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Old 04-20-2018, 07:44 PM
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"The Brookhaven Planning Commission voted April 4 to recommend approval of a the rezoning of slightly more than 15 acres on Bramblewood Drive and including two parcels on Buford Highway to make way for a 197-unit townhome development.

The developer for the proposed project is The Ardent Companies. The addresses of the proposed rezoning to multi-family residential are 3178 and 3186 Buford Highway and 29 single-family houses at 1933-2046 Bramblewood Drive, a cul-de-sac. Density for the proposed project is 12.73 units per acre....


Allison went on to say many townhome developments in the city, including some of his own, have displaced lower income residents living in aging apartment complexes.
“That’s not the case here,” he said. “We’ve assembled $340,000 ranch homes and are making the argument [our development] will be more affordable than what is there today.”

City staff is also requiring the developer construct a 10-foot multi-use path from the public sidewalk along Bramblewood Drive to the Cross Keys High School property boundary for future connectivity to the school — essentially creating a bike and pedestrian path from Buford Highway to the high school...."
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Allison went on to say many townhome developments in the city, including some of his own, have displaced lower income residents living in aging apartment complexes.
“That’s not the case here,” he said. “We’ve assembled $340,000 ranch homes and are making the argument [our development] will be more affordable than what is there today.”
LOL I haven't been fed a line of crap like that since I was a coed fending off some frat boy's drunken advances.
One more step towards transforming Maybarrio into Mayberry.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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The SFH neighborhood there is really out of place for that area:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8415.../data=!3m1!1e3

This is a good plan. And considering that this is converting SFH to multi-family, the homes should indeed be around the same price, maybe cheaper. There will now just be a lot more of them.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:22 PM
 
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LOL I haven't been fed a line of crap like that since I was a coed fending off some frat boy's drunken advances.
One more step towards transforming Maybarrio into Mayberry.
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The SFH neighborhood there is really out of place for that area:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8415.../data=!3m1!1e3

This is a good plan. And considering that this is converting SFH to multi-family, the homes should indeed be around the same price, maybe cheaper. There will now just be a lot more of them.

That's a cute, tree-filled street.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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That's a cute, tree-filled street.
It's pretty idiosyncratic for the neighborhood, like PT said. Curtis Drive on one side, N, Cliff Valley on the other, and both lined with poorly maintained, low-income apartments.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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I'm assuming the homeowners on Bramblewood got together with the developer and decided to sell their homes. If that's the case I am okay with it. That is often how redevelopment occurs.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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That's a cute, tree-filled street.
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It's pretty idiosyncratic for the neighborhood, like PT said. Curtis Drive on one side, N, Cliff Valley on the other, and both lined with poorly maintained, low-income apartments.
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I'm assuming the homeowners on Bramblewood got together with the developer and decided to sell their homes. If that's the case I am okay with it. That is often how redevelopment occurs.
Understood. I just hope we don’t start seeing these ranch-homed, tree-filled streets and areas as expendable.

The “brick ranch home forest neighborhood” is such an integral part of Intown and Inner Suburban Atlanta.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:49 AM
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Understood. I just hope we don’t start seeing these ranch-homed, tree-filled streets and areas as expendable.

The “brick ranch home forest neighborhood” is such an integral part of Intown and Inner Suburban Atlanta.
Yep. And you can be assured that all of those beautiful mature trees will be lost, they don't even attempt to save or build around them anymore. I live not far from here, and every single new townhouse development totally clear-cuts everything now.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Yep. And you can be assured that all of those beautiful mature trees will be lost, they don't even attempt to save or build around them anymore. I live not far from here, and every single new townhouse development totally clear-cuts everything now.
And that’s my fear/constant worry as well. As you can see, I was afraid to ask further about the development plans...
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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I really hate to see trees go, too. Hopefully the city will require an aggressive replacement program.
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