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Old 12-17-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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What type of district or development would you bring into the City? (Westside atlantic station area ish)(South Downtown,Downtown,Midtown,Buckhead areas).
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District: Entertainment-VEGAS TYPE
Development: Time-Square

I want to here opinions and why would you think it would be good for the areas quoted above.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Mid rise residential buildings with ground floor retail to south downtown. Also, more greenspace in the area.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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Isn't there a "Times Square South" concept proposed for Luckie Marietta district downtown? I recall reading about it long ago.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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I would say mixed use but that means more than just having a big box on one corner of the parking lot and some apartments on the other.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Parks, parks and more parks.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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I'd bring the international district, Buford Highway, to South Downtown. From what I understand tee was interest from foreign investors years ago that never panned out.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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I would like to see a bar/club/casino/restaurant district created in South Downtown somehow. Let the businesses stay open as late as they want in this area. (A better plan than Underground attempted)

Have a mandatory policy that the business owners must pay for a certain amount of police officers to patrol the area depending on the capacity of the particular venue. (A small bar must pay for one cop, a large venue would have to pay for a small army of cops.)

Not sure on how feasible it would be to create, but I think the city needs one. The convention and tourism industry here would get even bigger!

It could also be a great pre-game district by providing shuttle buses to the new GA Dome and Phillips Arena (for those scared of MARTA). These shuttles can be funded by a new district CID.

I would also like to see MARTA run 24hrs a day on weekends to cut down on DUIs. They could run 30-45 minute headways after 1am. (I do realize the maintenance challenges with this, but other cities seem to manage this somehow) C'mon, Keith Parker!

There will be no cars allowed to cruise through the actual district after corporate business hours on Friday. After that, there will only be drop-off areas for cars, cabs, horse-driven carriages, party buses, etc.

This will allow people to walk the streets without dealing with vehicle traffic and there will be no open container restrictions in this district.

Also, make a dedicated section in the district where numerous cabs and Uber/Lyft drivers can idle while waiting on fares to take drunks home.

The businesses would vary from multiple lower-cost dive bars, to fast food joints for drunk partiers, to full-upscale clubs and high-end dining. Something for everyone of ANY budget to bar hop and have a good and SAFE time....

This will make conventions and sporting events think more than twice about passing over Atlanta for New Orleans, Miami, or Vegas.

I can wish.....right? :sigh:
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: O4W
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A casino near Centennial Park
A district that caters to midgets and trannies
Every large parking lot between 17th St and Garnett Station to have a mixed use development
Bring back Freaknik
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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A casino near Centennial Park
A district that caters to midgets and trannies
Every large parking lot between 17th St and Garnett Station to have a mixed use development
Bring back Freaknik
Whoa whoa whoa, you can't be serious. Mixed use around parking lots?!
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Whoa whoa whoa, you can't be serious. Mixed use around parking lots?!
No.....
I meant that every parking lot should be some type of high rise or mixed used development
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