Pathetic that CPG thinks modern sculpture inappropriate-I guess they think the same applies to modern architecture. (BTW CP does not have design controls there are a few modern structures.) But CPG may want to squash that too. Protesting art really gets press attention CPG- so hold a protest ralley at sculpture, then run for city council then pass HD guidelines to insure the future of CP is fake pressboard craftsman bungalows.
When did Candler Park pass Historic District status? What a sham and what a shame and what a mistake. Hysteric Districts are foolish- they deny 1st Amendment rights to freedom of expression, don't allow for modern architecture and basically handcuff neighborhoods to the foul and unnecessary Urban Design Commission - which is the biggest waste of tax payer dollars. DO we need a committee to decide what is appropriate architectural designs? Give me bad public art instead. .
The UDC is a complete waste of tax dollars. They have botched up so many neighborhoods with Historic Distric regulations that are designed to keep the staff of UDC employed and ham strain modern architecture and innovative building concepts. They waste homeowners time and money. The UDC should be abolished.
a former KNO chair, Toomer PTA president and CINS co-chair developed proposal for Kirkwood K-8 just last year and document was presented to APS. So Kirkwood has asked for K-8. The document is readily available. I don" t believe anyone north of Dekalb asked to be zoned to COAN.
APS needs to consolidate more schools- there are 8 APS facilities in the Kirkwood area- and all underutilized. Then folks south of Dekalb need to take ownership of Coan. Make it K-8 and close Toomer and Eastlake. Quit the cross neighborhood shenanigans and the patronizing played out race card. Its like an old crooner coming back around with the same old song and it has stopped being ironic and now it is downright pitiful.
Ignatz and Alice of Kirkworld- Because you all have lowered the bully bar with ad hominem attacks and then portray your neighbor-world as the victim- it is time to remind the readers of simple facts. Ignatious J. Reilly is a slothful hot dog vendor who lives with his mom. He believes his problems with his pyloric valve are result of some prognostication of events to come( read Confederacy of Dunces it has applications to the school debate). Alice too suffers her own delusions and I am not as clear on the story line after she fell down the rabbit hole(what is up with that cheshire cat?).
Fact is Kirkworld folks have embarked on some interesting strategies for their neighbor- world. FYI Ignatz we all know there are too many hot dog stands in Kirkworld and and even your neighbors don't buy your dogs. And we all know Alice has tried to pump up the sauerkraut as something other than pickled cabbage. C-mon Kirkworld we here in the land of NOD( North of Dekalb) are winking but not blinking. Please Kirkworld folks get a grip- try to navigate by something other than your pyloric valve.
I would urge everyone to get behind a new school where the kids are. This is in the best interest of everyone. There are several locations to think about for a new 5/6 academy that keeps MES at Grady, relieves stress on Inman and all overcrowded Elementary Schools.
To this end I am putting forth a concept for a New 5/6 located to be located across from Mary Lin on the 9th hole of the Candler Park golf course. The science center at the school would task students from ML, MES, SPARK and Hope Hill to monitor the watershed, storm runoff, tree canopy, and soil in all these neighborhood and it would establish a magnet program for entire APS. Candler Park has a soccer field, tennis and basketball courts and parking that sit unused during school hours. The golf course can be reconfigured to retain a 9 hole experience by moving club house to other side of Park. Transportation to school would be part of the design process with electric shuttles picking the 5/6 students up at designated drop offs in the feeder area.
Let's put forth a visionary concept that solves the problems of school overcrowding and prepares our students to monitor the urban environment and to be good stewards of the resources and future of the community. There is 30 mil available in the SPLOST for a new school. Let's use this wisely and pull our communities back together and place APS and the city on a path to success.
BTW- This was first posted under the Big Tent listserve and it has received over 4500 views and 130 comments. APS and the City are you listening? This sure seems like an idea worth exploring in a serious way especially now that Candler Park Neighborhood Organization has embraced a Visioning Process with Park Pride- and Parks Department. .
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