News & Announcements

Help Keep Traffic Moving

posted Apr 7, 2017, 2:17 PM by Pine Hills

PHNA would like to be proactive in keeping traffic moving for our residents through our neighborhood during the next several weeks while the 1-85 bridge is being repaired. During  construction, pulling out on to Buford Highway from Shady Valley will be a challenge, especially on weekday mornings and evenings as commuters block the intersection. It will be virtually impossible to pull out and try to turn left on to Cheshire Bridge Road.

In order to help with the congestion, we propose paying for an off-duty police officer to direct traffic at this intersection from 7-9 am and  4-6 pm Monday through Friday during construction, currently scheduled to be complete by June 10. The total cost to fund this from April 10 - June 10  is approximately $6,300 (4 hours x 45 days x $35/hour). We are asking all of you that can, to make a contribution to the fund --  any amount would be appreciated. We will need to raise at least $700 (1 week of funding) to get started and will keep you up to date on fund-raising and let you know once we have met our goal. We hope we can work together to build enough support to  make it a little easier for us to get around during these next few challenging weeks.

To make a donation, click on the "Online Payment - Quick Link" to the left. You may also pay by check (indicate that this is for traffic control):  Pine Hills Neighborhood Association | 2829 West Roxboro Rd. | Atlanta, GA 30324  Please direct questions to Donny Guercio at

Atlanta Transportation Plan

posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:14 PM by Pine Hills

Thursday’s fire, subsequent closing of I-85, and re-routing plans are going to put a tremendous amount of stress on Pine Hills and local traffic over the next few months.  Both the City of Atlanta and City of Brookhaven had additional traffic control on major roadways on Friday and will continue to make modifications as bridge repairs begin.  A number of Buckhead neighborhoods are exploring whether we can hire off-duty officers to manage traffic at key hotspots like Shady Valley and Buford Highway.  We are discussing this with Major Shaw at our upcoming NPU-B meeting and will keep you informed of the outcome. 

The City of Atlanta, as part of “Atlanta’s Transportation Plan,” is asking residents to take a survey about their transportation priorities.  Here is the link to the survey: It is critically important that we express the need to include infrastructure repairs in the plan.  Please take the survey and make your wishes known to the planners.

Lenox Road Interchange – Buckhead reDefined Update

posted Jan 30, 2017, 9:34 AM by Pine Hills

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA) received concept drawings from the engineers working on the Buckhead reDefined project and posted them on our website ( ). 

These drawings show the 3 options for a Lenox Road Interchange off GA 400 that were presented at the January 19th community meeting.  Project staff stressed that the drawings were meant to convey the general ideas being proposed and do not indicate exact placement of the interchange or length of ramps. The engineers have agreed to meet with the PHNA leadership to discuss neighborhood concerns about these proposed solutions to Lenox Road traffic. 

We will send a summary of the meeting to the neighborhood with suggested next steps.  Meanwhile, you can review the complete presentation at: and provide comments at

Plan to attend the next community meeting on February 27th, Atlanta International School (Early Learning Center), 6-8 p.m.   

2017 Dues Renewal

posted Dec 13, 2016, 11:56 AM by Pine Hills   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:59 AM ]

Renew your Pine Hills Neighborhood Association and Security membership today. 

The PHNA annual dues of $35 include:
• Regular emails with community news and information as well as timely alerts and notices. 
• Representation on zoning issues impacting our neighborhood, code enforcement assistance.
• Annual yard sale, Halloween party (with garden club) and other neighborhood-wide activities. 
• Advocacy – Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, Brookhaven Character Area Studies, traffic, watershed 
• Greenspace initiatives, maintaining and improving our neighborhood entrances. 
• Email updates of all zoning and development activity, events and local government news. 

The PHNA Police Patrol Program annual subscription of $200 includes:
 • A "Pine Hills Security 2017" sticker will be placed on your mailbox and you will be added to the Security Membership Roster to be notified of events. The security officers keep an "extra eye" on your home. 
• You can notify us when you are away from home and officers will check on your home while you are gone. 
• You get a direct cell number to reach officers on duty. In case of emergency, call 911.
• Street closure, police presence and security patrol during and after our yard sale and Halloween events.
• Atlanta and Brookhaven police officers assist each other while adding more police visibility to Pine Hills.

Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods Press Release Endorsing the Atlanta T-SPLOST

posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:26 AM by Pine Hills

Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods Press Release Endorsing the Atlanta T-SPLOST

Last week we announced that two-thirds of the member neighborhoods in the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods had voted in favor of the resolution in support of the City of Atlanta's T-SPLOST referendum that was proposed at our October meeting.

Below is a link to the formal press release that we are distributing today to local media outlets:
Please forward this email to all members of your neighborhood, friends, family, bloggers and anyone that you know in the media. We want everyone to be aware that this referendum is on the ballot and that the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods has reviewed it and believes it will positively impact our communities and the City of Atlanta.

We encourage you to vote in early voting which is open until Friday, November 4th or on election day, next Tuesday, November 8th.  To find early polling sites, your polling location for election day or to download a customized sample ballot, go to

If you have any questions or press inquiries, please direct them to

Alert: Brookhaven Character Area Study Meetings August 30 and August 31

posted Aug 23, 2016, 9:32 AM by Pine Hills   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 9:35 AM ]

The City of Brookhaven Character Area Study is proceeding and it is critically important that Pine Hills has a large turn-out at the next set of meetings scheduled for late August. At these meetings, we will be asked to outline the vision, goals and needs for our neighborhood and planners will use this information to define development goals and zoning for defined areas within the City of Brookhaven.  Pine Hills is within the Roxboro Character Area and directly impacted by the Buford Highway Character Area.  We need to attend both meetings to insure that our voices are heard. The meetings are open (even if the website states that registration is closed) and both City of Brookhaven and City of Atlanta residents are welcome.

The ‘Roxboro’ Character Area is considered an established neighborhood with goals to preserve and protect.  We need to make sure that we express what that means to us.  The Buford Highway Corridor Character Area is designated as a dense and walkable urban corridor.  Many interesting ideas are being raised that include connectivity, cultural and arts centers, greenspace, housing mix, accessibility, parks, and aging in place. This is our opportunity to express our goals and to state how we would like the plan to address traffic, infrastructure, buffers, housing, and impact.

Members of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association Zoning Committee attended the first set of meetings.  Read the summary on our website ( in the zoning section,  We will continue to keep you informed.

Character Area Study Meetings

Tuesday, August 30

6:30 - 8:30 pm

St. Martin Episcopal Church

3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE


Wednesday, August 31

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Latin American Association

2750 Buford Highway NE

Alert: Brookhaven Seeks Community Input July 14 and July 19

posted Jul 13, 2016, 5:38 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 7:20 AM ]

The City of Brookhaven is developing a comprehensive plan that will outline Character Areas that will establish the vision, goals and land uses for neighborhoods and is inviting residents to attend community meetings to discuss these areas. This is our chance to express how we want to maintain, preserve and enhance our neighborhood’s character and identity. 
Four Kick-off meetings are scheduled for July 14 and 19 in the morning and evenings. The specific times and locations are listed below. The same information will be presented at each meeting.
There will be at least two separate meetings, at which we will recommend strategies to Brookhaven’s Planning Commission and City Council as they relate to the character of our existing single-family residential neighborhood.  The City of Brookhaven has specifically noted "where and what growth will occur" as topics for discussion.
The more residents that participate in the Character Area study, the stronger voice. Please participate! 
If you can’t make the kickoff meetings, please sign up at so you will be invited to future meetings about Pine Hills. 
Members of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association Zoning Committee will attend the meetings and post a report on our website ( to keep you updated. 
Character Area Study Meetings
Thursday 7/14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
3110 Ashford Dunwoody

Thursday 7/14
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Brookhaven City Hall
4362 Peachtree

Tuesday 7/19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Briarwood Park Recreation Center
2235 Briarwood Way

Tuesday 7/19
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Brookhaven City Hall
4362 Peachtree

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