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Old 10-13-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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While I respect that, that's also the reason downtown is loaded with parking garages rather than pedestrians. Look at Peachtree Center - there are literally blocks along that road only serving parking garages to serve people who live well outside the neighborhood...and now there is no street life at all. The church is MARTA accessible, streetcar accessible, and bike accessible. There is street parking up and down that corridor as well. I think even people who are coming from outside of the neighborhood having plenty of parking options without a 1-acre garage.

Don't get me wrong, overall, I like their plan. I'm glad they are doing something to bring more residents and businesses to the area. I just really hate that as Atlanta densifies, we continue to rely on large parking decks, even in areas that are extremely accessible, such as this one. The more parking options, the more cars, the more moaning we're going to hear about traffic.
I agree, there is way too much parking already. Unfortunately, the "we don't have enough parking spots" meme is yet another "perception" that needs to be broken.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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I agree, there is way too much parking already. Unfortunately, the "we don't have enough parking spots" meme is yet another "perception" that needs to be broken.
Is it possible to limit parking within a certain distance of the streetcar since it is served by transit? Let folks use one of the existing decks and take the streetcar to church.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Is it possible to limit parking within a certain distance of the streetcar since it is served by transit? Let folks use one of the existing decks and take the streetcar to church.
Probably not without significant revisions to zoning codes. It would be easier to drop minimum parking requirements.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Auburn Ave is seeing more investment, this time in the form of a grant to preserve 5 structures on the same block as MLK birth home.
Grant to preserve five houses on same block as Martin Luther King Jr.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Auburn Ave is seeing more investment, this time in the form of a grant to preserve 5 structures on the same block as MLK birth home.
Grant to preserve five houses on same block as Martin Luther King Jr.
Dumb question man....Ive noticed some apartment or living areas on either Auburn or Edgewood cant remember. Did those come before or after the Street car?
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Dumb question man....Ive noticed some apartment or living areas on either Auburn or Edgewood cant remember. Did those come before or after the Street car?
Are you referring to City Walk, https://goo.gl/maps/6gLF45Mw3ct? Those were built before the streetcar line was announced.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Despite the litany of woe besetting the Atlanta Streetcar, it'd be hard to argue the big blue people-movers haven't brought spurts of economic development unseen in the Sweet Auburn area for decades.
'Freedom Corner' the Next Auburn Avenue Property Aiming for Vibrancy - Curbed Atlanta
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Still looking for our missing Peachtree Streetcar - SaportaReport
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So why Peachtree?
A study done for Central Atlanta Progress, the Midtown Alliance and Buckhead Community Improvement District showed that nearly 60 percent of all the city’s jobs are based along the Peachtree corridor – from downtown to Buckhead.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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I thought the Peachtree Streetcar between Midtown and Downtown was still on the TSPLOST list. While I think it is not the most important line, I do think it needs to get built at some point.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I thought the Peachtree Streetcar between Midtown and Downtown was still on the TSPLOST list. While I think it is not the most important line, I do think it needs to get built at some point.
Nope, it could be part of the MARTA Sales Tax.
Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending for November TSPLOST Referendum | Georgia
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