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Old 01-14-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Green program gaining momentum in metro Atlanta *| ajc.com

I just read this in the AJC. It states that it is going to be metro-wide, but it expressly discusses Gwinnett. The Republican in me says this is a terrible idea, however, I think I would be for it. There is so much vacant property in the western edge of the county that really needs some attention. Those centers were usually cheaply made, and so it is generally cost effecient to tear them down, and then rebuild. It would just be a jumpstart I suppose.

I read awhile ago on the Gwinnett Place CID, that there is really an abundance of commercial space in the area. While occupancy is high, it hurts real estate values as more and more comes on line. It's going to be interesting to see if this gain momentum and where it goes. I think it's a really intiguing idea.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I see the green ($) for a few.
I don't see the green (the enviroment) for the majority. Between the trucks, equipment, material in landfills, recycling/ smelting of steel, yada, yada, yada.
And who is going to maintain these properties while we sit on our hands waiting for the market to turn around- Oh, wait. I know the answer to this one- THE TAXPAYERS!
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I see the green ($) for a few.
I don't see the green (the enviroment) for the majority. Between the trucks, equipment, material in landfills, recycling/ smelting of steel, yada, yada, yada.
And who is going to maintain these properties while we sit on our hands waiting for the market to turn around- Oh, wait. I know the answer to this one- THE TAXPAYERS!
From what I read, and I could be wrong, I believe that the nonprofits (CIDs) and investors would be responsible for the development of the green space. After is sold to the developers it is their responsibility to maintain the green space. I agree though, I'm not really seeing the 'green' aspect of this, unless the building waste was heavily recycled, and any new development had to maintain strict LEED standards.
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