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Scott Bl redevelopment meetings

Event Date and Time: 
07/08/2013 - 7:00pm

From Theresa Same of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association board: Hi all, You may have heard rumblings about the redevelopment of Scott Blvd Baptist Church.  We've posted the very preliminary plans that were presented to us at a small meeting called by Commissioner Rader on Monday night.  The community meeting for

Scott Blvd. Baptist Church redevelopment plans

From MANA: "Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader met with neighborhood representatives for a brief update on the proposed development at the site of the Scott Blvd. Baptist Church (2532 N Decatur Rd.).

DeKalb's new Opportunity Zones

From the county CEO's office: The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted on May 28 to target the following communities or areas as Opportunity Zones: Bouldercrest | Panthersville | Wesley Chapel | Snapfinger Woods | Lithonia Industrial | Stonecrest | Rock Mountain | Tilson | Stone Mountain | Royal Atlanta | I-85 | Kensington | Zonolite | Montreal Industrial | Ponce de Leon

County declares unincorporated areas "slums" for fed money

From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "The DeKalb Board of Commissioners and CEO Burrell Ellis have officially declared much of unincorporated Decatur as a slum--a designation already applied to much of downtown Avondale Estates.  On Monday, Ellis announced the approval of the so-called Opportunity Zone Designation and Urban Redevelopment Plan that targets 15 county areas....

Dekalb Zoning Code changes

The county seeks public input on proposed changes.  MANA has a good summary here

County's Urban Redevelopment Program meeting notes

From Thomas Doolittle: Subject: Public Hearing Required to Amend DeKalb County's Urban Redevelopment Plan (Urban Redevelopment Area) April 25, 2013. Moderated by Luz Borerro, Dep. COO Development 404-371-2562

**Note: 15 Opportunity Zone(s) Map (page 21) [Editor's note: this document may have been removed.  It was not available at the time of this post.]

Meeting to expand County's Urban Redevelopment Plan area

Event Date and Time: 
04/24/2013 - 6:30pm

From the county CEO's office:  DeKalb County will hold a public hearing on April 24, 2013 to expand the boundaries of the DeKalb County Urban Redevelopment Area and amend the DeKalb County Urban Redevelopment Plan. [It currently includes our area.] The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Manuel J.

Mixed development increasing inside the perimeter

From the Reporter Newspapers: "As the Perimeter fills in, many believe mixed-use development will become the standard pattern of development...." [Read more]

Notes on meeting with McDonald's on proposed changes

This is in regard to the proposed changes in the drive through McDonald's on N Decatur Road near Clairmont Road. From Pat Thomas, posted originally on the Civic Association Network, reposted with permission: "Last night, I went to the pre-submittal community meeting for the McDonald's on N. Decatur Road. Two McDonald's representatives were there, and I guess I represented the community. It was just the 3 of us.

Lawsuit may delay Suburban Plaza redevelopment

From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "Good Growth DeKalb's lawsuit against DeKalb County over the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza will delay the project's start, the North Decatur shopping center's management said Tuesday...." [Read more]

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