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View Poll Results: How should Atlanta's Zoning Codes be updated?
Mostly unrestricted zoning 1 3.23%
Open up zoning along main corridors and disused industrial sites, and allow ADUs/multi-family in some residential areas 21 67.74%
Open up zoning along main corridors and disused industrial sites, but keep residential areas as they are now 5 16.13%
Keep most zoning the way it is now 0 0%
Much more strict zoning 4 12.90%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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NPUs are a gift to NIMBYs everywhere.
I've seen NPU's override unreasonable NIMBY's any number of times. They have to take a broader view than local neighbors and look to the long term health of the area.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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NPUs are a gift to NIMBYs everywhere.
Sometimes NIMBYs are a positive.
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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NPUs are also just a recommendation to the ZRB. The ZRB has overruled NPUs, eg: Krobar, Lindbergh Kroger (both Fuqua developments.)
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:46 AM
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Sometimes NIMBYs are a positive.
Key word is "sometimes."
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:47 AM
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NPUs are also just a recommendation to the ZRB. The ZRB has overruled NPUs, eg: Krobar, Lindbergh Kroger (both Fuqua developments.)
In other words, rich, connected developers can get around the rules. Normal people have a lot more trouble. It adds a lot of expense and time that you need deep pockets to deal with.
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