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Old 12-09-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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With this crowd, not many people are going to like what I want to see so I'll just keep them to myself. I'll only hint that the first thing would be a 'clensing' of the City Govt.
Au contraire...I think you'll get plenty of support here on that score.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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1. More attractions and at a reasonable price.
a. Some of them should be free or allow optional donations, or more free days than just first Thursday, etc. There were a multitude of free/cheap things to do in NYC and DC
2. A better skyline. Coming into Manhattan or San Fransisco is beautiful at night. ATL is ok.
3. More work/live/play areas like Atlantic Station or the little area in Suwanee. Maybe we could get a few cars off the road this way.
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2) I'd like to see a man-made "river", similar to Riverwalk in San Antonio, lined with restaurants and attractions
That would be great! In a suburb of Houston (The Woodlands) there's something similar but on a much smaller scale.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:18 AM
 
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3. More work/live/play areas like Atlantic Station or the little area in Suwanee. Maybe we could get a few cars off the road this way.

Do you think people move to Suwanee to live in high density housing? I don't think so... I think many people move there to get away from it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Sidewalks. More low-cost activities for families. More parks.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Sidewalks. More low-cost activities for families. More parks.
Amen to that...one thing that I appreciated during the Vernon Jones era in DeKalb is that a lot of sidewalks got installed in the county. I lived off Fairoaks Rd in Oak Grove at that time, and when they put in the sidewalk on that street, the difference in the community was palpable...people were always on it, running, walking and stopping to converse with each other. It gave me a newfound respect for sidewalks.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Sidewalks are amazing. I knew I would miss them, but never thought it would be this much. You actually get to see your neighbors, as opposed to waving at them when they drive by, or seeing them when they take out their trash.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:42 AM
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5) A "fresh seafood" restaurant next to the Georgia Aquarium, just to freak out the tourists.
That already exists.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Water.
How did you do that? There is WATER falling from the sky today!
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Do you think people move to Suwanee to live in high density housing? I don't think so... I think many people move there to get away from it.
Just in case people don't know...look at what has happened to the little exurb of Suwanee in recent years.

Suwanee City Center

Suwanee, GA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xmplary/2606510466/ - broken link)


Suwanee, GA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xmplary/2606510942/in/photostream/ - broken link)


suwanee.com | What's New - Photo Album



Construction of new City Hall

http://www.suwanee.com/economicdevelopment.towncenter.php




Suwanee Greenway

Suwanee Greenway 003 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlantasmittie84/2870589569/ - broken link)


Coming up on McGinniss Ferry Road on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlantasmittie84/2870593795/in/set-72157607379076842/ - broken link)


Bridge connecting Suwanee Greenway and George Pierce Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlantasmittie84/2871452018/ - broken link)



Terraces at Suwanee Gateway, retail area at I-85 exit

http://www.suwanee.com/images/opus%2...0rendering.jpg
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Wow, Suwanee looks lovely -- too bad it's so danged far out there.

I completely agree with sidewalks, and also with extending Marta. I'm up in Cobb County and I can't believe they didn't want it coming up here, claiming it would bring crime. Bullhockey. I'm from up in the DC area, and when the Metro was being built, it became a huge selling point to be close to a station. It extends pretty far up into the suburbs.

Anything to get people out walking and get some of these cars off the road!
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