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McDonald's proposes second drive thru lane

Event Date and Time: 
03/19/2013 - 7:00pm

From the McDonald's rep. Note that CHCA board members are proposing conditions to improve pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking: "McDonald’s restaurant is proposing to add a second drive thru lane to their existing restaurant located at 2077 N. Decatur Road.  We will be holding a community meeting on March 19 at 7:00 pm at the restaurant and welcome your comments.  See attached flyer for additional information.

Developer statement on Walmart ruling

From Suburban Plaza owner Scott Selig re: the recent Zoning Board of Appeals rejection of Good Growth DeKalb's challenge to the building permits issued for Walmart.

Major Planning Study to Focus on Area Surrounding Suburban Plaza

From commissioners Rader and Gannon:  Decatur, Ga. DeKalb Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader are   pleased to announce that DeKalb County has been awarded a Livable   Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant by the Atlanta Regional   Commission for the area surrounding Suburban Plaza. The planning study   will bring together citizens, businesses and property owners to reach a   consensus on future development and public improvements in the area. The   study area includes portions of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Roads   from Medlock Road to DeKalb Industrial Way, as well as Church Street.

Anti-Walmart group loses appeal

From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "... The project is now cleared to move forward, unless Good Growth DeKalb decides to file additional lawsuits to block the project....." [Read more.]

Anti-Walmart group appeals permit 2/13/13

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Good Growth DeKalb, the local organization fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in North Decatur, has filed an appeal against the redevelopment and will get a chance to argue its case [today].  Selig Enterprises, which was recently issued a building permit to move forward, will go before the DeKalb County Board of Appeals on Feb.

DeKalb Medical Center area gets redevelopment grant

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Atlanta Regional Commission granted $120,000 toward a "Livable Centers Intiative" study for the area last week.
...." [Read more.]

Anti-Walmart rally

From Good Growth DeKalb: Friday, February 1, 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Suburban Plaza, Intersection of Scott Boulevard, N. Decatur and Medlock Roads. Please join us at the last of our three winter rallies.  [Read more.]

Anti-Walmart group appeals building permit

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "MANA has received clarification on the basis of the appeal, filed January 9th by Good Growth Dekalb’s (GGD) attorney.... The appeal states that:

1) Medlock Road is not an authorized truck route, and therefore Walmart's use of this road violates DeKalb Code Section 17-94
2) various hydrology requirements were not met, and
3) there are various violations of the county Tree Protection Ordinance

Emory Point on Clifton Rd "open for business"

From their P.R. agency: Retailers at Emory Point, the $100+ million project in the Clifton Corridor near Emory, are now open for business. The project is the first ground-up retail development in the Emory market in 20 years, and the marketplace showed an appetite for the location. Emory Point is now 90 percent committed with only three spaces left to lease, and Cousins plans to add more retail space. The development, by Cousins Properties and Gables Residential, brings a diverse group of national and local shops to the marketplace such as CVS, LOFT, Jos A Bank, Francesca’s Collections, as well as eateries like Paradise Biryani Pointe, a casual Indian café with Persian and Middle Eastern influence, General Muir, from the makers of West Egg, the Atlanta debut of Burgerfi, a Florida-based casual restaurant known for its gourmet burgers, and La Tagliatella, an Italian restaurant concept from Europe.

Anti-Walmart rally Jan. 4

From Good Growth DeKalb: Please join our rally from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Suburban Plaza. [Read more]

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