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Old 08-09-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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In fact, there is no zoning for that parcel that would comply with the BL.
My understanding is that the Beltling master plan call for two separate zonings of the one parcel. But the MR-5A zoning is what the main (southern) portion of the parcel would be. Mixed-use residential. Then north piece next to I-20 could remain Industrial or be office or something.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:09 AM
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Beltline or no Beltline, this development should be turned down because the numbers of cars and delivery vehicles it will attract will severely damage the quality of life in this area. The roads through there are two lane, and none of them can be widened, so it'd be gridlock. Far worse than the traffic around ERD.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Grant Park
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My understanding is that the Beltling master plan call for two separate zonings of the one parcel. But the MR-5A zoning is what the main (southern) portion of the parcel would be. Mixed-use residential. Then north piece next to I-20 could remain Industrial or be office or something.
You're right. I'm speaking beyond my knowledge and expertise (so, probably shouldn't), but I don't think one parcel can have two zonings. The owner could split it - but, the owner doesn't seem very interested in the Beltline or the community.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Inman Park
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Fuqua will "sue the city." lol
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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Fuqua will "sue the city." lol
yea, I generally consider myself pro-business and in favor of most private developers. But I was quite surprised at how well Fuqua's lawyers played the Evil-suits-that-want-to-destroy-your-neighborhood-and-kill-your-puppy-and-sue-you-if-you-say-no character.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I hate this as much as anyone but if we knew all along that the property should be rezoned to fit the plan for the neighborhood why did they wait until after the developer had approval to build before attempting to rezone.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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I hate this as much as anyone but if we knew all along that the property should be rezoned to fit the plan for the neighborhood why did they wait until after the developer had approval to build before attempting to rezone.
People are not good at dealing with problems until they are problems. Looks like the Beltline is now holding "proactive rezoning" meetings for all the areas: Southeast Study Group Proactive Rezoning // Atlanta BeltLine

But even that will take time as there is a lot of stakeholders and paperwork to go through.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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People are not good at dealing with problems until they are problems. Looks like the Beltline is now holding "proactive rezoning" meetings for all the areas: Southeast Study Group Proactive Rezoning // Atlanta BeltLine

But even that will take time as there is a lot of stakeholders and paperwork to go through.

So true.

It is true it does take time but I ALWAYS felt that the lull of the "Great Recession" was an ideal time for this city to examine its zoning in several growth areas across the city where surburban style development is no longer acceptable but is still permitted under the current zoning. Developers that want to do urban mixed-use projects often have to get the sites rezoned. Unfortunately we do not have a city government that is particularly proactive at the moment.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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On Friday a request to appeal the SAP was submitted.

Grant Park, SAND Community Associations Take Two-Pronged Approach in 800 Glenwood Fight - Business - East Atlanta, GA Patch

Read the letter here: Smart Growth Atlanta Appeal of the Special Administrative Permit
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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Fuqua will "sue the city." lol
I don't know but I'm guessing it's not that rare for people to sue over zoning stuff. Who knows, maybe a judge will say they are right?
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