Voice – Fall 2001

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  • Jules Burt, artist and creator of artwork for Summerfest incl. t-shirts
  • Planning update by Betty Baumann and Winnie Currie: Eats ‘n’ Sweets location, 830 Ponce (case to save the trees was lost)
  • PEDS
  • Summerfest 2001 was success
  • Park and tree news: GA Power line clearance, 817/821 Brookridge trees, Final defeat at 830 Ponce
  • Overview of VHCA committees

Good news! re: 830 Ponce

In the bond hearing on Friday, January 26, Judge Long ruled in the Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s (VHCA) favor concerning the development of the property at 830 Ponce de Leon. After statements from both parties and testimony from the developer, she ruled that she would NOT require the VHCA to post a bond while there is a stay on the property and the VHCA appeals. The VHCA’s appeal has been transferred from the Georgia Supreme Court to the Court of Appeals. It has not been docketed yet, and there is still a stay preventing construction on the property pending the appeal hearing. We will keep you posted on further developments. Thank you to those of you who attended the hearing.

Great news for the neighborhood–and our trees!

The Ga. Supreme Court accepted the Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s appeal concerning the removal of trees on the property on Ponce de Leon and Freedom Parkway. The court issued a stay pending the resolution of the appeal! That appeal could last about a year.

This issuance is a great interim victory and means no activity can happen at the property until the appeal is resolved.

Thank you for all your support!