Mark David Eisen 
Member since Apr 19, 2013


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Re: “What to do with Howell Mill Road north of the Waterworks?

It's all too little too late unless maybe you're just being born.

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Posted by Mark David Eisen on 04/24/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Bye bye, bad development along the Beltline?

The Howell Mill/Defoor Ave./Chattahoochee Ave. intersection complex is one of the worst and most congested in the City. It took years just to get the City to put a band aid on the Howell Mill and Defoor intersection by expanding it a bit when the City should have been acquiring right of way. The QuikTrip proposed for the site would have entrances on Chattahoochee and Defoor Ave. very close to Howell Mill. It's asking for more gridlock, the likes of which this city has never seen. Even without the Beltline, and without the various variances that are being appealed to the BZA, the site may be zoned for a suburban style gas station, but the location is totally inappropriate for this use. An approval of the Beltline variances would signal a complete failure of the Overlay requirements and serve as a prime example of what's wrong with a City that purports to support its in-town neighborhoods like Berkeley Park and Underwood Hills. It would stand in stark contrast to Kasim Reed's legacy of positive achievement and when things like the Falcon stadium and streetcars are pointed to as positives, this gas station will be mentioned along with it as a reality check.

Posted by Mark David Eisen on 11/25/2014 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Rearranging the deck chairs

If they were so concerned with too many exits per mile, one might ask why an exit at 17th street was created. Closing exits downtown brought to you by the same engineers whose modeling said one exit on I85N to GA400 showed it would work. Note that Los Angeles has just sychronized every single light in its jurisdiction. If we improve surface streets and light timing and coordinate this with connector ramps, this could help. A Peachtree Street streetcar would be a disaster and interfere with what is actually a very effective artery. A subway would be better and faster and if Atlanta does anything expensive, it should be to expand Marta underground every which way it can. Expensive, but fast and effective transportation proven in every other major metro in the world.

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Posted by Mark David Eisen on 04/19/2013 at 9:19 PM

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