Ways to Get Involved
Nextdoor Reynoldstown Join the neighborhood conversation, find out what's going on, or post something important on the Reynoldstown Nextdoor group message board. Just go to https://reynoldstownga.nextdoor.com/login/ to join.
Reynoldstown Neighbors Facebook Page Another great way to connect with your neighbors online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Reynoldstown/
Reynoldstown Yahoo! Group Before Nextdoor Reynoldstown and the Reynoldstown Neighbors Facebook page, the Yahoo! group was the sole message board for our community. Now that you're spoiled for choice, pick whichever groups suit you to get all the latest Rtown updates. To join the Yahoo! group, click here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/reynoldstown/info
Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League (RCIL) Meetings
One of the best ways to get involved in your neighborhood is by attending these meetings! Discuss and vote on issues that affect you, meet your neighbors in person, and find out about ways to volunteer. Whether you're interested in volunteering or just learning more about the community, this is a great place to start.
The neighborhood organization of Reynoldstown holds monthly community meetings at Lang Carson Community Center every 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Click on the RCIL menu above to learn more about the RCIL and what it does. See the Calendar tab under the Useful Info for Residents pulldown menu above for meeting dates. Look under Meeting Minutes, in the Useful Info for Residents dropdown menu, for complete transcripts of all our meetings.
Friends of Lang Carson
Friends of Lang Carson Park is a group of neighborhood volunteers who work together to discover and implement Reynoldstown's vision for the park. Started in the summer of 2013, we connect non-profits and the City of Atlanta Parks Department to coordinate efforts along with the neighborhood. As a park that is going to be a part of the Atlanta Beltline, we want to promote a beautiful and safe place for all to enjoy.
Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Locations switch between Lang Carson Park and ParkGrounds depending on the weather, see Calendar for dates and venue.
Our Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU-N)
NPU-N meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Little 5 Points Community Center on Euclid Avenue. Take control over the direction your neighborhood is heading by attending one of these meetings. You can make a big difference just by staying informed.
Reynoldstown is in NPU-N, which also includes Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highlands, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, and Candler Park. Created in 1975, the neighborhood planning system consists of all city neighborhoods grouped into 24 neighborhood planning units (NPUs). These NPUs are the principal means for facilitating citizen participation in the city's planning process.
NPUs meet on a monthly basis. Issues that are considered include zoning issues, park event applications, liquor license renewals, and environmental issues. In general, the NPU asks that anyone seeking a permit, variance, etc. to first go to the neighborhood association in the area that will be affected by the request. In the case of Reynoldstown, it is the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League (RCIL). The NPU is not bound by RCIL's vote, although generally it does vote the same way. The NPU's vote is conveyed to the appropriate city department for consideration (e.g., the Zoning Review Board (ZRB) or the License Review Board (LRB)) but the city may choose to make a decision counter to both the RCIL and the NPU decisions.
Reynoldstown Zoning Committee
The Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League (RCIL) Zoning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month, 7pm at ParkGrounds. If you have a case or even a possible case you are encouraged to email our chair Christopher Leerssen (email@example.com) as soon as possible to get on the agenda and begin the discussion. We meet only as needed.
The committee exists to allow for a more deliberate and collaborative method to handle zoning and land use concerns in our neighborhood. It is made up of a group of regular volunteers who gather to listen to rezoning and variance cases and give direction to applicants. Our informal group is made up of persons in the real estate and construction industry and a few that are not--all neighbors are welcome to come and engage the process, especially the "immediate" neighbors who are most affected by the case at hand.
This Committee is the first stop any applicant with business in Reynoldstown makes. After we've made our remarks and feedback has been reflected in the design the plans are ready for the general neighborhood (RCIL) vote. After that it moves to NPU and finally to the appropriate city review board, ZRB or BZA. The votes our committee takes, like the general RCIL vote and the NPU vote, are non binding--simply recommendations to the city review boards. Our group bases its decisions on a number of factors, principally the adopted master plans that govern our geography (Moreland Avenue, Beltline, Reynoldstown 2000 and beyond) as well as time-tested urbanist principles of orderly city building.