WE ARE JUST BEGINNING
August 2018: The Little 5 Points Alliance, was founded with the support of the Little 5 Points Community Improvement District and volunteers from the community.
October 2018: A chartering board of volunteers consisting of commercial property owners, business owners, representatives from the neighborhood associations of Inman and Candler Park and at large residents with expertise and invested neighbors was formed.
December 2018: Little 5 Points Alliance Launch Party on December 6, 2018 at Little 5 Corner Tavern, 6-9PM was a success! Over 120 community members joined us to learn about the L5P Alliance and get up to date on the Findley Plaza redesign. Read More
February 2019: Beautification Committee meeting on Tuesday Feb 26th and Transportation Engagement Meeting on Wednesday Feb 27th. Read More
2019: Manage and communicate about the Findley Plaza redesign project, build the foundation for the L5P Alliance including membership.
WHAT WE WILL DO
Engage the community by creating cohesive communications, events and activation to benefit everyone who loves L5P.
Involve the many small independent businesses that make Little 5 Points the full service neighborhood commercial district it has been since the 1970s.
Communicate about infrastructure projects that the Little 5 Points Community Improvement District (L5PCID) is managing with the City of Atlanta.
Combine resources from commercial property owners, business owners, residents and supporters to implement common initiatives.
Become the center of collaboration and smart growth in Little 5 Points.
WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED
2014: Little 5 Points Community Improvement District (L5PCID) was established.
2015: L5PCID secured $458,000 from District 2’s RenewAtlanta Bond fund for the redesign of Findley Plaza.
2016: Little 5 Arts Alive managed by Horizon Theatre, was awarded $170,000 national placemaking grant to program Findley Plaza with weekend events for 3 years.
2017: Little 5 Alive secured $100,000 from Park Pride for the redesign of Findley Plaza.
2018: Over $94,000 raised for the redesign of Findley Plaza from the community through the Findley Plaza granite tile and L5P Alliance founding member program. Donate to Findley Plaza
Volunteers from the L5P community and those who love L5P have dedicated their time and expertise to stand up a new unified organization for Little 5 Points. The board of directors serve on the executive committee and as committee chairs.
The first year is focused on creating the structure and foundation of the L5P Alliance. The second year is implementation of membership, the Findley Plaza Activation Plan and vote on the first elected board of directors for the L5P Alliance.
President: Mike Rabb, L5PBA, Corner Tavern Owner & 25+ year Candler Park Resident
Co-Vice Presidents: Kelly Stocks, Commercial Property Owner, L5PCID Member & 40+ year Candler Park Resident (At-Large) and Chris Curley, Inman Park Neighborhood Association (IPNA) Representative and 25+ year Inman Park Resident
Treasurer: Ahzjah Simons, L5PBA, GM of Sevananda: treasurer@L5PA.com
Secretary: Christina Hodgen, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization (CPNO) Representative and 11 year Candler Park Resident: secretary@L5PA.com
Transportation & Walkability Co-Chairs: Walter Brown, L5PCID Vice Chair, long time Candler and Inman Park Resident and Joseph Hacker, Candler Park Resident and CPNO representative.
Security: Liz McCurtain, Little 5 Alive, Inman Park Resident
Beautification: Scott Pendergast, Commercial Property Owner, L5PCID Member, L5PCID Board Member
Membership & Development Adviser: Don Bender, Commercial Property Owner, Long time Candler Park Resident and Co-founder of Little 5 Points Community Pub in 1977
Programming: Rachel Parish, Little 5 Alive and Little Five Arts Alive. Owner of Firehouse Creative
Community Outreach: Julie Odem, Founder of Instagram L5PATL, Photographer
Governance Co-Chairs: Al Caproni, Inman Park Neighborhood Association Representative and long time resident and Ben Findley, At-Large, Grandson of Mr. Findley of Findley Plaza.
(Proxy) Candler Park Neighborhood Organization Representative: Lindy Kerr
(Proxy) Inman Park Neighborhood Association Representative: Jonathan Miller
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT: Jennifer Ohme, idealDESIGN,inc,: info@L5PA.com