The developer of the proposed housing on Redan Road has cancelled the project. There will be no meeting June 14. No other details were provided.
Community Meeting on Redan Road Housing
The community is invited to a public meeting about a proposed housing development on Redan Road near Sherrington. The meeting is at 7 pm, June 14, at 4960 Redan Road, Suite A (The Higher Ground Tabernacle of Praise).
REA Ventures would like to rezone the property from single family (R-100) to residential small lot mix (RSM). This would allow the firm to build 42 single-family townhomes and 8 single-family detached homes.
The homes will be “Earthcraft-certified,” which meets high environmental standards. The site plan incorporates a club house, a community green, a tot lot, and a community garden, as well as passive open space.
The firm specializes in affordable workforce housing and senior housing. This project, the company says, would provide rental assistance to working families who have low incomes. The firm will describe the review process and tenant requirements at the meeting.
If you would like to see the whole zoning packet (note that the dates for the hearings have changed), with the Planning Department’s comments, click
Playgrounds and Pavilions – What do you like?
The Friends of Hairston Park invite you – especially KIDS – to a design review, June 24, 11:30 a.m., at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain. The Parks Department will be there to show us ideas for the new playground. We want to hear from kids to find out what you like.
We’ll also get opinions on the pavilion and other improvements planned for Hairston Park. We look forward to seeing you.
The Greater Hidden Hills CDC worked to secure a grant for the park. In May, DeKalb County approved investing $141,000 of park bond money on the park. The Parks Department will pitch in for the pavilion, and we are working to raise money for other improvements.
The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Commissioner Steve Bradshaw’s request to spend $141,000 on Hairston Park on May 23! The funds come from District 4 park bond money raised in 2001 and 2005, The Greater Hidden Hills CDC submitted a proposal that the County invest in Hairston Park. The DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Department will add $80,000 to the improvement project.
Work will begin this fall. Hairston Park will get its first pavilion, a facility that will house future family reunions, birthday parties, and community events. The park will get a new and improved playground, its first water fountain (accessible to adults, children, and dogs!), and additional picnic tables and benches.
“The Greater Hidden Hills Community is elated by Commissioner Bradshaw’s support of Hairston Park, says Jan Costello, President, Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corp. “This 33-acre park is a jewel, and central to thousands of families in the area. Parks are a terrific investment — raising the quality of life and an area’s economic profile.”
The park will also receive landscaping improvements.
Now is the time to get involved with Friends of Hairston Park. Please learn about the plans and provide your opinions at a design reveal June 17, 10 a.m. – noon, at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park. Write GHHCDC@gmail.com for more information.
Hairston Park Friends Achieve Key Recommendation
Hairston Park, a 33-acre park in the Greater Hidden Hills community, is one step closer to getting an upgrade. The GHHCDC recommended specific improvements to District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw – in particular, a pavilion, new playground facilities, additional seating and picnic tables, a water fountain, and landscaping.
The DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Department supports the plan and so does Commissioner Bradshaw! He told the Friends of Hairston Park, a group reinvigorated by GHHCDC treasure Gwendolyn Stegall, that he will ask the Board of Commissioners to use park funds for the improvements. The vote will occur May 23. We will keep you posted.
The recommendation is to complete much of the project in Fall 2017.
Public Meeting & Elections May 20, 10 am
Please join us for the next Greater Hidden Hills CDC meeting on May 20, 10 a.m. , at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park.
We will elect members to the Board of Directors. We will also discuss:
- Streetscape improvements on Redan Road
- The Waffle House development
- The Music on Main fundraiser
- Hairston Park
- Code Enforcement
We have a new logo, one that is dynamic and expresses our vision of a welcoming, safe, progressive, attractive, and green community.
The graphic designer is Courtney Coprich, who donated her professional services to us. She is a wonderful artist and a joy to work with. She knows the Hidden Hills area well, for her grandparents bought a home here in 1988. Click here to see more of her work.
She gave us two versions, for use on the web and on letterhead. We appreciate Courtney’s service to the Greater Hidden Hills community!
We had a great turnout Saturday morning. In just under two hours, we distributed a huge load of mulch around the plants on the S. Hairston median. Thank you Keep DeKalb Beautiful for the mulch.
The plants are doing fine. The burning bush is beginning to bud. Can’t wait for spring!
Click below to see a few scenes from the morning.