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Old 02-14-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Exactly. This time let Brookhaven set the pace. It IS their town.
It is MARTA's property; if you proposed this same idea for an individual, private land owner people would be up in arms.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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It is MARTA's property; if you proposed this same idea for an individual, private land owner people would be up in arms.
Don't the folks in your neck of the woods feel like they have some input on development proposals?
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Don't the folks in your neck of the woods feel like they have some input on development proposals?
Brookhaven residents and leaders had plenty of meetings for feedback. MARTA and the developer changed the design, reducing the density. But these project still has to be profitable.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Well maybe if MARTA had worked WITH Brookhaven instead of dictating to Brookhaven, things would be different.
Oh please. MARTA absolutly worked with Brookhaven. They got feedback made changes, ajusted designs, etc. and STILL were stalled and stalled and stalled.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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A lot of folks moved to Brookhaven for reasons other than having high density TOD rammed down their throats. It's not a top priority for everyone.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A lot of folks moved to Brookhaven for reasons other than having high density TOD rammed down their throats. It's not a top priority for everyone.
Did they just assume that the surface lots would stay empty forever? Build a Whole Foods or Sprouts and watch those white people lose their minds over the TOD.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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A lot of folks moved to Brookhaven for reasons other than having high density TOD rammed down their throats. It's not a top priority for everyone.
Unless they moved there prior to 1984 (when the Brookhaven station opened), that excuse is garbage. Actually, now that I think about it, even those guys don't get a pass given that a MARTA station was planned for that site in 1971.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Did they just assume that the surface lots would stay empty forever?.
The Brookhaven station was always supposed to be a"neighbourhood" station per MARTA from way back when it was built.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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The Brookhaven station was always supposed to be a"neighbourhood" station per MARTA from way back when it was built.
Even so, the massive parking lot was never intended to be there forever, especially once the line was extended to Chamblee in 1987 and most of the "end-of-line" commuters followed suit.

Here's a pretty good document from 1976 on what they expected the area's future development to be.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Did they just assume that the surface lots would stay empty forever? Build a Whole Foods or Sprouts and watch those white people lose their minds over the TOD.
Why are you trying to make this about race, cq? It sounds to me like you don't much about Brookhaven.

As of 2010 Brookhaven was 61.52% White, 17.56% African American, 0.41% Native American, 4.88% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.64% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.41% of the population. I suspect it is even more diverse now.

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