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Old 09-26-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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What a joke. Ivy Walk and Vinings are not walking distance. Yes one can walk to them, but that's not what walking distance means in terms of walkable amenities. But I don't think that it matters to someone who just joined city data to provide full throttle nimbyism.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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The commercialization at the location in general is my primary objection not the type of commercial per se. The developer is requesting to change the current zoning of this property to RM-12 which would allow for everything that you typically see in a standard strip mall (nail salon, dry cleaner, mattress shop, hair salon,fast food concept and whatever else fits that zoning). Any lessee of said retail space can come and go (natural grocer today, discount chain tommorrow). If the zoning is changed the community has very little say regarding the type of business that will pop up, that will be handled by the leasing agent. Frankly this community does not need any more commercial development there are thousands of empty sq. feet of retail space in this district... just take a drive down Atlanta Rd or the EW Connector.

I can understand some not wanting commercial near their residence, but the reality is land values near the 75/285 junction are skyrocketing ... way beyond the point where old, small houses on 1/2 acre lots make financial sense.

That means either big commercial development or at the very least, tearing down the old ranch styles and building higher-density town homes. Either way, life as those houses know it ... is likely over.

Rode by there today and saw all the "APPROVE Z87" signs in the yards of the older ranch houses on Paces Ferry near the church. My guess is they are ready to ring the register on selling for a nice price to the developer, but again ... that's just a guess.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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Take a map and look at the neighborhoods surrounding this proposed development. There are 2 big ones directly across the street from the site. There are hundreds of homes that will be impacted. Sidebar - there are already walkable amenities in this area, if you live here take a walk to ivy walk, or downtown vinings both are within a mile and offer great restaurants and shops.
There are 5 homes on Estates Lane that will truly be negatively affected if the plans go through as is. The rest is overblown nimbyism. Looking forward to the nature grocer and other amenities so close.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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I can understand some not wanting commercial near their residence, but the reality is land values near the 75/285 junction are skyrocketing ... way beyond the point where old, small houses on 1/2 acre lots make financial sense.

That means either big commercial development or at the very least, tearing down the old ranch styles and building higher-density town homes. Either way, life as those houses know it ... is likely over.

Rode by there today and saw all the "APPROVE Z87" signs in the yards of the older ranch houses on Paces Ferry near the church. My guess is they are ready to ring the register on selling for a nice price to the developer, but again ... that's just a guess.
Clearly the owners of those ranch houses want to sell they are sitting with zoning notices in their front yards and they are a part of this "land deal". This community doesn't need more commercial development.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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Many of my neighbors are looking forward to the amenties close by.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5X...80bU1iQUk/view

http://www.medlockpark.org/2015/07/p...ssing.html?m=1


This document is a summary of stipulations Fuqua agreed to with another neighborhood (MANA in Decatur), residents should focus on these sort of requirements to help Fuqua make this development the best it can be for our neighborhood

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Old 10-07-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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The new grocery store is supposed to be a Whole Foods fyi. Not sure why anyone would fight being able to walk essentially to Whole Foods.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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I had heard it wasn't a Whole Foods, but anyway, there are 4-5 home owners who live next to the church that don't want anything built on that property, others sympathize.

I'm of a mind to negotiate with the developer to get a great amenity for our area and minimize intrusion into our neighborhood
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Even if it's a Trader Joe's or a Fresh Market that would still be a huge upgrade for the neighborhood in general. And agreed on the stipulations that previous neighborhoods have put on Fuqua.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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The new grocery store is supposed to be a Whole Foods fyi. Not sure why anyone would fight being able to walk essentially to Whole Foods.
Whole Foods was the rumor but no one has offered any facts. If it were Whole Foods it would be awfully small

Based on WF own website - a typical WF is 20,000-50,000. This space is just 20,400 which is just barely in their specs.
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