@vox— hanukkah is not a major holiday, in fact it's probably the most minor holiday. jews celebrate their major holidays around september, with the rosh hashanah-yom kippur-succos triple threat.
@jvoice: yeah, but what did western europe look like in the middle ages versus china and japan? not much. yet we focus on the european middle ages like it's important, when it was just the time period in which people never took a bath, sang drunken anthems, and died at 25.
"It's definitely a heart of our quirky and awesome neighborhood and a destination for people dropping by."
what makes Cabbagetown quirky? Its got houses and streets...........
"Parks are run by cities not metropolitan areas." No, parks are run by city governments. City governments run on taxes. Taxes come from a city's gross domestic product. Atlanta has the 10th highest gross domestic product level of cities in the US.
A lot of people who live in the suburbs of a metropolitan area work in the city, buy stuff in the city, eat in the city, go to shows and events in the city. Some people from other cities travel to a city in a metropolitan area and stay in hotels there, eat there, fly on planes there. That happens a lot in Atlanta. None of these people are counted in the city's official population. All of this non-official-city stuff contributes to the GDP of a city - and likewise the taxes a city government collects.
I'm not sure what point you are trying to make - that you don't think Atlanta is a large city? It's not New York. It's also not Jacksonville, Charlotte, El Paso, or Oklahoma City, all of whom have more people living within their technical city limits but whose GDP and city tax budgets are a fraction of Atlanta's.
Do I understand correctly that due to the "proactive" commitment to affordable housing on the Beltline, there may be 4,400 FEWER such units when the project is mature than when it began?
Considering that Georgia has great difficulty teaching school children to read, write, and add, how can any rational person suggest that our limited and precious resources should be spent teaching "holiday traditions?"
I went to the quarterly briefing last night and several points that are mentioned in the comments above where touched upon.
First Zoning, the city is currently in the process of rezoning parcels along the beltline to insure proper development, basically to prevent another Fuqua disaster.
Second Husley Yard, they are still exploring options. What Ira said seems to be what they are looking at. Using Krog street temporarily and eventually building a dedicated tunnel.
Sarcasm check on Aisle 13.
Nomadologist: When I went to the southwest planning meeting last year, they said that the plan is to cross DeKalb at Airline Street (or thereabouts) and run along DeKalb Avenue to the Krog Street tunnel, where it would cut across to Reynoldstown. Through the tunnel, pedestrians would be on the sidewalks and bicyclists would be on the road. They said that long term, they want to build a dedicated tunnel under Hulsey Yard, but they haven't done any planning or design work on that.
I don't know how any of that has changed in the last year, but it does seem like the sort of thing that ought to be included in the long term plan.
If this thing gets all tied up in the courts (and the curtain pulled back: I'd like to see if a single impact assessment was done for this project), it would be a great time for the city to get their shit together and put together a progressive and viable option for the Ted that includes the Braves lest the ballclub change their minds.
"Watch out for that odd bedfellow"
You could wake up with fleas!
Lucy is a little busy right now:
"Am I asking to much to hope for something like this?"
Kowloon is what you want? Jeebus...are you fuckin' crazy?
Watch out for that odd bedfellow, Libby.
No loss. It wasn't that great.
Requiem for a Dream
Yup. I call Jessica Blankenship out for her stuff too Rodney.
It is not buck passing at all actually. What they said is the reality. From what I have learned, the City didn't adopt the zoning because the Overlay came through back around the time of the Housing Crisis. The City didn't want to deter new development at all costs, and decided to approve projects in a piece-meal fashion, ultimately leaving the entire Beltline Zoning Overlay (not yet adopted and not binding) and the thousands of hours of work on the Sub-Area Master Plans at risk. Also, their VP/General Counsel is a real estate lawyer -- and from what I know she is doing everything she can in her role. The City just needs to give a damn and stop being afraid of smart growth zoning.
IMO, WE THE CITIZENS need to bring the Mayor and the City Council to task and compel them to adopt the Zoning Overlay in its entirety and ASAP. With the market on the rebound, the whole project is at risk of becoming a string of big boxes and parking lots, but with the zoning firmly in place, the right kind of development will take off instead.
If anyone has different information, please post. I learned this from a very reliable source.
*too -- damn autocorrect....
Am I asking to much to hope for something like this?
$2.8 billion project cost in 2005 dollars is $3.2 billion in 2013 dollars, so there seems to be a project scope increase of about 50%.
Assuming inflation is about 3%/year between now and 2030, $4.8 billion becomes $7.9 billion.
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