This might be one of the most obnoxious cases of NIMBYism I've ever encountered.
A brigade of confederate soldiers (let's not forget what they were fighting for) rested here while fighting a battle. That makes this a "historic landmark"?
Here's an idea - let's build out this city so that we can attract bright, talented, energetic individuals who can create things and inspire events that are actually worthy of history. Instead, many would rather preserve a patch of grass that some hillbillies rested on hundreds of years ago.
Cam - Can you explain to me what is so forward thinking about roasted chicken breast, grilled hanger steak, roasted bass, and corned beef brisket sandwich?
Let's re-phrase this, so that we can be honest about what it really is:
The city of Atlanta is asking the same repetitive cadre of developers to provide a stack of pretty little renderings, complete with digitally generated visions of upper-middle income families strolling the vibrant, landscaped streets of the proposed development. These pictures should make sure to omit the fact that the rest of the area surrounding the project is a desolate wasteland of disengaging architecture and ghetto. In doing so, the city is willing to ignore the multiple failures of large re-development projects in the past, but only as long as the AJC will be there to take a photo, and post it front page, so that the primary support base of the AJC (suburban republicans) can see the pretty pictures of city leadership cleaning up the city, propelling the image that it will be safe for a family of four to make their monthly trip into the city for a mediocre meal at a chain restaurant in this new development, and a Braves game. Developers should be sure to use the same worn out words and phrases that have been used in all of the past failures, like "gentrify, live/work/play, dynamic, transformative, etc.". And most importantly, please remember, in the city of Atlanta, if it's not a bad idea, it's not a good one either.
Is that it for participants, or is that just an abbreviated list?
No, it's ok, you can admit it - it was terrible. It reminded me of something a teenager would put together out of his mother's basement. The questions were stale, and the responses bland.
While the medium might have potential, it's only as valuable as the controller...so in this case, worthless.
Good god, this is terrible! How do you go about formulating an opinion? Worst. Moderator. Ever.
Blah Blah blah...I sleep around....Blah Blah Blah....I have baggage.
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