News & Announcements

Neighborhood Safety and Security

posted Sep 3, 2017, 2:03 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

PHNA has been working since January on a security camera plan to supplement surveillance provided by the license plate readers awaiting installation by the Atlanta Police Foundation and the City of Brookhaven.  PHNA cameras will enhance our neighborhood police patrol and safety education efforts.  Total camera costs vary widely based on estimates from different monitoring companies.  Watch for announcements for a neighborhood meeting where we will present and discuss the plan and its cost; we are aiming for early October.

Meanwhile, if you are not yet members please consider joining our subscription police patrol program ( ). Our local  law enforcement leaders and research on crime confirm that the strongest crime prevention is active presence of police patrols.  All of the money from the subscription service goes to Atlanta and Brookhaven officers conducting the patrol so please consider joining and increasing their presence in our neighborhood.  Education efforts through programs like Neighborhood Watch help community members to increase personal and home safety and to alert residents to problems in the neighborhood.  If your street or section of a larger street is considering a watch program, please let us know and we will help you to organize ( ).  

Dekalb County Sanitation

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:15 PM by Pine Hills

The Dekalb County Sanitation Division is changing its recycling container options. Effective September 11, 2017, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will no longer offer 18-gallon bins and 40-gallon bags as part of the residential single-stream recycling program. A new standard 35-gallon roll cart will replace the bins and bags. Here are links to information about these changes:

No more bins and bags information sheet:

 No more bins and bags FAQ:

Lenox Road Transportation Plan

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:11 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 8:12 PM ]

All Buckhead community members are invited to attend a public information meeting about the Lenox Road Scoping Study project. Many Buckhead reDesign ideas, including the East Paces Ferry Interchange, were incorporated into this study. It is critical that our voices are heard and we encourage all Pine Hills neighbors to attend the meeting. 

Wednesday, September 6th

6 - 8 p.m. Buckhead Library

269 Buckhead Ave NE

 Atlanta, GA 30305

There will be a brief presentation and a Q&A session to discuss findings. The study, conducted in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC,) began in October 2016 and aimed to determine the feasibility of various pedestrian, bicycle and roadway improvements to the Lenox Road corridor from the Lenox MARTA station toward Piedmont Road.

2017 Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale - October 21st

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:03 PM by Pine Hills

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Association is holding its annual neighborhood Yard Sale

Sale day: Saturday, October 21st

Time of sale:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Donation picked up after sale:  Goodwill

Seller registration is now open 

Registration fee: $25 until October 10th and $30 after

To sign up: Contact Deanna Alexander at

Online payment:  Click on Online Payment

Security patrol will be on duty during the yard sale

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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