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Old 08-27-2015, 04:54 PM
 
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and look at that another first time poster in this thread... what is it about this thread that draws people to join city data to comment...??
Why does that matter? Personally I used google to find information about the new town home development and this thread was one of the search results. I didn't have an account, so I joined to comment once I viewed the thread. I think that's one of the main uses of the internet, to find more information.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Smyrna, GA
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back on topic... Anyone know why they stopped construction? Once they laid down asphalt roads and the sidewalks, it's been vacant. I've also noticed this at Laurel Gates... Seems like they built the first row and stopped.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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I don't know, RC55.

One thing I can think of is that construction is hard work, with all the projects going up everywhere and after a long hot summer, those guys are probably dog tired by now... thus the delay?

Another is that it probably has to do with $$$, (like most everything else in this world), although I have no connections to verify that claim.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, GA
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I agree... Seems like there is a ton of construction across the metro area between roadwork, office and residential construction. I'm still not sold that there is enough demand to meet all of this housing growth.

Maybe perhaps Venture will sell the property back to Smyrna and turn it into a park. That was my hope when this all surfaced last year.

#Optimistic
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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I would love to see a park there or even a community farm. It's like this city hates green space and feels they must fill up every available place.

I also hate them jamming in people/homes where single family homes are currently. Seems like developers want to build 2-3 houses on these large lots that the ranche style homes have now.
Several neighborhoods up in arms about this too.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, GA
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Pipe farms started going up this week. Also posted the street signs, so maybe it's not dead after all.

The argument for not putting in a park was the proximity of others, including the senior center on the east side of South Cobb.

It's catch-22 with the residential density. You need better amenities to draw in more single home buyers, yet we need more people in the area to draw in said amenities. Why else has the strip center adjacent to the new Kroger not yet fill up?

The city has a history of transient renters, at which point we are transitioning away. It just takes time. Smyrna Grove and Belmont Hills will help, as too the newer town homes. I would also argue a newer future where Millennials prefer urban, compact living as well as the retiring Baby Boomers looking to downsize their footprint and move closer to the grandkids.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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Yeah, barring another major economic hiccup, hopefully in another five years or so we'll see all these recent and present dense projects have good occupancy for all those valid demographic reasons.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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It ain't happening.

"Compelling Case" Prompts Council to Nix New Development | Smyrna-Vinings, GA Patch
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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That article is about a different development... this thread (unless I'm mistaken) is about the one on Church Rd just west of South Cobb Dr.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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No you're right and I'm glad you posted it.
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