You kids and your hippity hop.
The Central Public Library will become the latest govermental money pit. Government will spend $55million of taxpayer's money ($200 per square foot) now and in a few years they will sell it for a huge loss, just like Underground and the Civic Center.
"I see nothing historic about this 80 year old building."
What exactly do you think historic means? Hint - it doesn't necessarily mean famous.
Full Definition of historic
a : famous or important in history
b : having great and lasting importance
c : known or established in the past
d : dating from or preserved from a past time or culture
An 80 year old building of local significance to the community is, in fact, historic.
Honestly, some of your comments need some more thought before posting.
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The parking requirement is archaic and shortsighted
1) Eliminate the parking requirements for all buildings built prior to 1965 (grandfather them in)
2) Increase the tax in surface parking lots.
Voila, you've increased urban density and benefited the city.
thanks jsvh for the links. It isn't sexy but would be good for the city to let folks know how their credit card is being used. Looks like it will take some time before I see any re-timing in my neighborhood. Any reviews from locals near the lights that *have* been re-timed? Good? Bad? Inconsequential?
I fell in love with this building this first time I saw it when I began attending grad school at tech four years ago. It's hard to believe that anyone would consider tearing down this beautiful building.
When I attended Tech in the 1960's, the Engineer's Bookstore was on North Avenue, across from the Cherry Street corner.
I see nothing historic about this 80 year old building.
Thanks, kqvic. I thought I made that tweak before publishing.
"The city, it should be noted, is unaware of this kind of critique."
I believe the word "not" may have previously occupied the spot in front of "aware" in the above sentence.
If you are in need of a copy editor, I would be interested in an interview.
It's OK to be upset with this developer, but it's the fault of our elected officials that this property is zoned for a gas station and that our zoning ordinance is terrible.
atlantan109, what you really mean is that gentrification improves schools by bringing in mainly whites from the middle and upper middle classes. And what you really mean by improving safety is by herding people - mostly minorities - into shittier neighborhoods, with underfunded schools, further away from transportation and resources, creating more disenfranchisement, and more opportunities for crime.
Meh. Hard to keep track of the Scott Walkers of the world.
Wisconsin governor is Scott Walker
Atlanta will be right up there with these world class cities as far as local sales/use taxes:
Birmingham Alabama 6.0%
Montgomery Alabama 6.0%
Aurora Colorado 5.1%
Baton Rouge Louisiana 5.0%
New Orleans Louisiana 5.0%
As far as Hall's reform legislation; repealing quality of life ordinances seems like a mistake given the crime Atlanta faces.
On a related note, what are the BLM members willing to offer in return? Perhaps they can agree to co-operate with police investigations to get murderers off the street? Work within their communities for change from within?
Sorry but this seems more like political pandering than substantive change. (I'd support the first Mayoral candidate that offers something meaningful and bold like vowing no public funds for pro stadiums or decriminalization/low priority enforcement of personal marijuana use.)
Former Atlanta political hack Lisa Borders in the news:
@christopher.connelly.7 You can see the status of those infrastructure bond projects here:
BTW - whatever happened to the *last* referendum that was passed? It included, among other things, re-timing the city's lights. Was any of that work ever completed? Has any of the work voted approved of earlier been adapted/re-configured for THIS go 'round?
Not much discussion about the economic impact of a 9% sales tax in the city of Atlanta compared to the surrounding area.
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