Hate when organizations like this dont release apps for Android. Not everyone uses an iPhone and thus, were excluded
Also the people who asked how would Ansley feel if there was a Walmart there. A lot of the neighborhoods around there are richer. Actually it would make more sense to put one there since theres not a Walmart super close. We have a Walmart on Gresham Road which is very accessible to everyone in SE Atlanta. It just makes absolutely no sense with the one lane on Glenwood...Traffic would be crazy. LIke I said earlier, it defeats the whole reason why people moved to this part of town. But no one cares about this part of town...Just like I saw a store recently about all the recent crime in E Atlanta; someone actually being held up by an AK47 and how the other parts of towns have cameras that police monitor and SE Atlanta has none of that. We dont count!!!!! I wanna sell now , even though Id lose $70K but I want out of this corrupt city.
And Beltline? That seems like someone's pipe dream. How many years have we heard of this and its not going to happen in our lifetime
I agree with what others said. This is most likely a done deal and the meeting is a charade of going thru the motions and letting customers vent without it having any effect. The politicians get money from the rich - not the poor ole residents who live in their neighborhoods
Has anyone been clear if this is a big normal Walmart or just the Neighborhood Store grocery store. This would be awful for the community. Glenwood Avenue and BIll Kennedy Way only have 1 lane in either direction. The property values around there , which have already decreased by 40%, wil fall even lower. It makes no sense when there is a Walmart on Gresham Road only 10 minutes or less away. I even know people who live on Glenwood that work there. Furthermore, it negates the reason so many people moved to Grant Park and Ormewood Park. It was an area of Atlanta that didnt look like the suburbs with strip malls all over. Caroline St/Edgewood was different because Moreland has multiple lanes each way. This will be a travesty. Im sad I have to work Thursday evening but I hope the City Council government for once listens to residents and does what is right for them. They probably wont as they probably get a lot of campaign contributions from business...BUT TH IS WOULD BE HORRENDOUS FOR THE LOCAL RESIDENTS!!!
Can someone clarify if this is a traditional big box Walmart or a Walmart Neighborhood Store which is a smaller footprint that is just a grocery store. I dont think that the EATL business association has much clout. Theres a walmart 15 minutes away right off I20 on Gresham so I dont understand why we need this. Bill Kennedy and Glenwood have only 1 lane in each direction - this is going to be horrendous for traffic. Has anyone seen the traffic at the Edgewood Retail Center. Many people wont even go to that Kroger because of the congestion and the parking issues. I regret ever moving to t his area. It never has lived up to its promise. Property values have sunk dramatically. Glenwood Park was a bust with no serious businesses except for a mediocre restaurant. Guess the best thing is that it appears on Real Housewives
I didnt think about this until I read the other posts but yeah, the fact that this will be opposite the public school, where do you think the kids are going to go during their break and worse when theyre skipping school, smoking, drinking, drugging or whatever else. This place is a terrible idea...People moved to Glenwood Park/Green/Grant Park/E Atlanta to get away from these major stores. I dont know w hat was around the Edgewood retail before but I have to admit something like that was needed. Given that residents now have access to stores they need without having to drive to Buckhead is great...But Walmart on a street like this with homes a block away? Just doesnt seem right and the congestion is going to lower property values even more...And what I dont get is the Walmart on Gresham Road is already so close by. I go there all the time and its easy to get to - right off I20 and only a few exits away.
Im crying at the thought of this...This neighborhood cannot handle the 10,000 plus cars a day the developer is saying will come to this area. It cant handle a walmart and not sure why theres a need when theres a walmart nearby on gresham road (just a few exits away on i20)...the roads will come to a standstill with only 2 lanes on glenwood and bill kennedy. What will that mean...and destroys the w hole premise of why people moved to his area for glenwood park which promised no big box stores...now granted it has had some problems with the retail part of the development but a lot of mistakes have been made and still today theres no signage on the major roads of what retail exists in glenwood park so no one konws about it. Considering home values in glenwood park and glenwood green have already declined by about 40-50%, what is a walmart next door and increased traffic goign to do to the already lowered property values...Am I gonna need to join the rest of people foreclosing...once the house drops 60%, then what
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