The city will put there whatever the developers tell them to. Welcome to Atlanta.
The City is now boring tunnels to convert the quarry into another raw water storage reservoir, expanding storage from 4 days supply to 34 days supply.
Your assertion is baseless in this instance.
Once again, the only vision city leadership has is for entertainment complexes and drawing people in cars. Focus needs to be on residents---hopefully they won't actually dump an amphitheater and other entertainment structures in the park. They need to leave it green space.
Someone above said that the Atlanta Parks Dept says Chastain, Southside and Freedom Parks are all larger than Piedmont Park. But, if you look at a map, the only one of those parks that comes close to being as large as Piedmont Park is Chastain Park, and it's close to the same size as Piedmont.
Why can't they just make a green space. Why do our leaders always have to come up with fancy proposals for entertainment complexes? *sigh*
"I am asking for a Red Ryder for Christmas do you think they will let me shoot it there?"
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
Open the Gun range store near Atlanta is great for whom they need a gun.
It's primary use is a resouivor so filling it and safely securing it is essential. Atlanta needs this increased water storage facilty. As I understand it would provide a 30 day emergency water supply for Atlanta .
Finally, somewhere worth visiting in Atlanta.
It's funny how right wingers play out fantasy promoted by the media, yet, we think young black kids are immune to being influenced by media.
"It is called Stoddard's because the range was started by two lawyers from New York who moved to the south and learned how to shoot. The name is based on the premise of the 1962 western film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, where the main character (Senator Ransom Stoddard) is a lawyer from the north who moves to the south and learns how to shoot."
In other words the premise is based on a couple of Yankee lawyers' Hollywood-induced Western fantasy. Now it makes sense.
Fill it in & have a shallow lake .
I agree with nicely fencing off the water. They key word being nicely. If a chain link fence is put up, I'll be really pissed. I think it would be nice if there was landscaping that kept you out of the water, like there is at the reservoirs in NYCs Central Park.
Two problems I can see: 1) drowning victim recovery in a 400' deep lake is most difficult, and 2) since it would be used for drinking water, the level might change quite rapidly according to demand, increasing the likelihood of the first problem. Maybe it's best just to nicely fence off the water.
According to the Atlanta Parks Department, Piedmont Park is not the city's largest park. Chastain, Southside and Freedom parks are larger. Regardless, the possibility of adding Beltline Quarry to the park system and having it accessible from the Beltline is exciting!
The citizens of Atlanta are supposed to approve of an extra $250 million of their tax dollars being spent based on the word of the man who A) has helped funnel at least that much into the hands of a single individual who wants Atlanta's architectural legacy to be a sphincter and B) did everything in his power to help cover up a decade's worth of academic genocide.
And we are trusting this man's word because...his mouth organ throws around the word "greenspace"?
Great little (and new) neighborhood directly across the street too! West Highlands.
This is great news.
Near is relative...that's for sure...
It's a jewel...that's for sure, too.
Be sure to try the burger lunch Greek place down the road in an old gas station or something. That's a scene from a movie.
"One thing, though, it ain't near nothin.'"
Actually, it's near lots of stuff. A MARTA station, the Howell Station neighborhood, Westside businesses like Corner Tavern, Bone Lick, Bone Garden, etc. It's about a mile from King Plow Arts Center, and just slightly further from the Westside business district centered around Howell Mill Rd and Marietta. Not to mention this will be on the northern length of the Westside Beltline.
So how do those federal water safety rules work exactly? Because obviously you're allowed to swim and boat in Lake Lanier, and it's a public reservoir.
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