Beautify VaHi Spring Planting Day is this Saturday, April 13th!

By Katie Voelpel | April 7, 2019

Meet Beautify VaHi and other volunteers in the main VaHi intersection Saturday, April 13th at 10am for a few hours of Spring planting and beautification! Projects on the list include replacing winter vegetation in existing planters, adding another 10 pots to the main intersection, replanting the Amsterdam parklet, new planters for Atkin’s Park area, and…

Get involved with SUMMERFEST!

By Katie Voelpel | April 7, 2019

The popular VaHi event, Summerfest, is right around the corner (June 1 & 2) and just like every year before, we need your help! Here’s a few ways to get involved: Volunteer: It takes over 200 volunteers to make Summerfest possible. Sign up to volunteer for 1,2, or all 3 days to get the most…

Center for Civic Innovation is evaluating Atlanta NPU’s

By Katie Voelpel | April 7, 2019

Center for Civic Innovation Launches Multi-year Initiative to Evaluate Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit System   ATLANTA, GA –– On March 14th, 2019, the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) launched an independently-led, multi-year study and review of the city’s historic Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) system. The NPU Initiative kicked off at the Old City Council Chambers…

Publix Marathon Cheer Party @ VaHi intersection- 3/17

By Katie Voelpel | March 5, 2019

The Atlanta Track Club and Publix are sponsoring a cheer party for runners of the Atlanta Publix Marathon at the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenue on Sunday, March 17th. The cheer squad will set up around 6:30am and the runners should be passing from about 7:30-9:30 am! See map below. Come out and support…

BIG things with Beautify VaHi! ~ a list of projects

By Katie Voelpel | March 5, 2019

Hi Neighbors! You might be thinking you haven’t heard much from Beautify VaHi in a while… BUT that’s because we’ve been planning MEGA for this year! We are taking last year’s momentum with the Perk’s Plus card, Winter Planting and VaHi Stocking Stuffer Market and were quadrulping it! We are so excited to announce a…

Update on Sign-toppers – We’re up to 100+ signs

By Katie Voelpel | March 4, 2019

The feedback on what color the sign is going to be…. has been brought to the people! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Instagram and Facebook surverys. Our designs were made with reference to neighboring examples such as:   We started with about 70 signs and have added a bunch more! No matter…

Sign-topper Design Proposals Debut at Next Board Meeting – Feb 11

By Katie Voelpel | February 5, 2019

Top That! They say that street sign toppers encourage a sense of belonging and neighborhood pride. While it’s hard to imagine how one can be more proud of our community, we’re now a few steps closer to having our very own sign toppers to promote our neighborhood’s identity.  A few design mock-ups will be headed…

North Highland Park Tax Appeal – A BIG thanks to Mr. Hotz!

By Katie Voelpel | January 28, 2019

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association is pleased to report some significant property tax reductions that will result in material savings to the Association on the old library lots–now North Highland Park (at St. Charles Place and North Highland Avenue) that the VHCA owns thanks to some great efforts by past Treasurer George Zirkel and Walter Hotz,…

Virginia-Highland Master Plan Update 2018

By | January 24, 2019

In light of recent proposed developments along Ponce de Leon Place, Monroe/Cresthill and other areas adjacent to the Beltline, members of the Virginia-Highland Planning Committee and Board of Directors have been working on an update to the existing Virginia-Highland Master Plan (adopted by the Atlanta City Council in 2015). Please check out the presentation below…


By Katie Voelpel | January 20, 2019

Submitted by Kim Meyer, Trustee, Inman Middle School Foundation Atlanta Public Schools recently received the amazing news that all 6th and 7th grade students will benefit from the T-Mobile Empower Ed program.  What does this mean for Inman? Lenovo laptops will be issued to all 6th and 7th grade students in January. In addition, certain students will qualify for wireless “hotspots”…

(UPDATED) Re-Prioritizing TSPLOST – Public Meeting – Survey deadline extended to Feb. 7

By Katie Voelpel | January 20, 2019

From Jennifer Ide’s Office: (Please join us) The Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST programs, launched in 2015 and 2016, were created to help address the billion dollar infrastructure backlog facing the city. Though the programs have made much progress to date delivering key projects across Atlanta, they face significant budget challenges as we move forward to complete the full…

Congratulations ~ Board Member, Leah Matthews welcomes Lila Mae!

By Katie Voelpel | January 20, 2019

Long time Board member, Leah Matthews welcomed her second baby, precious Lila Mae, last weekend. Congratulations to you and your family, Leah! We’ll see you at the February Board Meeting! Thank you for all that you do.

2019 Monthly Meeting Calendar

By Katie Voelpel | January 20, 2019

Each month the volunteer board members of the VHCA, come together with Va-Hi residents to make motions, pass variances, and mold the future of our wonderful historic neighborhood. We invite you to join us for the conversation. Mark your calendar for the year ahead! VHCA Monthly Board Meetings 2019 January 14, 2019 February 11, 2019…

(UPDATED) Ponce Library Renovation Public Meeting – POSTPONED to Feb 20

By Katie Voelpel | January 20, 2019

Library Renovation Public Meeting – Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 6:30 PM-8:00 PM (POSTPONED due to weather – new date is February 20th) Ponce de Leon Branch Library 980 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 Residents are invited to the library for a sneak peek at design plans for the Ponce de Leon Public…


By Katie Voelpel | December 6, 2018

Capping off another successful year, the 2018 Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes raised more than $30,000 for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. Every year we’re reminded of what an incredible neighborhood ours is to call home, and this year was no different! Seven generous neighbors opened up their homes to more than 1,700 visitors over the weekend…

Thank You Jesse Paluch!

By Ida Centner | December 5, 2018

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association Parks Committee would like to formally thank Jesse Paluch of Jesse Paluch Home & Lawn Care for taking over routine maintenance of ‘The Triangle’ at the SW corner of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue. For years, the VHCA has been paying for routine maintenance and upkeep of this great spot…

Sponsor a Family in Need for the Holidays!

By Katie Voelpel | December 4, 2018

Are you interested in ‘sponsoring’ a family in need this holiday season? In Atlanta, DFCS reports that, this year, there are more families than ever who are in need of some of the most basic items such as food, clothing, etc. I work with DFCS each year to obtain a list of families who would…

Volunteer Tree Planting Day – December 15th 1pm – VHCA Parks Committee and Board Update on North Highland Park

By | December 4, 2018

Now that several past multiple Board’s have successfully retired the mortgage debt on the neighborhood-owned North Highland Park at St. Charles Place and North Highland Avenue (the two old library lots), it’s time to do some refreshing. For an update, the Virginia-Highland Civic Association—as part of a multi-phase project, will be contracting to perform several…


By Ida Centner | November 25, 2018

Please enjoy this submitted report by Wayne Shannon (Tree Cowboy Inc.) regarding Atlanta’s unique Urban Forest and analysis of the Atlanta Tree Ordinance. CLICK TO READ (PDF)

Help Decorate VaHi for the Holidays!

By | November 14, 2018

Help make Virginia-Highland jolly and bright this holiday season! VHCA has formed a new decorating committee that will be making the neighborhood festive. The committee will be holding decorating work days if anyone in the neighborhood is interested in participating. Those dates are: Sunday, November 25th 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Monday, November 26th 9:30 AM-…

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