Dozens of people worked together to add plants, prune, and put down fresh mulch on the median on S. Hairston near Redan on a beautiful Saturday morning, April 27. Thank you volunteers! And thanks to Keep DeKalb Beautiful for supplying the mulch and the crew and equipment to help us spread it. We appreciate, also, the community service workers.
Inspired by Music on Main
What a wonderful evening!
Thank you to our special guests Theresa Hightower and Moses Davis for their spectacular performance Aug. 18.
Thank you to our elected representatives – DeKalb Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, DeKalb Commissioner Gregory Adams, and GA Senator Steve Henson – for celebrating with us.
Thank you to our wonderful supporters and volunteers who know that together we can make a positive and lasting impact on our community.
And thank you to all of our sponsors.
We will use the funds raised to continue making our commercial areas look better, to advocate for high quality businesses, and to enhance greenspace.
Give 60 Minutes and Build Community Pride
Join the effort to make a positive difference in our community. Saturday, March 24, 9:45 a.m., we will brighten a key stretch of S. Hairston near Redan (across from Kroger). The median will get spruced up with a dozen new plants and fresh mulch.
You may park between Wendy’s and Doo’s Seafood or in the shopping center parking lots.
The work is fun and satisfying. Keep DeKalb Beautiful staff will have the holes dug for the plants. We put them in the ground and spread the mulch. Bring your gloves, a shovel and a metal rake.
A dozen volunteers can knock this out in an hour. Please come! The result will please you every time you drive down S. Hairston. It will remind people that our community cares about its appearance.
If you have questions, write to GHHCDC@gmail.com
Sneak Peak at the Silent Auction Deals!
On August 19 – you may enjoy a wonderful evening of jazz by Chandra Currelley, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails AND you can walk away with a GREAT DEAL! Here are some of the wonderful items that will be part of the silent auction to benefit the streetscape improvement projects. We are grateful to the sponsors for donating these goods.
Bidding will begin at well below market value.
- Four Disneyland Day Park Hopper passes – good through 6/18/2018. Use them to visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.
- 40-inch Flat Screen TV, donated by Jay’s Place
- Two Wine Baskets, donated by PJ’s Package Store
- Wine Tasting, by Total Wine & More
- Golf Packages (four rounds; can be used individually or in a group), donated by Mystery Valley and Southland
- Haircut Certificates, donated by Nick’s Barbershop
- Arizona Restaurant Certificate (donated by Apex Auto)
- Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards Gift Certificate
- Designer Bracelets by Sircles Accessories
- Vera Bradley Gallatin Satchel in Bittersweet Chocolate, donated by Vera Bradley/Mall of Georgia
- Limited Edition, Signed Prints by Roederick Vines
- Original tennis art by Andre Thompson
- Dashboard web camera and a Backup Camera donated by TCH Consulting
- Wireless microphone donated by Pro Music Outlet
- Tax Service ($300 value), by Liberty Tax Service
Entertainment is provided by the captivating
“Lady Soul Of Jazz,” Singer-Actress Chandra Currelley.
It’s all happening Saturday, August 19, 8 – 11 pm
Mainstreet Community Clubhouse, 5001 Mainstreet Park Dr. Stone Mountain, GA
You may purchase tickets for $25 each at:
https://music-on-main.eventbrite.com (accepts major credit cards)
http://wp.me/P3UZ61-eP (accepts PayPal)
or in person at 5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain.
Music on Main Fabulous Event Featuring the “Lady Soul of Jazz”
The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation invites you to
Music on Main. This fabulous evening features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres,
a silent auction, and jazz.
See and hear one of the nation’s most
captivating performers, the “Lady Soul Of Jazz,” Singer-Actress Chandra Currelley.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8 pm – 11 pm
Mainstreet Community Clubhouse
5001 Mainstreet Park Dr.
Stone Mountain 30088
The proceeds will benefit Greater Hidden Hills’ streetscape beautification efforts.
Purchase your ticket with a major credit card by clicking on our
Click here to pay with PayPal and to see other payment options.
Download and share the invitation. Music-on-Main_Digital_Invitation
The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3).
UPS Donated $15,000 to Hairston Park!Groundbreaking Celebration!
The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.
The grant will be used towards upgrades and beautification at Hairston Park, 971 S. Hairston, Stone Mountain. This 33-acre park is receiving a new pavilion and new playgrounds, thanks to $141,000 from District 4 park bond money. The DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Department is adding $80,000 to the improvement project.
See groundbreaking video at: https://youtu.be/2jzzvl5qpcM
The groundbreaking celebration occurred July 7, with DeKalb County Commissioners Steve Bradshaw and Gregory Adams lifting shovels. They were joined by Parks Director Marvin Billups.. 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. Community volunteer days will be scheduled for helping with improvements.
Contact FriendsofHairstonPark@gmail.com for more information.
The UPS Foundation was established in 1951 and is based in Atlanta. In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world.
Housing and Parks
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.
Hairston Park Upgrade Approved
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 News and May 20 Elections
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
Volunteers Spread the Mulch!
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.