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Old 03-16-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Traffic problems on Dresden Dr are caused by over-reliance ON CARS on that one road to get in and out of most of Brookhaven. Need to connect up Osborne Rd, Ashford Rd. Make a grid system to relieve pressure. Don't make Dresden another Piedmont Rd.
fixed that for you.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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fixed that for you.
Okay, but when you live in a house that's deep within a sprawling winding suburb area that was designed around the automobile, you do need to be able to get to and from there in a car in a reasonable fashion.

Brookhaven Village and right around the station is another matter, that area should be as pedestrian and dense/urban oriented as possible. Which is exactly why it would be a huge long-run planning mistake to widen Dresden, which is what it sounds like they want to do.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Okay, but when you live in a house that's deep within a sprawling winding suburb area that was designed around the automobile, you do need to be able to get to and from there in a car in a reasonable fashion.

Brookhaven Village and right around the station is another matter, that area should be as pedestrian and dense/urban oriented as possible. Which is exactly why it would be a huge long-run planning mistake to widen Dresden, which is what it sounds like they want to do.
Which is why ITP needs to stop developing around car-only and be more inclusive.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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Okay, but when you live in a house that's deep within a sprawling winding suburb area that was designed around the automobile, you do need to be able to get to and from there in a car in a reasonable fashion.
They will always be able to get to their home by car. But nothing, especially stopping this development, will get rid of traffic. If you choose a car based life in Atlanta you will have to deal with traffic and no amount of preventing others from living a car-free life will stop that.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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Well, I don't know where the Brookhaven TOD stands but this says it is part of the transit equity thing.

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“We require 20 percent affordable housing on average, but it varies by project. At Avondale [Station], we have seven acres and are planning a development with Columbia Ventures for 500 residents and 40,000 square feet of retail,” he added. “The Candler Park redevelopment would include 26,000 square feet of retail and a half-acre park, and a performing arts space housed by Moving In the Spirit.

In Brookhaven, the proposed 14-acre development would include 530 apartments, 70,000 square feet of retail, 120,000 square feet of office, 40,000 square feet of civic space, a 150-room hotel, 126 affordable senior units and 100 condos.

More...Equity and transit - Latest Trends
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:45 PM
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Curious what they define as "affordable" and how that escalates, as well as how they enforce it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:54 PM
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Traffic problems on Dresden Dr are caused by over-reliance on that one road to get in and out of most of Brookhaven. Need to connect up Osborne Rd, Ashford Rd. Make a grid system to relieve pressure. Don't make Dresden another Piedmont Rd.
Well a lot of that is due to MARTA. It bisects the community. The other ways through tend to go through SF neighborhoods. And some of those have a fair amount of new, high end construction. I think Redding is the only road connecting to Peachtree between Clairmont and Dresden. Dresden is their commercial, mixed use street.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Well a lot of that is due to MARTA. It bisects the community. The other ways through tend to go through SF neighborhoods. And some of those have a fair amount of new, high end construction. I think Redding is the only road connecting to Peachtree between Clairmont and Dresden. Dresden is their commercial, mixed use street.
Is that MARTA's fault, or the, y'know, the double-tracked Norfolk Southern mainline that MARTA followed?
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Two projects planned for Brookhaven’s Dresden Drive



Edit: Good image from "AtlantaMustang" on SkyScraperPage of how nicely the street will fill in with these projects and the MARTA TOD:


Last edited by jsvh; 04-19-2016 at 02:14 PM..
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Well is that where the library is?

Somebody told me Brookhaven was thinking about moving it up to Peachtree.
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