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  1. 1

    Robert E. Keene

    The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

  2. 2

    Dean

    Yeah, but we get a coffee shop!

  3. 3

    Lance T.

    Guess that pretty much puts the squash on the “there is no financing for apartments” argument. It would be better though if the buildings were 10 stories and above.

  4. 4

    Peggy W.

    Instead of guessing try a Google search about apartment financing Lance. A little education goes a long way.

  5. 5

    : - (

    Take something nice and shove a bunch apartments in there. Then it’s not so nice and longer.

  6. 6

    Michael

    Yay, more small, overpriced apartments constructed of EIFS that will look like crap in two years. Oh, yeah, throw in a coffee shop so we can call it mixed-use.

  7. 7

    Dean

    We stroll our baby and walk our dog there on the public areas around the lakes. All of that open space is up for development. Looks like what’s left will be an oasis amongst the high-rises like New York’s Central Park. In the future hopefully they won’t fill in some of the lakes or eliminate the remaining fortested areas.

  8. 8

    Sarah

    Will that entire park area be gone now?

  9. 9

    Chad

    Is there a way to fight this? Is this developer seriously going to take out a beautiful park?

  10. 10

    SBLP

    What a joke. Now we know why the “character study” recently published mentioned a coffee shop. Someone was already in the know… the developer even mentions the study in the LOI to justify the RZ request. The old plan, while office buildings, did not add any new parking structures. They don’t want to go through with the old plan as they can’t even rent out the office space at 1077 so no money to be made for AT&T (who owns the property).

    Their one day traffic analysis is also suspect. They didn’t even include the intersection of Lake Blvd and Roxboro.. I am sure they think no one would ever cut through Park Vista or even Lake Blvd itself to avoid the Roxboro/Lenox Park Blvd disaster in the evenings.

    I believe the rest of the park is owned by the Lenox Park HOA. Hopefully they never sell out.

  11. 11

    Huh?

    So much for private property rights. Where they are building is not a park.

  12. 12

    Saul

    This is the D1 shadow city councilman working hard to bring development to our city.

  13. 13

    Chad B.

    Wow. Two Chad’s? Who woulda thunk?

  14. 14

    Myates

    And more open area will bite the dust if approved. Live-work-play, minus the play area. Maybe it’s just me but if rezoning/SLUP is needed, then what’s proposed doesn’t fit or belong.

  15. 15

    Dean

    At least the coffee shop has a drive through and parking that won’t back up traffic blocking the Kroger lot, Colonial or Peachtree.

  16. 16

    alan

    Not to mention the Roxboro/N.Druid Hills intersection… I’m tired of developers proposing these massive projects without acknowledging the traffic impacts that will extend outside of the immediate development area.

  17. 17

    : - (

    The play with these apartments is on the rooftops.

  18. 18

    Jordan Fox

    No of course not. Already a few other apartments at Lenox Park.

  19. 19

    Jordan Fox

    I would encourage all of you to read the linked site plan:

    http://brookhavenga.gov/home/showdocument?id=6344

  20. 20

    Jordan Fox

    I would encourage all of you to see the linked site plan: http://brookhavenga.gov/home/showdocument?id=6352

    I posted a comment with this previously, but that link was to the Letter of Intent. I apologize for any confusion.

  21. 21

    Eric Robert

    What’s the hardship to the developer or the benefit to the community justifying a variance? And how do we get more Class A office space in the City? Granted it makes sense to put Class A office space closer to the MARTA station. By the way, are we a go on Class A office space at the MARTA station yet?
    Sadly the density in Lenox Park was approved years ago in part due to a promise from then owner Charlie Brown to build a trolley connecting the site to the Lenox MARTA Station.

  22. 22

    Pam Porter

    I wish we had two of you, Mr. Boles. You have been extraordinary in your research and diligence.

  23. 23

    Dean

    Really? A trolley? Ah, another opportunity for Joe to engage a monorail study!

  24. 24

    Hard Working Taxpayer

    No definitive word on whether “Class A” office space has been approved, but it’s a sure bet “Section 8” apartments will be. Ironic, how proposals to build market rate, even luxury apartments are largely shot down by the community time and time again, but virtual silence over Marta’s plan for Section 8 apartments.

  25. 25

    Ox

    The Buc Ride swings thru there on a route. Saved my bacon a bunch.

  26. 26

    Resident

    Not a viable argument to deny rezoning. Grown adults will devolve to schoolyard bullies and call you a racist. Denial based on Section 8 housing is a non starter with current local governments.

  27. 27

    Tired of Strawmen

    HWT, By Section 8 apartments what definition are you using? the fact that they will offer a small % of the overpriced apartments at a slight discount? Or the fact that people can use vouchers for a small % of the apartments since Georgia now gives out vouchers to use at privately owned apartment complexes instead of owning or running multifamily housing.
    Having some families using vouchers is not a bad thing if they truly need the assistance. I’m not sure why there is a group of people (or the same person under different names) harping about “Section 8 Housing” Its very ignorant of you.

  28. 28

    Mooch - a - licious

    TOF,

    Where can I get my voucher? I’m tired of living on Buford Highway.

  29. 30

    Hard Working Taxpayer

    It is you who is ignorant about Section 8 vouchers. I am far more knowledgeable on this topic. First, it is widely known that securing a Section 8 has been compared to “winning the lottery.” Section 8 pays up to $2,000 per month in rent and the vouchers can be used in some form as a down payment on a home. There is no time limit on the voucher. Recipients may qualify for and keep the vouchers for LIFE. Do that math here.

    With regard to the Marta project, there will be far more than the “small %” alloted to affordable housing. A cleverly worded separate article involving the Marta project projected an inordinately high “school impact,” – the number of children who will be attending schools in this zone. Translation, the voucher receipients are coming.

  30. 31

    Terrye

    I lived in the first apartment complex in early 90s. You could still walk some of the greens and practice. The tennis courts were run down, but still there. Wide open space!!! What I hear at our the meetings are complainants from owners at Lenox park and cut thru traffic. DID anyone hear them? Office building, coffee shop…that works as long as it does not take all the green space. Another 273 apartments, obviously the meetings some of us attended was a waste of time. No more apartments. How many apartments are going up on the other side of rail line on Roxboro?? Here is a thought a huge tax credit to renters or owners agreeing to bike to Marta and get cars off road. Ha! We are a car city, always have been. Best Marta can do is get me to the airport. History repeating itself, money is clouding past history. No one is addressing our traffic problems, only adding to our problem. What about the explosives and gunshots around keys crossing? Any chance we can get authorities to STOP this behavior? Over a month, still bang bang continues.

  31. 32

    Food for thought

    Within the approx. 12 square miles of Brookhaven we have almost 70 apartment complexes? Check the Comprehensive Plan.
    Brookhaven = Apartments comprise 45% of the housing stock compared to 35% in Dekalb County and 18% in the State of Georgia.

  32. 33

    Just Curious

    As the City Council hasn’t voted on this issue, there are no documents other than the staff report and Planning Commission recommendations that carry any weight. Please provide support for your reference to “a cleverly worded separate article”

  33. 34

    Marle

    Section 8 has been phased out for a less offensive more PC program called vouchers. HUD’s AFFH program looks to minimize concentration of poverty level residents by offsetting the cost of “market rate” or luxury apartments to allow below poverty residents to have access to wealthier neighborhoods, schools and transit. So being honest the developers should tell you that they get federal funds to create high end live work play developments with 20% work force or senior housing but the remaining 80% will have a substantial voucher resident component as part of AFFH. The papers and seminars on this subject talk extensively about how desegregation on the basis of race has not been as successful as they hoped and the real issue is economic segregation. By over building luxury multi family developments they know that the vacancy rate will allow if not demand the use of vouchers to fill them thus diversifying the wealthy areas economicaly and racially. It is actually a great idea to provide a fair living experience for some of our least fortunate residents.

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