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Old 02-26-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Look at all that surface parking. Not very urban.

You guys just don't get it and need to read The High Cost Of Free Parking.
I brought that same concern up to the architect.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Look at all that surface parking. Not very urban.

You guys just don't get it and need to read The High Cost Of Free Parking.
In an area that is used to attracting the likes of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and fast food renovations, I see no problem with the amount of free parking. Actually West End street grid is similar to the layout of Athens and Savannah with plentiful wide main and backroads. The area is uniquely gifted with housing and have an unique urban feel that other Atlanta neighborhoods don't currently provide. When I go jogging and walking its amazing at the stretch of housing that I pass in West End, Westview, and Ashview Heights. Hopefully it can attract other retailers and people would be able to bypass the woeful West End Mall which should close and be renovated.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Update!Wow!

SOUTHERN AGED PLANNING 7,000-SF CREAMERY IN LEE + WHITE DEVELOPMENT
Nov 30,2016 09:29 am 0
The creamery is relocating from Elberton, GA.
Southern Aged (formerly Nature's Harmony) is moving forward with plans to relocate its Elberton, GA creamery to the forthcoming Lee + White Development.

The company, which crafts handmade cheeses, this week filed plans with City of Atlanta to buildout a 6,930-square-foot production facility at the soon-to-open project on the Westside.

"We wanted to find a property in an emerging area and love the proximity to the Beltline," Julie Schoen, co-owner at Southern Aged, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in an email Tuesday.
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That does sound like an awesome addition.

Very gentrerific though (i know that's not a word). Maybe they can do double EBT for their artisanal organic handcrafted cheeses?
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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People act like neighborhoods shouldn't evolve. West End used to be a very affluent area. Why can't this be the case again?
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Looks they will also be getting a cheese place.

Rural Georgia cheesemaker plans to move near Westside Trail - The Atlanta Loop

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Old 12-04-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Old new already in the previous post from Nov 30
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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Look at all that surface parking. Not very urban.

You guys just don't get it and need to read The High Cost Of Free Parking.
I know this is a post from months ago, but...

This is an existing building/lot being repurposed. So, what do you propose they do with the existing parking lot? Dig it up and leave grass or dirt? They could build more buildings there, but that could come in time. They can easily remove parking as time goes on and fill in with new buildings if new buildings are desired. But they can't really add more parking if it's needed if they've covered the whole place with buildings.

Until there is viable transit to this area, removing the parking would be an astronomically stupid idea for business. And no, a MARTA station being half a mile away is not enough to warrant removing all parking. Being on the Beltline Trail right now is not enough to warrant removing all parking. I live just a few miles from this project. It would make me less than 20 minutes to drive and park here. Taking a bus from my house to a rail station and then to West End, and then walking the rest of the way would take about an hour. Taking just the bus would take 1 hour and 40 minutes. Not an option.

Now, once we have a fully-functioning transit network, then we can talk about removing the parking.
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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Sorry, my bad.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:39 PM
 
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Now, once we have a fully-functioning transit network, then we can talk about removing the parking.
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As far as the “chicken or egg” question of whether transit should come first, or density and limited parking, to Keane (City of Atlanta's Planning Commissioner), the answer is clear:

“I hear this all the time. ‘Well, we don't want the density unless we get the transit.’ Well, I've got news for you. You really have to start with the density and less parking. If you don't, then you've lost your opportunity, because once you've built that infrastructure, it's so difficult to undo that.”

In other words, once people have parking, they don’t like for it to be taken away. And parking infrastructure … it has a way of becoming entrenched.
Atlanta Looks For Solutions To City’s Parking Lot Deserts | WABE

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