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    fyi

    “The findings include… a strong desire to have a net zero gain in density”.

    Raise your hand if you think that is a likely outcome in Brookhaven. Or Chamblee, Or Doraville. Or any other location inside I-285 and north of I-20. Growth has been reality for quite some time and more of the same is on the way. Prepare to cope with it or start looking for a new residence in a less desirable location. Who thought real estate development was going to cease at the DeKalb / Fulton County line on Peachtree?

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    Mild \"Rent Control\" Sauce

    I am aware that people have to pay good money for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. San Francisco and Oakland both have rent control and according to the Wall Street Journal 5 smaller CA cities are voting on this attempt to help people make ends meet.People are paying a lot of their income into the rent game and I’m sure you have heard about the huge fire thatas under investigation on Plaster Rd. near St Pius. Good, safe, affordable housing is s becoming as rare as a Siberian Tigers coat/ WE are not denouncing any company we want to work together.

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    Saul

    Linwood is not the oldest Black neighborhood in DeKalb. It’s actually rather new when compaired to other Black neighborhoods in DeKalb.

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    Danielle

    This was specific to neighborhoods. And did not include commercial areas.

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    Resident

    Nearly half the article was about Buford Highway. Why doesn’t Buford Highway form a CID, and tax themselves to pay for some of their own improvements?

    Jen, you glossed over Brookhaven Heights and Fields, but then added a corny statement – which again included Buford Highway – tying the neighborhoods up into a big bow.

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    Guest

    Windsor Pkwy was once called “House Road” because it led to the plantation that is now the golf course. A lot of the homes in Lynwood Park can be dated back to the end of the Civil War. If it isn’t the oldest it’s pretty close.

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    Saul

    Yes, that portion of Windsor in the vicinity of Linwood Park was named after Samuel House after he died back in the 1870’s. It was dirt until it was paved in 1960. The land comprising Linwood Park was owned by Whites until it was developed into a subdivision. The Cates owned this land in 1927 when B. J. Fuller and J. C. Lynn picked it up at a tax sale for $100. With the assistance of Mel Lynn, Lynn’s Woods was created in 1930 selling cinder block homes to Blacks.

    Historically speaking, Linwood Park is a relatively new Black neighborhood compaired to others in DeKalb and once existed in the greater Buckhead area.

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    fyi

    Is Dresden a neighborhood or a commercial area?

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    MMK

    What exactly are people proposing for the Morrison property?

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    Beverly

    More dumpy little houses that can be over valued thus add to the tax base.

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    Frank McCloskey

    Saul,

    Thank you for the overview which I found fascinating.

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    Kelly

    You could have volunteered if you are so concerned with what people say.

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    JoeP

    They should consider a park. In the park study there was a need identified for a gathering space that could be rented out for meetings and receptions. Our parks need a better revenue stream. This should be considered.

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    Osborn Cox

    Hmm. I’m really confused here. Wasn’t the point of us spending nearly $100 G’s to get an idea of what zoning and land uses will go in the character areas? Instead we get another HOA wish list? Come on people. This will be another study filed away with the other 100 studies we have done. Hopefully this one can be salvaged.

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    Saul

    Frank, fascinating is the four Black communities just over the Fulton County side of the county line and the private Joyeuse Estate train station serviced by the Air-Line Belle that ran from Atlanta to Toccoa.

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    Frank McCloskey

    I can speculate why…what year?

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    Beverly

    Yeah, I bet we have money for that Joe.

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    PHIL

    The Morrison property has been talked about as a potential dog park because it is almost ready made. Gravel road, grassy area and beautiful old growth trees with Cooper hawks in the 100 ft. tree tops. But the city needs to act by approaching the owners to see if it would be negotiable to purchase over time. Or do a bond issue. If the city offered to name the park–Colonel Morrison Park–the owners/heirs may be predisposed to selling to the city.

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    Beverly

    Yeah Phil, I bet we don’t have the money for that. Besides, I bet Colonel Morrison’s heirs actually realize the value of their property. I will miss the community outcry of a hawk swooping down and making off with a small dog at the South Lynwood dog park.

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    Jimmy

    Just what the other 3 Dist. want to pay for, ANOTHER park at the Dist. 1 border. Develop it!!! I bet they could get a s&*^load of apartments on that parcel.

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    PHIL

    I am not suggesting the Morrisons get a low price, but rather sell it to the city at a reasonable, but not market, for their father”s name on the park. Also, for tax planning purpises, the city could offer payments over a few years. Mark my words— if the city does not, at the very least, discuss options with the city, Brookhaven will kick it’s collective self in a few years. Just drive by the property and you wi) see what I see–trees that should NOT be cut down. And dog owners have been complaining about the restrictions at Brookhaven Park. The Morrison property has the answer. Talk to the owners!!!

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    Saul

    That’s where they lived. Referencing what’s left, your challenge is to tell me the names of these once thriving communities. When you have the names, you’ll also know the years of their existence. They were the victims of elitism not unlike what is happening to Brookhaven.

    -Mason Chapel Baptist Church, Mayson Street (Armor Otley industrial area).

    -East Paces Ferry east of Lenox as it goes to Roxboro was once a dirt road known as Rail Road Road.

    -Blagley Park, now known as Frankie Allen Park, Pharr Road east of Piedmont Road. Graveyard remains.

    -The area bounded by Lenox Road, 400, north of Canterbury. Graveyard remains.

    -An extra Black historical item is http://www.newhopeame.org/. Further west, but interesting.

    -Joyeuse was the Otley Estate where Lenox Square is now located. The train stop was close to where the large boulder located close to the rail tracks is located south of East Paces Ferry. Corn farm, banker’s country escape from the city, then major regional shopping mall.

    One of my all time favorite of all Brookhaven old buildings is the convenient privy at the old Standard Club that was once behind your back yard.

  23. 24

    Dean

    Phil I hope you have a big piggy bank! Where do you special interest people think the money is going to come from?

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    MMK

    Please no dog park.

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    Resident

    Brookhaven Police Blotter Oct 16 -23

    http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/11/05/brookhaven-police-blotter-oct-16-23/

    Possession and DUI – 5 of 9 arrests on Buford Highway
    Theft and Burglery – 2 of 4 thefts on Buford Highway
    Arrests – 4 of 8 arrests on Buford Highway
    Other Incidents – 5 of 11 arrests (mainly battery) on Buford Highway

    “Of all the areas in Brookhaven, Buford Highway has the strongest identity of them all,” said Diaz. “Buford Highway is a treasure due to demographic, diversity and the international flavor of its local businesses. Preserving and enhancing that diversity, means coming up with affordable, creative housing solutions that continue to allow local workers and the businesses they work for to thrive and attract clientele from across the Atlanta metro area.”

    “Locations along Buford Highway would be prime for converting to co-working space, or maybe within their community,” Price noted.

    “Now we all return to Buford Highway for the great diversity of food and restaurants,” she said. Important to the area is preserving the character and the history that has made Buford Highway a great place now, and a great place in the future.:

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    Kelly

    Commercial, part of the Overlay.

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