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Old 04-30-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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That was a major sticking point on the Lindbergh proposal as well. Under the city code you're not permitted to build big-box-in-a-sea-of-parking in certain areas.

When you've got zoning laws that prohibit that sort of thing, you have to, like, comply with them and all that.
Right, and I would hope zoning regulations in Glenwood Park would indeed prevent this sort of development. It's crazy that this would even be proposed in an award-winning New Urbanist neighborhood. Does the developer just not have a clue whatsoever?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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Yeah, I like that design, which is in DC. DC seems to be Walmart's canvas in terms of building more urban, pedestrian-friendly stores. I also like this design:



This building is almost done. It opens this fall. Here is a slide show showing much more of the building and renderings:

Slideshow: A Look Inside D.C.ís First Walmart - Housing Complex
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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http://www.change.org/petitions/the-...lenwood-avenue Sign the petition!

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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This building is almost done. It opens this fall. Here is a slide show showing much more of the building and renderings:

Slideshow: A Look Inside D.C.ís First Walmart - Housing Complex
Thanks. Lookin' good!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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This building is almost done. It opens this fall. Here is a slide show showing much more of the building and renderings:

Slideshow: A Look Inside D.C.ís First Walmart - Housing Complex
Nice, but it looks like they've got major water problems.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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just signed it
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:29 PM
 
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Why am I not surprised? And people here on these boards wonder why other cities laugh at us and mock us. D.C. does things right. Atlanta 3/4 times does things wrong.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Why am I not surprised? And people here on these boards wonder why other cities laugh at us and mock us. D.C. does things right. Atlanta 3/4 times does things wrong.
We don't have the resources some other cities have.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I'm sure they have the resources to make this a more walkable, urban-like development. The fact that something like this was considered along the beltline screams corruption from within to me. I thought the beltline was supposed to be held as one of the greatest projects Atlanta has ever done and strive to create a urban, walkable environment around it while being able to fluently go through the different neighborhoods. This project undermines the goals of the beltline and just brings the suburbs back to the city. If the people in Glenwood Park wanted to live in the suburbs, they would. Don't bring the suburbs and it's downsides to the city, especially so close to the belltine.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm sure they have the resources to make this a more walkable, urban-like development. The fact that something like this was considered along the beltline screams corruption from within to me. I thought the beltline was supposed to be held as one of the greatest projects Atlanta has ever done and strive to create a urban, walkable environment around it while being able to fluently go through the different neighborhoods. This project undermines the goals of the beltline and just brings the suburbs back to the city. If the people in Glenwood Park wanted to live in the suburbs, they would. Don't bring the suburbs and it's downsides to the city, especially so close to the belltine.
They have rejected it so far, here is hoping they reject it again and tell them they cant keep submitting "revisions" indefinitely. They keep trying to work their way around the zoning. For example, one of the main things that has been used to reject it so far is that it did not fit the street grid specified by the Beltline overlay. But in this latest submission they made the street grid part of the parking lot, so hopefully they don't let that fly. The property itself is zoned industrial which allows for low density commercial properties. So they need to rezone the lot to better specify what the area wants there anyways, because I think we can at least agree it should not be industrial.

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