Several Atlanta neighborhood planning groups have voiced support of NPU-W's call for unified opposition to the planned Glenwood Place development in Grant Park.
NPU-W advocates for the interests of several southeast Atlanta communities, including Grant Park, Ormewood Park and East Atlanta.
Last week, its chairman, East Atlanta attorney Ed Gilgor, sent a letter to the City of Atlanta Office of Planning and the city's 25 other NPUs outlining its reasons for opposing Fuqua Development's Glenwood Place project.
Plans call for 199,050 square feet of retail — including an anchor tenant that would take 155,000 square feet — and some 1,000 parking spaces to a site at Bill Kennedy Way and Glenwood Avenue in Grant Park.
NPU-W says the project contradicts and violates development guidelines outlined in the Atlanta BeltLine Master Plan and the BeltLine Overlay District regulations.
So far, NPU-W has received support from NPU-B, which includes Peachtree Hills, Buckhead Heights and Garden Hills; NPU-E, which includes Midtown, Sherwood Forest and Ansley Park, and NPU-V, which includes Summerhill, Peoplestown and Capitol Gateway.
"NPU-W thanks its sister NPUs for their support," Gilgor told East Atlanta Patch. "It hopes that the city will stand by the Beltline plan. It also hopes that Fuqua Development will reconsider its application and engage the community in a collaborative fashion as opposed to an adversarial one."
Created in 1974, NPUs are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the mayor and city council on zoning, land-use and other planning issues.
The city's 230 neighborhoods are divided into 25 of them.