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Old 02-03-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This will not stay a surface parking lot for long. It appears the issue was between the developer and the Brookhaven development Auth. in asking for too much. MARTA will not let this huge property sit vacant.
Bingo!
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yes, it is. They still want this to be a Town Center, they just had issues with the design and the subsidies the developer was seeking. The concept of a Town Green and a Food Hall was extremely well received, the design of the overall development - especially the apartments - not so much.



Don't bet on anything not happening here, this is some of the most prime real estate on the NE side of town. The development wave rolling north from Buckhead shows no signs of slowing down either.

The uppity NIMBY meme is a bit overplayed here. Some are a little freaked out at all of the density happening, but they need to be reminded where they actually live occasionally.
So they want a town center, square green, and food hall, but without the density and/or development to support and/or pay for it?
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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So they want a town center, square green, and food hall, but without the density and/or development to support and/or pay for it?
Brookhaven has been heavily densified in the last few decades. Many thousands of apartments, condos, townhomes and SFH in tightly configured areas. They've also experienced very heavy commercial development.

So you can't blame them for tapping the brakes a little. I'm sure that for a lot of locals it feels like a tsunami.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Brookhaven has been heavily densified in the last few decades. Many thousands of apartments, condos, townhomes and SFH in tightly configured areas. They've also experienced very heavy commercial development.

So you can't blame them for tapping the brakes a little. I'm sure that for a lot of locals it feels like a tsunami.
This is not some SFH tear downs for apartments. This is a half-empty, transit station parking lot, directly tied to the station and on Peachtree Rd.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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This is not some SFH tear downs for apartments. This is a half-empty, transit station parking lot, directly tied to the station and on Peachtree Rd.
The whole area has been slammed by wave after wave of development, cq. Why not let these folks take a breather? It's not like the parking lot is going to get up and walk away.
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So they want a town center, square green, and food hall, but without the density and/or development to support and/or pay for it?
I never said that, nor did the community.

It wasn't a good deal. And as arjay said, there is nothing wrong with tapping the breaks a bit. The infill is overwhelming a lot of people over here.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I never said that, nor did the community.

It wasn't a good deal. And as arjay said, there is nothing wrong with tapping the breaks a bit. The infill is overwhelming a lot of people over here.
They live in a red-hot housing market, how are they surprised?
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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If MARTA can let the phase II of Lindbergh sit dormant for 20 years they will definitely not worry about a bunch of uppity NIMBYs.
MARTA can't afford to let it sit. All of these TOD projects are injecting much needed capital to keep them afloat. What happens when the projects run out though? MARTA has only so much land. I assume they are doing long term leases.

I live in Ashford Park and am thrilled this did not get passed. Office buildings and more apartments... yea, no thanks.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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MARTA can't afford to let it sit. All of these TOD projects are injecting much needed capital to keep them afloat. What happens when the projects run out though? MARTA has only so much land. I assume they are doing long term leases.

I live in Ashford Park and am thrilled this did not get passed. Office buildings and more apartments... yea, no thanks.
So you prefer an surface parking lot that does not generate any tax revenue for Brookhaven?
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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So you prefer an surface parking lot that does not generate any tax revenue for Brookhaven?
There will be plenty of opportunities for additional density and TOD in Brookhaven. Their problem is limiting and guiding development in positive ways, not bringing it in.

Why not let the community take a breather and work on getting things right from the beginning?
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