March 25, 5:30 p.m.  (Visit DeKalb County Planning to review cases and to see all agendas: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/planning-and-sustainability/public-hearing-agendas-info  )

Support Our Community Development Corporation

Thanks to three neighborhood associations for renewing their membership dues: Carriage Woods Civic Association, Hidden Hills Civic Association, and Mainstreet Community.  Many individuals have also renewed their membership, and we thank them.

The membership is a testament to the neighborhood’s commitment to the entire community, composed of many neighborhoods. Together, we are making our voices heard as we work to improve our commercial corridors and our quality of life.

Please ask your neighborhood organization to join. The contribution is $100, and it is tax deductible.  Individuals may join or renew their membership for $20. Click here to download the form or go Donate at the top of the home page to join and renew.

The money helps us pay for improved streetscapes, such as the median on S. Hairston near Redan Road, anti-litter campaigns, and education efforts. We are dedicated to ensuring that the Hidden Hills Overlay Zoning Codes are applied so that we can create a better business environment, beautiful streetscapes, and protected greenspace. 

Working together, our community will be prosperous, attractive, and green.

Hairston Park – Exciting Development and Meeting Feb. 13

The Community/Senior Center at Hairston Park is getting close to the groundbreaking! The Board of Commissioners chose Headley Construction to do the work. The DeKalb Community Development Department anticipates having a virtual groundbreaking in the next few months. We will keep you posted.

The Friends of Hairston Park is laying the groundwork for things we can do as we wait for the pavilion building and path creation to begin at the park. Friends invites you to stay informed and learn how to be a part of this great park.  Write to FriendsofHairstonPark@gmail.com to be on the mailing list. Join the next meeting via Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82938773366?pwd=VUwrcVRqQlZyVEdEZWFITlJYODlDZz09

Meeting ID: 829 3877 3366
Passcode: 751396

Join GHHCDC for Our Next Meeting

Feb. 20, 10 a.m. We’ll cover ongoing community developments and have elections. We would love to have you join the Zoom call.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84465227758?pwd=SnJJa252Q0RneTluTHBkZlk5MXZ3QT09

Meeting ID: 844 6522 7758
Passcode: 295122
646 558 8656 US  

Join us and build our beloved community!

Jan Costello
President, GHHCDC