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Old 01-08-2016, 05:27 AM
 
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Just days after a large mixed-use project was proposed for Sandy Springs, a large mixed-use project is being proposed for Dunwoody. It seems like in the last two years a slew of large mixed-use projects have been proposed for the Central Perimeter. If even jut half of these projects announced are built, the Central Perimeter will certainly have a different vibe and feel 5-7 years from now.
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One of Atlanta’s most veteran real estate developers hopes to crown the north Perimeter with nearly 15 acres of high-rise office and residential towers that could be a model for “new urbanism.”
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/p...er-center.html
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:56 AM
 
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Just days after a large mixed-use project was proposed for Sandy Springs, a large mixed-use project is being proposed for Dunwoody. It seems like in the last two years a slew of large mixed-use projects have been proposed for the Central Perimeter. If even jut half of these projects announced are built, the Central Perimeter will certainly have a different vibe and feel 5-7 years from now.
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This project is much better than the proposed, speculative office tower being built across the Perimeter. This project is within walking distance of Dunwoody Station, but it will still add thousands of cars to the already strained Perimeter transportation network. My concern is that this property is currently accessible by only one road off Perimeter Center Pkwy, which does not create a human scale development as it will still be a super block and disconnected from the non-existent grid of PC.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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Nice!
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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This project is much better than the proposed, speculative office tower being built across the Perimeter. This project is within walking distance of Dunwoody Station, but it will still add thousands of cars to the already strained Perimeter transportation network. My concern is that this property is currently accessible by only one road off Perimeter Center Pkwy, which does not create a human scale development as it will still be a super block and disconnected from the non-existent grid of PC.
Once you get outside 285 most of the commercial developments are car centric. The employees that fill these buildings will drive from Gwinnett, Forsyth, and Cobb county every day. It's why rush hour traffic is such a mess.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Once you get outside 285 most of the commercial developments are car centric. The employees that fill these buildings will drive from Gwinnett, Forsyth, and Cobb county every day. It's why rush hour traffic is such a mess.
Yes that is correct, but PC is well served by 3 MARTA stations. State Farm is building their campus with direct MARTA access, so MARTA is becoming more of an economic development tool and encouraging development in areas served. It is one reason why Perimeter Center is the premier edge city and is killing Cumberland in this market.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Great more traffic. My ride already sucks in that area anyway
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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Great more traffic. My ride already sucks in that area anyway
More transit options will provide commuters more alternatives.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:48 AM
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You need to allow high density development in certain places. Perimeter Center is one of the 3 most logical places, along with downtown and midtown.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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You need to allow high density development in certain places. Perimeter Center is one of the 3 most logical places, along with downtown and midtown.
As long as that development has easy access to transit and is not a super block accessible only by car.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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We're actually going to need some regional transit if we want to make the transit oriented developments mean anything. Because if this were built right now, very few % of patrons would use MARTA to get there. Only ITP people, which are a small % of the metro population.
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