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Old 12-28-2015, 12:39 AM
 
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How are you going to keep the addicts & bums out of it? If not, why would you spend lots of money to beautify a resting place for them?
There are about 3 parks within 1-2 miles of this site, one - Vine City Park, is right down the street and none of them deal with addicts and bums.

Odd but in all the parks on the Westside, I have never dealt with any problems with bums or addicts, that is a pretty stereotypical view of Vine City. Most of the people who live there are nice, working, decent, non-bummy people who would like a nice park of this caliber.

Bums are more likely to be seen in downtown Atlanta due to the homeless shelter (Peachtree on Pine) and tourist to bum after (pun intended). I lived on the westside for 7 years and didn't deal with any bums or addicts at any of the parks and I went to parks nearly every day for about 5 years taking my kids to one after school.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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What about Washington Park, it's less than a mile away, with trails, baseball, playground, and swim center for Vine City community.
This project will also relieve the flooding that plagues the area because of runoff from GWCC.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Atlanta is preparing to buy six tracts of land that will form the western border of the future park. This is the park that neighbors worked so diligently to ensure would honor the history of civil rights leaders – including Cook, who established a progressive record in the Georgia Legislature as a member of the elected body that preceded the Atlanta City Council, the Board of Aldermen.
The Atlanta City Council is beginning the process of authorizing Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration to acquire six parcels of land on Elm Street. Elm Street runs parallel to Northside Drive. The council is slated to adopt the paperwork in April.
The city is about to tread land once owned by get-rich-quick dreamers. Consider the history of just two of the six tracts. Both are now owned by William Murphy, of Atlanta, according to Fulton County tax records.
Atlanta
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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Oh neat tearing down and gentrification. Love it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Oh neat tearing down and gentrification. Love it.
Tearing what down? This area flooded, so Cook Park will be a solution to the flooding issues.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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Oh neat tearing down and gentrification. Love it.
Might not be a lot of tearing down. I think these are vacant lots.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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Might not be a lot of tearing down. I think these are vacant lots.
Looked on street view and the area they mentioned has abandoned buildings.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: East Atlanta
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Looked on street view and the area they mentioned has abandoned buildings.
So what would be the problem with tearing them down? In that neighborhood, abandoned buildings are a scourge. If they're dilapidated and nobody but drug dealers uses them, the land is better used as part of a positive solution for the rest of the people who live there.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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Most of the area in question is owned by investors, isn't it?
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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So what would be the problem with tearing them down? In that neighborhood, abandoned buildings are a scourge. If they're dilapidated and nobody but drug dealers uses them, the land is better used as part of a positive solution for the rest of the people who live there.
I'm for tearing them down. Just an eye sore.
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