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Old 02-01-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Midtown stands out the most from the pictures. I love the mixed developments. One of my favorite places to walk around in Atlanta.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Bingo. There are thousands of people living there.
There sure are. The Perimeter area has become quite densely populated due to all the apartments that have been built there in the last 10 years or so.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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There sure are. The Perimeter area has become quite densely populated due to all the apartments that have been built there in the last 10 years or so.
But they area ll garden-style apartments that separate the residents from the street, There is little to no street-front development in the Perimeter, even Buckhead has seen lots of street-front development along Peachtree Road. Most of the development in Perimeter still presents an obstacle to pedestrians being separated from the sidewalk/road with parking lots.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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But they area ll garden-style apartments that separate the residents from the street, There is little to no street-front development in the Perimeter, even Buckhead has seen lots of street-front development along Peachtree Road. Most of the development in Perimeter still presents an obstacle to pedestrians being separated from the sidewalk/road with parking lots.
...the parking sea in front of the mall being the worst offender.

You're thinking of older developments though. More recent ones (including apartments) are street-centric with sidewalk cuts and parking behind.

The PCID is doing a lot to make the area pedestrian, transit, and bike friendly. It's interesting that some people are so dismissive of the area when it's the only "suburb" (more of an edge city really) doing things right, and with 3 heavy rail stations to boot. I'd think the urban planning types would be watching it with interest (I know I am). The things that define Atlanta don't just happen within the city limits, you know. Intelligently planned suburbs also say a lot about the urban culture of a city.

It will be interesting to see what the new condos look like. Keep an eye on the lot next to Dunwoody station too, because that will almost certainly turn into something big when things get going again.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Interesting, though I think some of the best urban spots are around Cabbagetown, particularly carrol street, Grant Park, edgewood, boulevard...and other parts of old 4th ward, sweet auburn, etc. I think those are the areas Atlanta should focus on filling in, lots of good stock and bones over on that east side there...bunch of narrow streets, etc.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Interesting, though I think some of the best urban spots are around Cabbagetown, particularly carrol street, Grant Park, edgewood, boulevard...and other parts of old 4th ward, sweet auburn, etc. I think those are the areas Atlanta should focus on filling in, lots of good stock and bones over on that east side there...bunch of narrow streets, etc.
What brings you to our forum? City vs City not popping today.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Thanks, but to be fair, I never went south of Marietta/Decatur St. or took extensive pictures of Woodruff park lol. I'd rather not tarnish Atlanta by doing that.
Woodruff Park itself is quite nice, but there are just too many bums around. I know that's a part of any downtown scene, but ideally they just blend into the background, not predominate.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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What brings you to our forum? City vs City not popping today.
I can't post here? I'm interested in urban aspects of all cities, including Atlanta. The thread seemed interesting. And yes C vs. C gets old.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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You're thinking of older developments though. More recent ones (including apartments) are street-centric with sidewalk cuts and parking behind.
The only development I can think of is Olde Perimeter? https://maps.google.com/?ll=33.92907...06968&t=h&z=18 But still even then there is sea of parking lots. PCID is making the sidewalks and intersection pretty, but not much in curbing auto-centric development.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Perimeter Center: What the majority of people who live outside Metro Atlanta that say disparaging things about the urban fabric of Atlanta think the City of Atlanta looks like. SMH

As for it's merits of that area: It's not there yet. While there has been an incredible amount of development in that part of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs over the last 15 years or so, it still has a long road ahead of it to resemble some sort of semblance of a living/breathing district.
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