olenine, my motivation in this conversation has been to convey factual information as a counterpoint to misinformed statements that seemed to be designed to paint IPNA in a negative light. I suspect that you are the one with an ulterior motive as your argument keeps changing when the facts don't support your position. You are incredibly far from your initial statement regarding "the NIMBY fight this developer is going to face with the Inman Park Neighborhood Association..." (11/16/2012 10:57 AM) and your posts continue to be bereft of facts. For example, I am not a developer. I am an architect. Those are very different occupations. I have found in the past that there is no use trying to have a rational conversation when the other party continuously tries to change the topic being discussed, and it would seem that we have reached that point.
IPNA is a private, non-profit neighborhood association and does not have any regulatory authority over development in the neighborhood. If a proposal meets zoning requirements, as determined by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission (which is a city entity and therefore DOES have regulatory authority) then it is approved. If it doesn't, it isn't. IPNA does frequently collaborate with developers, as was the case here and with the even larger 280 Elizabeth Street redevelopment proposal, and in both cases enthusiastically supported the proposals at AUDC hearings. This collaborative process has in the past proven mutually beneficial to developers and the neighborhood, as evidenced by the wildly successful Mead and Highland Steel developments along Highland Avenue. The association does at times oppose developments that are thought to be out of character with the neighborhood or that do not meet zoning requirements, but to characterize that as making "heavy-handed demands" seem disingenuous.
I also recommend that this website's edit feature work better!
olenine - this project already has the overwhelming support of IPNA. I recommend that you do a little research before making such inaccurate statements.
olenine - this project already has the overwhelming support from IPNA. I recommend that you do a little research before making such inaccurate statements.
olenine - this project already has overwhelming support from IPNA. We're not NIMBYs when it comes to good developments like this.
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