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Old 02-23-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: ATL
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ARC: Metro Atlanta population to hit 8 million by 2040 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Wednesday predicted the metro area will add some 3 million people over the next 30 years.
That would bring the 20-county metro Atlanta area’s population to 8 million -- about the current population of Manhattan and roughly double metro Atlanta’s population in 2000 -- by 2040.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Don't know if this is a good thing or not, but that's AMAZING! I'll be amongst the increase.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Not to nitpick, but wouldn't it be the entire population of New York City? Not the island of Manhattan?
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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ARC: Metro Atlanta population to hit 8 million by 2040 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Wednesday predicted the metro area will add some 3 million people over the next 30 years.
That would bring the 20-county metro Atlanta area’s population to 8 million -- about the current population of Manhattan and roughly double metro Atlanta’s population in 2000 -- by 2040.

8 million is actually the current population of all of New York City--all five boroughs (8.3 million to be exact). Manhattan's population is around 1.6/1.7 million.


But, still an awesome post by Mr. TonyGeorgia--as usual!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Not to nitpick, but wouldn't it be the entire population of New York City? Not the island of Manhattan?

Yes. See my post above.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Dacula, GA
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Another 400k in Gwinnett, I don't even want to imagine what the county will look like at that point.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Another 400k in Gwinnett, I don't even want to imagine what the county will look like at that point.
Probably not that different given that 400,000 isn't that many people in the grand scheme of things in a county that's 437 square miles.

Then again who knows? Thirty years ago, Gwinnett county was nothing but cow pastures and country once you got past Norcross.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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ARC: Metro Atlanta population to hit 8 million by 2040 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Wednesday predicted the metro area will add some 3 million people over the next 30 years.
That would bring the 20-county metro Atlanta area’s population to 8 million -- about the current population of Manhattan and roughly double metro Atlanta’s population in 2000 -- by 2040.
30 year out predictions are not worth the paper they are written on.

Tell me what the ARC said 30 years ago. Ill bet it wasnt even close.

Shoot, I would have near zero confidence in their THREE year prediction.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Another 400k in Gwinnett, I don't even want to imagine what the county will look like at that point.
well Gwinnett has grown by more than 600,000 since we moved in. The county has changed alot, but the area we live in is very similar to the way it was developed. The main difference... there are lots of new little infill neighborhoods.

Take a look at Gwinnett's current land use plan that has been around for a while. It was built to support a "build out" of 1.2 million. Those estimates were largely built around this same research.

You might like the plan for the Dacula area. The count isn't going to support sewer expansion out there citing expense. Therefore it is zoned for large lot, suburban "estate" homes. Whereas the other areas have sewer connections in at least some of the homes in the area.

Anyways I see it as a good thing. Gwinnett let too many retail spaces grow along I-85. This has led to the retail rental market in some places of the county not doing well and not re-invest in their properties. If there are more people, then the older retail areas are more likely to be revitalized as demand will increase. This will in turn help neighboring residential neighborhoods.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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well Gwinnett has grown by more than 600,000 since we moved in. The county has changed alot, but the area we live in is very similar to the way it was developed. The main difference... there are lots of new little infill neighborhoods.

Take a look at Gwinnett's current land use plan that has been around for a while. It was built to support a "build out" of 1.2 million. Those estimates were largely built around this same research.

You might like the plan for the Dacula area. The count isn't going to support sewer expansion out there citing expense. Therefore it is zoned for large lot, suburban "estate" homes. Whereas the other areas have sewer connections in at least some of the homes in the area.

Anyways I see it as a good thing. Gwinnett let too many retail spaces grow along I-85. This has led to the retail rental market in some places of the county not doing well and not re-invest in their properties. If there are more people, then the older retail areas are more likely to be revitalized as demand will increase. This will in turn help neighboring residential neighborhoods.

Great post. I agree 100%. I think the Dacula plan is smart--it's good to have designated estate areas within the metro.
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