And the retail fronting along the interior streets is gone. Building-lined streets is a major design element of the BeltLine Overlay- elimination of this requirement would be a terrible precedent to set for development along the BeltLine.
By the way- this is not even close to what is approved in the BeltLine Subarea Master plan. This property doesn't even call for ANY retail in the plan. How long did the City and neighborhood work on that plan to have this guy crap on it by proposing ALL retail and NO residential?
I thought that the owner of Grant Central was Margret Kaiser- State Representative (D). If that's so, it seems like she should set an example an offer her employees health insurance.
The representatives are probably the same group of people who complain about high health insurance costs and vote to cut coverage minimums. Cause and effect, people. It's all connected.
there always seems to be a school bond tax (E SPLOST) going on. I question the tactic- we're willing to pay for shiny new buildings but not to maintain the ones we have? Since SPLOST can only be used for capital projects and not operations, this seems like a vicious (and unsustainable) cycle.
will the units be limited as to how much they can be re-sold for? In the Florida Keys, affordable housing units come with re-sale conditions: they cannot be sold for more than a 3% annual increase and the future buyers must meet the same strict income requirements as the original buyers.
And is this mixture of affordable to market rate units appropriate? Shouldn't it be something closer to 2/3 affordable, 1/3 market? I would just hate to be one of the only two suckers who paid market rate in that complex.
Love this place, too. The owner is a professionally trained baker, hence the awesome baked goods. Oh- and the sandwiches are great, too!
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