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Old 07-07-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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Here is a bit of news that all interested in the Toco Hill/Executive Park/Briarcliff area should find interesting.

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Sembler to unveil smaller Town Briarcliff plan | ajc.com (http://tinyurl.com/65ekf6 - broken link)
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Well there's a shocker.....
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Well there's a shocker.....
Not a shocker. When the school board wouldn't sell the schools--they said they would revise the plan and so they have. The Commissioners say that they want a 'European' style 'town' in the area and so 'WE' will have one--having lived here 'too long' that is one thing I have learned.

July 15--Citizens of DeKalb ---Cast you vote wisely.

Don Broussard. Good Guy---that is all I will say.

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Old 07-07-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The 'downscaling' of the Sembler project is not to say that the neighborhood is not in for BIG changes in the near future.
- Executive Park is in for major (and denser) re-development, including a retail center adjacent to Loehmann's Plaza.
- The 'loop' that will encircle the area, as well as the redesigned off-ramp on I-85, is still in the planning stages.
- Plans are underway to redevelop the North Druid Hills corridor between Briarcliff and LaVista. The proposal includes five story structures that would replace existing SFHs.

Get ready...
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:22 AM
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- Executive Park is in for major (and denser) re-development, including a retail center adjacent to Loehmann's Plaza.


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I have mixed feelings about the Sembler plan, but Executive Park, in my opinion, should be replaced. Single story office parks are a poor use of space.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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I have mixed feelings about the Sembler plan, but Executive Park, in my opinion, should be replaced. Single story office parks are a poor use of space.
Yes, and that is exactly what is occurring there.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
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Yes, and that is exactly what is occurring there.
I drove through there on Saturday and saw no signs of construction. When are they going to bring in the wrecking ball?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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I think that in DeKalb we need to decide what kind of community we want now and in 15 years. I have real doubts (and much experience) about how long multi-family rental housing can remain high quality. We know with garden apartments, that even those in the best parts of town, start to decline after about 10 years (or sooner if not in such nice parts of town), what we don't know is whether these mid (and eventually high) rise apartments will just deteriorate as well.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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I think that in DeKalb we need to decide what kind of community we want now and in 15 years. I have real doubts (and much experience) about how long multi-family rental housing can remain high quality. We know with garden apartments, that even those in the best parts of town, start to decline after about 10 years (or sooner if not in such nice parts of town), what we don't know is whether these mid (and eventually high) rise apartments will just deteriorate as well.
The neighborhood associations in the area have been proactive as far as voicing what kind of development they want (or don't want) in the area. They are taking a very conservative stand as far as the density of incoming development, and are steadfastly against any more apartments being built in the NDH corridor.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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I drove through there on Saturday and saw no signs of construction. When are they going to bring in the wrecking ball?
Things are still in the development phase, and will be for a while.
Here's a website that gives regular updates on what's going on around there:

www.briarcliffnorthdruidhills.org
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