Thursday, January 24, 2013
Goal: To mitigate potential traffic problems that come with development.
Neighborhood Planning Unit-W on Wednesday voted in favor of pushing the City Council to enact legislation to mandate professional traffic studies be part of the permitting process for some development projects. As proposed, the measure would require traffic studies on any project that includes the construction of a structure that exceeds 100,000 square feet and/or the the project involves a site that exceeds five acres. The findings from such studies would then be required to be part of the reviews conducted by the city's planning, public works and law departments of development projects. "The city's has absolutely no voice when it comes to transportation projects," Bob Titus, who is chairman of NPU-W's transportation committee, said at …
Friday, November 30, 2012
While not binding on the final outcome, the ARC does have significant clout.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ed Gilgor
Friday, November 30, 2012
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Atlanta Regional Commission announced it will conduct an Area Plan Review of the 800 Glenwood Place application. This is similar to a Development of Regional Impact study, but without the weight of withholding Georgia Regional Transportation Authority transportation dollars to the City. It has persuasive authority, which is not insubstantial. Neighborhood Planning Unit-W will determine the best way to make such that there is public involvement in this process. Once we learn more, it will be passed on. Please note that Neighborhood Planning Unit-W also has created a Facebook page to disseminate accurate and current information regarding this application. Thank you. Mr. Gilgor, a resident of East Atlanta, is …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Several neighborhood planning groups, answer NPU-W's call for support.
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 …