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Old 10-22-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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This is a relatively small group of squeaky wheel residents and does not to represent the vast majority of residents in Inman Park. If the objection were widely supported then the Inman Park Neighborhood Association would have put it's weight behind the lawsuit. Instead, the project was approved by IPNA. Meanwhile, three of four individuals who happen to live very near the project are bringing this lawsuit on their own.

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Looks like some of residents are not pleased by a developer's plan to build a high-density, $45 million mixed-use project smack dab in the middle of Inman Park.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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That's probably true.

I don't care so much about this particular project as much as I like seeing the density above all else crowd admit that sometimes density is not the answer.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I wish there were fewer parking spaces, but other than that the project seems fine.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have no sympathy for these people!

The property is:

1 block from the beltline
next to other dense beltline developments
2 blocks from the freedom pkwy trail
The perpendicular intersection is Highland Ave on the part that runs straight into downtown.
That block is currently commercial/industrial use.
5 blocks from a MARTA station

I'm sorry, but this is classic nimby-ism at the worse.

You can't live that close to downtown, expect to live in large lot single family homes and not expect to see density grow over time.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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It's the same mentality as the residents of Kirkwood who wanted density and stores and bars they could walk to, but the second one bar got a little bit unruly they had it shut down.

Yet if someone else doesn't want something like that, they must be backwards hillbilly suburbanites who worship their cars.

The bottom line is some development is good, some isn't good. Local zoning boards get to decided the kinds of things they want and what they don't want.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It's the same mentality as the residents of Kirkwood who wanted density and stores and bars they could walk to, but the second one bar got a little bit unruly they had it shut down
Whoa, that bar was operating outside of the time it was suppose to, broke several zoning laws, eg: reflective tint, and did not pay its rent. But it is currently open with a liquor license and everything.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Human nature is the same on either side of 285, it seems.
No question about it. The fact that you live intown doesn't mean you want willy-nilly development in your backyard.

I think most people (OTP and ITP) are sensible enough to realize that change is inevitable, and that if you buy in a developing area you can expect it to come your way.

However, that doesn't mean you have sacrificed your right to insist on appropriate protections and compliance with the zoning laws. You can't simply kick your feet and scream, but you can certainly make your voice heard.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Screw them. The project plans definitely will make that area more urban and more people walking the streets. If they don't like it, MOVE. There is plenty of space outside of the perimeter where it's unlikely you will see these developments for hundreds of years.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Screw them. The project plans definitely will make that area more urban and more people walking the streets. If they don't like it, MOVE. There is plenty of space outside of the perimeter where it's unlikely you will see these developments for hundreds of years.
No, no, no. Some of these folks are the very residents who have helped to make Inman Park a great intown neighborhood. Don't "screw them". Instead, work with them, and see if their concerns can be satisfactorily addressed. Were someone to try to introduce a high density development in my neighborhood, I'd be up in arms. It's places like Inman Park - and the folks who live there - that have helped Atlanta grow and develop. To simply tell them to bugger off is neither right nor productive. Many of these folks are invested in Atlanta and shouldn't be told to screw off just because their idea of city living does not comport with others'.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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No, no, no. Some of these folks are the very residents who have helped to make Inman Park a great intown neighborhood. Don't "screw them". Instead, work with them, and see if their concerns can be satisfactorily addressed. Were someone to try to introduce a high density development in my neighborhood, I'd be up in arms. It's places like Inman Park - and the folks who live there - that have helped Atlanta grow and develop. To simply tell them to bugger off is neither right nor productive. Many of these folks are invested in Atlanta and shouldn't be told to screw off just because their idea of city living does not comport with others'.
I don't care. Do you see how close they are to downtown/midtown? Most other cities have urbanity surrounding the core of the city....Atlanta will eventually become that way too...and this should be expected...you can't expect peaceful, quiet suburban living 1.5 miles away forever.

Atlanta is an anomaly for such a metro of it's size and it's beginning to catch up to reality and how major cities are actually built.

Jeez, these people act like their houses is being demolished for new projects.

And the reason high density development is being built there is BECAUSE of the people who moved there within the last 10-20 years. That's what happens when areas get gentrified...developments come along because the demographics has changed.
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