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Old 04-22-2018, 01:00 PM
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I hear you, JM.

But don't forget how resilient our planet is. Look at how they built Ansley Park, for example, which was typical of construction in that era. Then think about what it's been like for the last 50 years or so. It takes a little time but forests do come back.

I've seen early postcards from Druid Hills that show everything cleared around the houses.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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You may not like the way it looks personally. But that does not mean we should pass zoning laws to force your preferences on others, especially when it would result in reduced affordable housing options.

I think they look just fine.
While you desire to ram this down the throats of existing SFH neighborhoods, while there are unreal amounts of former close-in brownfields that could accommodate this - correct?

And this is also yet another development that totally clear-cut every single tree...
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:02 PM
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You may not like the way it looks personally. But that does not mean we should pass zoning laws to force your preferences on others, especially when it would result in reduced affordable housing options.

I think they look just fine.
I also think they look fine and that Atlanta needs more of this type of stuff. Not everyone can afford what they want in a single family home. Not everyone wants a SFH with the maintenance.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:04 PM
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Yeah...we went and visited there a few weeks ago. While the homes themselves are beautiful, it felt really crammed in. Hope no one there ever has a party with guests from other areas, as their guest parking is practically nil.
Guest parking is a separate issue. That can be a pain in some apartments or some in-town SFH neighborhoods.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:27 PM
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Guest parking is a separate issue. That can be a pain in some apartments or some in-town SFH neighborhoods.
Trust me, I know...our neighborhood has tons of guest parking, although listening to other residents, you'd think there is almost none. We have one guest spot for about every three homes. And at times, all of them are full. There was a time before the HOA enforced parking rules where you couldn't even get through the neighborhood because of so many cars in the spaces and on the grass. Our neighborhood hit some sort of trifecta in young home ownership, wanting all of their friends to come over every day.

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You may not like the way it looks personally. But that does not mean we should pass zoning laws to force your preferences on others, especially when it would result in reduced affordable housing options.

I think they look just fine.
WTF? He didn't say anything about banning them. He just doesn't like their appearance!

I do assume you are upset over the possibility of all those huge trees being cut down.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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I've seen early postcards from Druid Hills that show everything cleared around the houses.
It wasn't a matter of 'clearing' in a lot of cases; a lot of the old streetcar suburbs were developed on already cleared farmland.

Druid Hills = Durand Farm
Ansley Park = Collier Farm
Inman Park = Hurt Farm

It wasn't like Atlanta was surrounded by virgin forest.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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While you desire to ram this down the throats of existing SFH neighborhoods, while there are unreal amounts of former close-in brownfields that could accommodate this - correct?

And this is also yet another development that totally clear-cut every single tree...


Exactly this.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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I've seen early postcards from Druid Hills that show everything cleared around the houses.
A considerable amount of the tree cover in Brookhaven was removed when DeKalb was undergoing massive development back in the 1950s and 60s.

Here's what the area looked like by 1972.


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Old 04-22-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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It wasn't a matter of 'clearing' in a lot of cases; a lot of the old streetcar suburbs were developed on already cleared farmland.

Druid Hills = Durand Farm
Ansley Park = Collier Farm
Inman Park = Hurt Farm

It wasn't like Atlanta was surrounded by virgin forest.
Yes, ma'am, you are so correct.

This was the case with some of the inner and mid-distance suburbs as well.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I think localities should ban 1 car garage homes for their self interest. To me, they trap desperate first time homebuyers, and the locality gets stuck with a non appreciating asset that doesn’t pay as much taxes.

It also seems kind of sexist and harkens back to a time of 1 income households. Just my theory though.
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