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Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

I fell in love with this building this first time I saw it when I began attending grad school at tech four years ago. It's hard to believe that anyone would consider tearing down this beautiful building.

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Posted by Charlie Mingus on 07/21/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

When I attended Tech in the 1960's, the Engineer's Bookstore was on North Avenue, across from the Cherry Street corner.
I see nothing historic about this 80 year old building.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 07/21/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

Thanks, kqvic. I thought I made that tweak before publishing.

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Posted by Thomas Wheatley on 07/21/2016 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

"The city, it should be noted, is unaware of this kind of critique."

I believe the word "not" may have previously occupied the spot in front of "aware" in the above sentence.

If you are in need of a copy editor, I would be interested in an interview.

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Posted by kqvic on 07/21/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

It's OK to be upset with this developer, but it's the fault of our elected officials that this property is zoned for a gas station and that our zoning ordinance is terrible.

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Posted by monterey26 on 07/21/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “The high price of development

atlantan109, what you really mean is that gentrification improves schools by bringing in mainly whites from the middle and upper middle classes. And what you really mean by improving safety is by herding people - mostly minorities - into shittier neighborhoods, with underfunded schools, further away from transportation and resources, creating more disenfranchisement, and more opportunities for crime.

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Posted by Mall of Flowers on 07/21/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention: Day 3

Meh. Hard to keep track of the Scott Walkers of the world.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dona…

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention: Day 3

Wisconsin governor is Scott Walker

Posted by Ht on 07/21/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@Wes
Atlanta will be right up there with these world class cities as far as local sales/use taxes:
Birmingham Alabama 6.0%
Montgomery Alabama 6.0%
Aurora Colorado 5.1%
Baton Rouge Louisiana 5.0%
New Orleans Louisiana 5.0%


@cq
thx

Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/21/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “First Slice 7/21/16: Atlanta's Central Library saved, $55 million in renovations next

As far as Hall's reform legislation; repealing quality of life ordinances seems like a mistake given the crime Atlanta faces.

On a related note, what are the BLM members willing to offer in return? Perhaps they can agree to co-operate with police investigations to get murderers off the street? Work within their communities for change from within?

Sorry but this seems more like political pandering than substantive change. (I'd support the first Mayoral candidate that offers something meaningful and bold like vowing no public funds for pro stadiums or decriminalization/low priority enforcement of personal marijuana use.)

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/21/2016 at 11:11 AM
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@christopher.connelly.7 You can see the status of those infrastructure bond projects here:
http://renewatlantabond.com/completed-proj…
http://renewatlantabond.com/active-project…

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Posted by jsvh on 07/21/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

BTW - whatever happened to the *last* referendum that was passed? It included, among other things, re-timing the city's lights. Was any of that work ever completed? Has any of the work voted approved of earlier been adapted/re-configured for THIS go 'round?

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Posted by christopher.connelly.7 on 07/21/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

Not much discussion about the economic impact of a 9% sales tax in the city of Atlanta compared to the surrounding area.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

A "complete streets" improvement for Chappell Rd? Because a lack of granite curbs is what's holding that area back?
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7669093,-8…
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7638187,-8…

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Posted by Mmm... Doughnuts... on 07/21/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “'Scalawag' launches in Atlanta

That's just the needle broke
Youn't know'cha talkin bout
Anyway them new Jordans bout ta come out

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Posted by smitty on 07/21/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “'Scalawag' launches in Atlanta

Yeah, you ridin' clean, but your gas tank is on E.

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Posted by breath like some thunder on 07/21/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@Voxpopuli
No, the complete streets conversion for Spring, W Peachtree, and 5th. Neighborhood Greenways for Mrytle, 8th, and Peachtree Pl. Street Enhancement to 17th St bridge.

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Posted by cqholt on 07/21/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

No, the complete streets and greenway improvements. Click on the streets, not just the pin.

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Posted by ormehood on 07/20/2016 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@ormehood
Are you talking about the Piedmont Heights/Sherwood items? Thanks, but I excluded those since listed under a different area and not really part of Midtown's 'core'.

If all these proposals passes sales tax will be 8.9%, which edges even NYCs total sales/use taxes! Property taxes for the area are also very high.
Seems to me the majority of the 500million+ that went to towards the new stadium could have covered all of this, (certainly anything Beltline related). Additionally expect to hear word of the Philips arena largess from the city soon.

Sorry but until we have a new Atlanta city govt in place I can't support or vote for any new funding.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/20/2016 at 9:24 PM

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