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Old 06-13-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Honestly, I am glad I got out of Atlanta before I got caught in the crossfire of one of those ignorant-ass rapper feuds that seems to occur on a monthly basis down there.
Yeah that happens all the time, not. Atlanta ended the 2011 with under 80 murders, how many did DC have?
I think a WalMart here is a bad idea. It works for Vine City as a foothold for an area that needs retail.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM
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The Avondale store is what, 6 years old, maybe? Doubt they will be scuttuling that one in the near future.
I give it two years from the date Suburban Plaza store opens.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Yeah that happens all the time, not. Atlanta ended the 2011 with under 80 murders, how many did DC have?
I think a WalMart here is a bad idea. It works for Vine City as a foothold for an area that needs retail.
Where are you getting your figures from, boss? According to this article in CL, Atlanta had 87 murders in 2011

Atlanta's murder rate was down (again) in 2011 | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

DC had 109. If you factor in the population difference(Atl 420,000 D.C. 618,000) then it's pretty hard to argue that DC was really more violent than Atlanta in 2011. That said, I'll readily admit that DC has a crime problem but as far as I can tell in my limited time here it's restricted to the SE and eastern edges of the city. I tend to stay out of those parts of town and honestly I'm not missing much by doing so. In Atlanta, most of the handful of interesting places tend to be either in bad parts of town or are bordered by them.

Not to mention the fact that some Atlanta suburbs like East Point, College Park, Clayton county and even parts of Cobb and Gwinnett counties have crazy crime rates.

Anyway, DC gentrification is still going strong while Atlanta's appears to have stalled out. That can only push the crime rate lower.

Oh wait a minute, I live in Arlington which hasn't had a single murder in 2 years: Arlington County Homicide Free for Two Years / Arlington County Virginia
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Where are you getting your figures from, boss? According to this article in CL, Atlanta had 87 murders in 2011
Okay so I was off by 7. Congrats to Arlington, can't hate on that.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I live in Ormewood Park, and I would welcome Walmart to the area. lol Though, I would agree that I'm not sure the roads in the area are big enough to handle the kind of traffic it could bring.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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This development has been officially announced: Fuqua plans big Glenwood retail project - Atlanta Business Chronicle

It says it will have a 155,000 sq ft anchor, but it does not say who. Foqua is the same developer as the disputed Buckhead Walmart.

More:
http://www.fuquadevelopment.com/file...nwoodplace.pdf
Fuqua Development - Our Projects
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: ATL
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^I think working in a bar or restaurant is the only way to have a livable wage while flexibility for auditions. That's why virtually every struggling actor/model/singer is working in food service. Hey, with tips, it isn't half bad! I haven't met anyone who got well off waiting tables (Except a select few creme of the crop fancy restaurant waiters, who usually aren't wannabe actors at that point)... but itsb etter than $9 an hour as a receptionist with no hope for tips.
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Yeah that happens all the time, not. Atlanta ended the 2011 with under 80 murders, how many did DC have?
I think a WalMart here is a bad idea. It works for Vine City as a foothold for an area that needs retail.

It doesn't happen all the time. Now heroin overdose in the northern suburbs happen all the time and why do people who move from Atlanta are always in our forum

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Where are you getting your figures from, boss? According to this article in CL, Atlanta had 87 murders in 2011

Atlanta's murder rate was down (again) in 2011 | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

DC had 109. If you factor in the population difference(Atl 420,000 D.C. 618,000) then it's pretty hard to argue that DC was really more violent than Atlanta in 2011. That said, I'll readily admit that DC has a crime problem but as far as I can tell in my limited time here it's restricted to the SE and eastern edges of the city. I tend to stay out of those parts of town and honestly I'm not missing much by doing so. In Atlanta, most of the handful of interesting places tend to be either in bad parts of town or are bordered by them.

Not to mention the fact that some Atlanta suburbs like East Point, College Park, Clayton county and even parts of Cobb and Gwinnett counties have crazy crime rates.

Anyway, DC gentrification is still going strong while Atlanta's appears to have stalled out. That can only push the crime rate lower.

Oh wait a minute, I live in Arlington which hasn't had a single murder in 2 years: Arlington County Homicide Free for Two Years / Arlington County Virginia
I see you left out PG County which had 97 murders. Fyi, this is the Atlanta forum. If you want to talk about dc go to the dc forum. We don't care about dc here
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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This development has been officially announced: Fuqua plans big Glenwood retail project - Atlanta Business Chronicle

It says it will have a 155,000 sq ft anchor, but it does not say who. Foqua is the same developer as the disputed Buckhead Walmart.

More:
http://www.fuquadevelopment.com/file...nwoodplace.pdf
Fuqua Development - Our Projects

Interesting. With the newly renovated highschool, and this development across the street, traffic in the area is really going to stink without some major changes to the roadways. I think I pointed this out earlier, but you've got three primary entrances to Glenwood Ave in that area. All of them already suck. Hope they've got solutions planned for some or all of these.

1) Via Bill Kennedy (from Memorial Drive or I-20 East). The Memorial/BK intersection has no protected turn lanes, and heavy traffic. Frequently gets very backed up during peak commute hours. Because the Belt Line goes through right there, and bikers have appointed themselves above traffic laves, you always get bikes trying to cross three lanes of traffic going 45 mph.

2) Via Moreland (from East Atlanta Village). This intersection takes for-freaking-ever if you are crossing Moreland on Glenwood, because of the dog-leg bend in the road, and creates a really long light cycle. Not uncommon to wait 2-3 cycles to get though the light as it sits today.

3)Via Boulevard (from Grant Park). There is a median down Boulevard that prevents left turns onto, or off of, Glenwood.

Finally, Glenwood is only one lane in each direction in the area of the development. Widening it will be difficult to impossible, because of all the residential housing that fronts on it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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Interesting. With the newly renovated highschool, and this development across the street, traffic in the area is really going to stink without some major changes to the roadways. I think I pointed this out earlier, but you've got three primary entrances to Glenwood Ave in that area. All of them already suck. Hope they've got solutions planned for some or all of these.
Hm, looks like they are heading for the same issues that are involved at Lindbergh, i.e., another big box in a parking lot.

The website says: "At grade surface level parking provides easy access for the retail customers."

So how many acres of surface parking does that translate to?

Like Lindbergh, this is also in an area set aside for TOD (in this case, the Betline). Will the city approve an auto oriented project there?
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