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Old 02-24-2016, 10:35 AM
 
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I wondered how long it would take before this was posted by the urban experts on C-D.

Since I actually LIVE in Brookhaven, I can give you the real story.

The vast majority of residents support MARTA in the neighborhood, and support walkable development around the station. The issue is the SCALE of the project. Dresden Drive is a two lane residential street. There has been a ton of development in recent years and traffic is at a standstill as it is mostly from thru traffic. Our sewage infrastructure is not equipped to handle the growth and volume. The watershed is already in serious trouble. Yet NONE of this has been addressed in any plans.

Residents just want answers and a plan and to scale the project down a bit.

There's nothing wrong AT ALL with stopping the clock to ensure these impacts are thought through carefully and the questions answered. That's all we're asking.

No need for the (uncreative and boring) labeling about this.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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All the more reason for these developers to set up on the Westside and Southside line. Why oppose TOD where rail exist?
There has to be demand for the development and banks willing to lend. TODs on the west and south lines would be harder to qualify for those requirements.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I wondered how long it would take before this was posted by the urban experts on C-D.

Since I actually LIVE in Brookhaven, I can give you the real story.

The vast majority of residents support MARTA in the neighborhood, and support walkable development around the station. The issue is the SCALE of the project. Dresden Drive is a two lane residential street. There has been a ton of development in recent years and traffic is at a standstill as it is mostly from thru traffic. Our sewage infrastructure is not equipped to handle the growth and volume. The watershed is already in serious trouble. Yet NONE of this has been addressed in any plans.

Residents just want answers and a plan and to scale the project down a bit.

There's nothing wrong AT ALL with stopping the clock to ensure these impacts are thought through carefully and the questions answered. That's all we're asking.

No need for the (uncreative and boring) labeling about this.
Seeing as sewage and water is handled by DeKalb County and they approved the zoning for those developments, that is where the residents should start.
Dresden is 2 lane, but Peachtree is 6 and the attraction of a TOD is that residents and visitors can easily use MARTA.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Seeing as sewage and water is handled by DeKalb County and they approved the zoning for those developments, that is where the residents should start.
Dresden is 2 lane, but Peachtree is 6 and the attraction of a TOD is that residents and visitors can easily use MARTA.
DeKalb can't approve the project because the rezoning hasn't been granted yet by the city. MARTA is applying for a rezoning for this development.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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DeKalb can't approve the project because the rezoning hasn't been granted yet by the city. MARTA is applying for a rezoning for this development.
No, DeKalb County approved the zoning for the other multifamily development along Dresden that you are referring to.
Dresden Drive cannot be widen, so I am not sure why the residents are raising concerns about that. Has there been sewer/water issues and is there evidence of it?
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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DeKalb can't approve the project because the rezoning hasn't been granted yet by the city. MARTA is applying for a rezoning for this development.
Does DeKalb "legacy" zoning apply or does it all start over with Brookhaven?
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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Does DeKalb "legacy" zoning apply or does it all start over with Brookhaven?
I would think the legacy zoning would remain in place, until the city council, planning dept., and zoning board could make changes, overlay districts, etc.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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No, DeKalb County approved the zoning for the other multifamily development along Dresden that you are referring to.
Dresden Drive cannot be widen, so I am not sure why the residents are raising concerns about that. Has there been sewer/water issues and is there evidence of it?
Yes, there have been infrastructure issues related to runoff, storm sewer overflow, etc.

The main issue related to this marta development is that building in Brookhaven is already "maxed out" in terms of the infrastructure, the load on retention ponds, etc. That latter statement came from an engineering consultant working for Brookhaven, stated in a public watershed meeting on Feb 3.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yes, there have been infrastructure issues related to runoff, storm sewer overflow, etc.

The main issue related to this marta development is that building in Brookhaven is already "maxed out" in terms of the infrastructure, the load on retention ponds, etc. That latter statement came from an engineering consultant working for Brookhaven, stated in a public watershed meeting on Feb 3.
Has Brookhaven put a moratorium on SFH development as well?
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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Does DeKalb "legacy" zoning apply or does it all start over with Brookhaven?
MARTA is applying for a REzoning of the current zoning. The current zoning does not apply to what MARTA is posing for this piece of property. The reason for the deferral is so that they (MARTA) can provide Brookhaven the answers the city needs to grant them a rezoning and proceed.
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