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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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What are you talking about? The city has not approved this. Blame the developers sure, but the city doesn't deserve any blame since it has done the right thing by rejecting the suburban proposals thus far.

And DC has approved more suburban-oriented Wal-Marts in the city in addition to the more urban ones as well. Check out the last 2-3 proposals here: Walmart's 6 DC stores: Some will be urban, some won't - Greater Greater Washington
People that dislike Atlanta will take any opportunity to post something negative about it...often inventing a reason for it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Those plans have been reworked. Now four will have apartments built with them. One will be an urban multi-floor mixed retail development similar to DC USA in Columbia Heights. That one will be on New York Ave and the last one will be an urban format that comes right up to the street with garage parking. That one is on Georgia Ave. None will be suburban now and most will include housing. It's good because those formats don't belong in urban areas.

Wal-Mart plans getting reworked by developers - Washington Post
Exactly. Watch this Wal-mart end being developed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Exactly. Watch this Wal-mart end being developed.
Well, Atlanta isn't beaten yet. The city stood up to the developers at Lindbergh and perhaps they will muster the will to do it again.

Personally I don't see how Walmark has anything to do with it. Zoning decisions should be the same no matter who the tenant is.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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Those plans have been reworked. Now four will have apartments built with them. One will be an urban multi-floor mixed retail development similar to DC USA in Columbia Heights. That one will be on New York Ave and the last one will be an urban format that comes right up to the street with garage parking. That one is on Georgia Ave. None will be suburban now and most will include housing. It's good because those formats don't belong in urban areas.

Wal-Mart plans getting reworked by developers - Washington Post
Good! That makes sense all the way around. I hope the plan for this one in Glenwood Park will be reworked in a similar fashion.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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Good! That makes sense all the way around. I hope the plan for this one in Glenwood Park will be reworked in a similar fashion.

I think if the community pushes back enough, it will happen. Those formats do not belong in the city.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Been meaning to post this.

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Today - Zoning Review Board Meeting
Today, August 8th at 6 PM, the Zoning Review Board (ZRB) will vote on legislation to rezone 800 and 860 Glenwood Avenue from Industrial Use to Mixed Use (which is residential and commercial).

This legislation was introduced by Council Member Smith at the request of the neighborhoods. This legislation is in keeping with the recommendations of the BeltLine Sub-Area 4 Master Plan and the desires of the neighborhoods The current zoning (Industrial) is in conflict with the BeltLine plans.

It is critical that as many people as possible attend this meeting to show their support of the legislation. The neighborhoods will only have 10 minutes to speak to the Board and neighborhood leadership has prepared their presentation, so please do not sign up for comment; rather, when the Zoning Review Board asks who in attendance is in favor of this legislation, please stand in order to be counted.

Thursday, August 8th, 6 PM
Atlanta City Hall City Council Chambers
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Been meaning to post this.
Good, let's hope they approve this and prevent the development in its current form. If the developer wishes to build a big-box store with multi-family units on top and less surface parking, then it'll meet the requirements.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Good, let's hope they approve this and prevent the development in its current form. If the developer wishes to build a big-box store with multi-family units on top and less surface parking, then it'll meet the requirements.
Agreed!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Grant Park
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Adoption of the legislation by itself won't stop the development as approved on July 12. There's a multipronged approach underway by NPU-W, GPNA, SAND, smartgrowthatlanta.org, et al. All of the battles, including tonight's legislation, do not have to be won - just a few.

As an aside, I'm really baffled by the apparent 180-degree turn made by the Office of Planning on this.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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As an aside, I'm really baffled by the apparent 180-degree turn made by the Office of Planning on this.
What 180 are you referring to?
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