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Old 04-03-2018, 08:12 PM
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Pet Crematory owner blasts ‘greedy’ annexation proposal | Decaturish - Locally sourced news

"Decatur city commissioners took no official action at their March 19 meeting on a rezoning request for 11 properties the city is considering annexing.
If the rezoning is approved by the City Commission – it was recently rejected by the city’s Planning Commission – the parcels will become another mixed use development, one with a grocery store and reportedly more than 200 apartments. The grocery store is rumored to be a Publix. The developer is Alliance Realty Services...."



Seems not everyone likes mixed use. Decatur is looking at annexing some properties near East Ponce de Leon. Owners are banding together to sell to a developer who wants to put in a Publix and mixed use property. DeKalb County and some neighbors want it kept zoned industrial.

Sounds kind of like the gentrification arguments. DeKalb County and some of the owners don't want redevelopment to put pressure on to rezone additional industrial property. Two commissioners spoke against rezoning at the Decatur Planning Commission.

Personally, I have long thought that much of that area could be better used than the current industrial uses.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Pet Crematory owner blasts ‘greedy’ annexation proposal | Decaturish - Locally sourced news

"Decatur city commissioners took no official action at their March 19 meeting on a rezoning request for 11 properties the city is considering annexing.
If the rezoning is approved by the City Commission – it was recently rejected by the city’s Planning Commission – the parcels will become another mixed use development, one with a grocery store and reportedly more than 200 apartments. The grocery store is rumored to be a Publix. The developer is Alliance Realty Services...."



Seems not everyone likes mixed use. Decatur is looking at annexing some properties near East Ponce de Leon. Owners are banding together to sell to a developer who wants to put in a Publix and mixed use property. DeKalb County and some neighbors want it kept zoned industrial.

Sounds kind of like the gentrification arguments. DeKalb County and some of the owners don't want redevelopment to put pressure on to rezone additional industrial property. Two commissioners spoke against rezoning at the Decatur Planning Commission.

Personally, I have long thought that much of that area could be better used than the current industrial uses.
That area should've been annexed by CoD a long time ago...
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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I think this particular person (owner of pet crematory) is afraid that once the area becomes more residential you'll have more people complain about other industrial businesses nearby like hers. Not sure how crematories work, do they release lots of exhaust into the atmosphere?
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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A development like that just makes too much sense in this location (if built properly), especially being right by Avondale Station and on the future Clifton Corridor light rail.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Leaving that corner for Industrial and low density use is not smart use of highly valuable parcels near a transit station. Adding a mixed use development at this corner will be very walkable to the hundreds of residents who live within 1/2 mile of the site and allow transit users the ability to grab items from Publix before going home, thus reducing car trips.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Leaving that corner for Industrial and low density use is not smart use of highly valuable parcels near a transit station. Adding a mixed use development at this corner will be very walkable to the hundreds of residents who live within 1/2 mile of the site and allow transit users the ability to grab items from Publix before going home, thus reducing car trips.
I agree. Plus that neighborhood has a serious need for an accessible supermarket.
I see nothing 'greedy' about it; this proposal seems to have popular support.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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I was just in Decatur yesterday and saw some pretty interesting stuff going down Church Street. They took down the Infiniti Dealership and are building a Whole Foods Market as well as several live work communities up till the shopping plaza right before U.S. 78.

Will be nice when it is all done.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:32 AM
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I was just in Decatur yesterday and saw some pretty interesting stuff going down Church Street. They took down the Infiniti Dealership and are building a Whole Foods Market as well as several live work communities up till the shopping plaza right before U.S. 78.

Will be nice when it is all done.
Yeah, the changes in that neighborhood are pretty dramatic. But that isn't a regular Whole Foods, it's one of their new '365 by Whole Foods.' They're much more affordable, and a different concept for them.

https://www.365bywholefoods.com/
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Yeah, the changes in that neighborhood are pretty dramatic. But that isn't a regular Whole Foods, it's one of their new '365 by Whole Foods.' They're much more affordable, and a different concept for them.

https://www.365bywholefoods.com/
It's also in unincorporated DeKalb, not CoD...JFTR.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It's also in unincorporated DeKalb, not CoD...JFTR.
For now
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