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Old 09-02-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Why doesn't Walmart build their store here with apartments above?
You would think they would, since that's exactly what the TOD zoning in this area requires.

After all the time and energy that has gone into planning these TODs, you have to wonder why the city would approve a typical suburban big box. This is sitting at the intersection of hundreds of millions of dollars in transit infrastructure, so it seems like the last place you'd want to build a 7 acre surface parking lot next to a 4 acre one-story Walmart.

What does the Beltline say about this? It's right next to their station.

And what about MARTA? That's where the Red Line, Gold Line and Clifton Corridor lines all intersect.


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Old 09-02-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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What's probably needed here is a Super-PAC(political action committee).

Because it is nakedly obvious that whoever is in charge of NPU-B or whoever is the city councilman for this area is not listening to the residents. Folks need to realize that y'all can't just vote and then forget for the next couple years until the next election.
Good points, although from what I've read the problem isn't the NPU. They've apparently turned it down several times.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Agree. But it is interesting considering you already have stores like the Dump, Target, Home Depot etc in the area.

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You would think they would, since that's exactly what the TOD zoning in this area requires.

After all the time and energy that has gone into planning these TODs, you have to wonder why the city would approve a typical suburban big box. This is sitting at the intersection of hundreds of millions of dollars in transit infrastructure, so it seems like the last place you'd want to build a 7 acre surface parking lot next to a 4 acre one-story Walmart.

What does the Beltline say about this? It's right next to their station.

And what about MARTA? That's where the Red Line, Gold Line and Clifton Corridor lines all intersect.


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Old 09-02-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So is it safe to say that the Wal-Mart at Lindbergh issue is dead for now?

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Good points, although from what I've read the problem isn't the NPU. They've apparently turned it down several times.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Default conspiracy theory

I wonder if the Mayor Kasim Reed struck a deal with Walmart.

Kasim gets Walmart into Vine City, where the former Publix was. In return Walmart gets to build a store near Lindbergh station without the land-use restrictions. Kasim can do this because both sites are in the city of Atlanta.

Have to wonder???
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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So is it safe to say that the Wal-Mart at Lindbergh issue is dead for now?
No. The concern is that the city council will override the NPUs. Several other NPUs, in addition B, have opposed building a humongous surface parking lot and a typical suburban big box there, since the area has been set aside for TOD and high density residential.

The parking lot would be one of the biggest in the city outside of Turner Field or the Dome (nearly half again as big as the Dump).

This would obviously shoot down existing land use and zoning, although there's been no rationale as to why the city would do that.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Horrible idea. We do not need a sea of parking lots in Lindbergh. Have a WalMart Neighborhood Market open in Lindbergh Center instead. I would rather see that area as is, than a suburban strip mall. Hooray for NPU-B to stand up to the developer!
This. Walmart, go away! You are not needed there.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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So my last comment still stands. Because I did made a reference to the Lindbergh neighborhood holding the city councilman who has jurisdiction over that area responsible.


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No. The concern is that the city council will override the NPUs. Several other NPUs, in addition B, have opposed building a humongous surface parking lot and a typical suburban big box there, since the area has been set aside for TOD and high density residential.

The parking lot would be one of the biggest in the city outside of Turner Field or the Dome (nearly half again as big as the Dump).

This would obviously shoot down existing land use and zoning, although there's been no rationale as to why the city would do that.

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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So my last comment still stands. Because I did made a reference to the Lindbergh neighborhood holding the city councilman who has jurisdiction over that area responsible.
Good points, Snake.

What's the best way to do that, by the way?
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Good points, Snake.

What's the best way to do that, by the way?
Call him and speak to him directly.
Organize a group or find one that already exists and petiton him.
Go to a council meeting and speak out.
Encourage friends and family to do previously listed proposal.
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