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Old 10-16-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Ok, what is the big deal with Fuqua? Why is he so controversial?... Can somebody tell me. I visited his website, and he has built some great projects in Metro ATL. He honetly imo has been a big contributor to the city and metro area, and continues to add things to his portfolio. I think the new project is great. At least somebody is building something there. Whether big box or not he has the funding, history to do it and that is true competition....
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Jamming suburban style developments in places where they are trying to become more dense is a big part of it.

http://clatl.com/atlanta/bad-news-on...nt?oid=6827730
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Jamming suburban style developments in places where they are trying to become more dense is a big part of it.

http://clatl.com/atlanta/bad-news-on...nt?oid=6827730
Yeah, that guy's mental for that. (What the heck was he thinking?!?)

I never kept up with that development and I'm never on that side of town. Did it ever get off the ground?
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Its definitely still on. They have switched from a WalMart to large format Kroger, which is a serious upgrade IMO.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Its definitely still on. They have switched from a WalMart to large format Kroger, which is a serious upgrade IMO.
I don't think it's an upgrade. The issue was never the tenant, but the footprint of the development.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Its definitely still on. They have switched from a WalMart to large format Kroger, which is a serious upgrade IMO.


I know it would never be permitted, but I wish there was a smiley with his middle finger sticking out just for Fuqua.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't think it's an upgrade. The issue was never the tenant, but the footprint of the development.
Its the lesser of two evils to me, but yeah, still big parking lots and store footprints.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Its the lesser of two evils to me, but yeah, still big parking lots and store footprints.
And with the Wal-Mart-Sized-Kroger they added gas pumps and drive thrus that were not in the original plans.

I personally prefer Kroger over WalMart as a store. But I would have preferred an urban WalMart than this Kroger.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Ahhh, I see. Yeah that would suck to have a huge parking lot in a walkable community. I mean, how long does it take to get zoning changed and bldg codes and all that to get somehting the way a community wants. Isn't there some type of covenant a community can make so when a developer comes in they have to build according to the communities taste and style?
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Heh, well, there were plans conceived for that specific area to harmonize well with the Beltline, but they were never officially implemented. Someone dropped the ball and didn't get it legally zoned.
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