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Old 02-05-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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It was talked about last year, but there was a building moratorium in place to stop another gas station from being put in on Moreland. That has passed and now it looks like 125 to 145 apartments are coming to the Gordon School site in East Atlanta.

Development Moratorium Dies, Gordon School Project to Proceed - East Atlanta, GA Patch
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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This could be a boon for the EAV. Restaurants and retail shops have had a tough go at it there recently. A captive audience couldn't hurt.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Also, it seems that Paces Properties have their hearts in the right place when in comes to intown developments.

http://clatl.com/atlanta/david-cochr...nt?oid=7204890
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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It can't do anything but help.

I remember when I first moved to Atlanta in 1996. I wanted to live intown, but every place I looked at totally lacked modern amenities. Back then, apartments that even had dishwashers in midtown or Little 5 Points were relatively unheard of. And if you wanted washer and dryer connections? Hahahaha! Forget it!

It's true that I was on a limited budget, but money didn't seem to matter. If you look at some of the legacy high rise condos in Buckhead, even they don't have washer/dryer connections in the units. It wasn't really until the late 90s/early 2000s when they finally started constructing buildings with these amenities, and maybe retrofitting the old ones, I don't know.

Maybe I'm a snob, but my attitude was I spent 4 years in college going and getting rolls of quarters and wasting time hauling clothes back and forth to the community laundry center, and I'm freaking done with that. And I'm not washing all of my plates and cups by hand.

I didn't move intown until 2001, when apartments with modern amenities were finally available (turns out the building I lived in was actually constructed in 1997, so I missed it by just a year).

I do think, though, that this is a huge mistake:

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Cochran says the firm isn't considering Olympic-sized swimming pools, jam-packed exercise rooms, or other incentives aimed at wooing tenants as part of the complex.
Most people are members of gyms, so you can probably get away without having an exercise room. But I wouldn't even consider living in an apartment complex that didn't have a swimming pool. If you want to attract a young affluent crowd, they are going to want a pool. Pretty much always. When I lived in Buckhead, even though I didn't use it that much, it was obvious that the pool was the major draw to my complex.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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It was talked about last year, but there was a building moratorium in place to stop another gas station from being put in on Moreland. That has passed and now it looks like 125 to 145 apartments are coming to the Gordon School site in East Atlanta.
That school is probably one of the last things left around here named after Gen. Gordon. I know he was controversial but he was one of Robert E. Lee's right hand men.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Great location for people looking to be within walking distance of a great entertainment district.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Great location for people looking to be within walking distance of a great entertainment district.
EAV has been a great entertainment district.

However, I sure hope it doesn't jump the tracks. This sort of activity reminds me of the way BV went off the rails back in the early 2000s. Good to see that APD is enforcing the alcohol code. (Who in the heck is drinking in a bar at 7:15 in the morning anyway?)

Police shut down E. Atlanta club | www.ajc.com

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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As an update to this. The developer apparently officially closed on this property a couple weeks ago and we should start to see construction start soon.

Also Phase II of the East Atlanta Street-scaping project is well underway. It includes replacing the "Welcome to East Atlanta" sign, aligning McPherson at Moreland, and putting a mini-roundabout at the intersection of McPherson and Flat Shoals. And of course side walks and trees and such.

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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EAV has been a great entertainment district.

However, I sure hope it doesn't jump the tracks. This sort of activity reminds me of the way BV went off the rails back in the early 2000s.
Another shooting incident in EAV this past Saturday night. As I say, I sure hope it doesn't go the way of Buckhead Village.

EAST ATLANTA — Atlanta police arrested a man early Saturday morning following a shooting incident on Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues —in the heart of the East Atlanta Village.

No one was hit.

Sebastian Davis of Rock 100.5's the Regular Guys Show, captured a portion of the incident on the attached video.

It's the third gun incident in East Atlanta in the last two months. And it comes as police have stepped up patrols here and in other Southeast Atlanta neighborhoods following a rash of serious crime incidents.

More...Overnight Shooting Incident in East Atlanta Village - Police & Fire - East Atlanta, GA Patch


East Atlanta Shooting - Live Video - YouTube
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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And this happened very nearby: Cops: Woman shot to death in Atlanta home invasion | www.ajc.com

My friends and I that hang out in EAV every week are considering a change of venue, at least until things settle down. APD can say all it wants, you still hardly ever see police in the area and I would say it doesn't feel that safe after dark anymore if you have to walk anywhere off of Flat Shoals.
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