U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-10-2019, 05:15 PM
 
531 posts, read 186,250 times
Reputation: 724

Advertisements

Whatever happened to the giant ants at the airport? Why are there so many parking lots downtown? How will climate change affect the city? Did Baton Bob retire?

You know those random puzzles that pop into your head while you’re stuck in traffic on the Connector? We’re here to answer them for you. Tell us what burning questions you’ve always wondered about the metro area, serious or trivial. We won’t rest until we find the answers.

Submit your question(s) below by August 16. We’ll answer some of them in a future issue of the magazine..."

FULL DETAILS: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news...out-your-city/

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-10-2019, 07:57 PM
 
5,191 posts, read 3,362,000 times
Reputation: 3451
I miss the ants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2019, 07:58 PM
 
3,901 posts, read 1,518,551 times
Reputation: 7632
and Uncles
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2019, 03:01 PM
 
29,516 posts, read 26,528,575 times
Reputation: 10346
Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnHarris1 View Post
Why are there so many parking lots downtown?
I think it's because the property tax structure is set up to charge more for a lot with a building (even if it's empty) than for a vacant lot.

So it's cheaper just to tear the place down, plus you can park more cars there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2019, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Chamblee, GA
317 posts, read 203,027 times
Reputation: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
I think it's because the property tax structure is set up to charge more for a lot with a building (even if it's empty) than for a vacant lot.

So it's cheaper just to tear the place down, plus you can park more cars there.
Actually, IIRC, its less than and more that Georgia has a law that requires so many parking spots for square footage of a building.

Something weird like that at least.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 08:01 AM
 
1,835 posts, read 1,877,147 times
Reputation: 1672
Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnHarris1 View Post
Whatever happened to the giant ants at the airport? Why are there so many parking lots downtown? How will climate change affect the city? Did Baton Bob retire?

You know those random puzzles that pop into your head while you’re stuck in traffic on the Connector? We’re here to answer them for you. Tell us what burning questions you’ve always wondered about the metro area, serious or trivial. We won’t rest until we find the answers.

Submit your question(s) below by August 16. We’ll answer some of them in a future issue of the magazine..."

FULL DETAILS: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news...out-your-city/

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine
Hey, Baton Bob didn't retire, he just moved to Tucker and it's harder to spot him. He is still available for public appearances.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 09:03 AM
 
29,516 posts, read 26,528,575 times
Reputation: 10346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormhammer View Post
Actually, IIRC, its less than and more that Georgia has a law that requires so many parking spots for square footage of a building.

Something weird like that at least.
Yes, city zoning codes generally do have parking minimums and that's a major factor.

However, I was thinking more specifically about the surface parking lots in south downtown. Several of those exist because it was cheaper to demolish the old buildings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
10,039 posts, read 9,412,156 times
Reputation: 5657
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Yes, city zoning codes generally do have parking minimums and that's a major factor.

However, I was thinking more specifically about the surface parking lots in south downtown. Several of those exist because it was cheaper to demolish the old buildings.
Many of the pay-to-park lots are owned, not just operated, by parking lot operators. They make a tidty profit operating the lot and then, one day when they can get the price they want, they sell the lots to developers and make a fortune. Good business model. Used to be friends with one of those guys, and he was rolling in the dough.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 04:21 PM
 
29,516 posts, read 26,528,575 times
Reputation: 10346
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnsleyPark View Post
Many of the pay-to-park lots are owned, not just operated, by parking lot operators. They make a tidty profit operating the lot and then, one day when they can get the price they want, they sell the lots to developers and make a fortune. Good business model. Used to be friends with one of those guys, and he was rolling in the dough.
Definitely a huge and profitable business! Some of those properties have been family owned for a long time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 09:30 PM
 
5,191 posts, read 3,362,000 times
Reputation: 3451
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnsleyPark View Post
Many of the pay-to-park lots are owned, not just operated, by parking lot operators. They make a tidty profit operating the lot and then, one day when they can get the price they want, they sell the lots to developers and make a fortune. Good business model. Used to be friends with one of those guys, and he was rolling in the dough.
Kind of why self storage is saturating the area. The business costs almost nothing to run, yet rakes in tens or hundreds of thousands a month in income. I can think of an area just north of me where there are no fewer than eight within five minutes of each other, with a new one being built. Some of them are the same company just a few blocks apart.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top