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Emory Village Update : 1 hour parking, PEDS award

From the Alliance to Improve Emory Village

Walmart in Suburban Plaza? tell us your concerns

We will be representing CHCA at a meeting with our commissioner.  If you have any concerns, comments, or questions regarding Walmart moving into Suburban Plaza, please email us at info AT

As an example, North Decatur Heights recently published this list on their website.

Walmart meeting reports

Four reports so far: MANA, Patch, Dean Tarrell's Tweets, Jim Smith's notes.

1.) From MANA:

A.) Re: our November 2 meeting, we are typing up our notes about the meeting and will share those in the very near future.  Thank you all for a great meeting!  If you have questions or comments, please email  [See their blog for]  a few images shared by the Selig and Walmart representatives who attended the meeting. Click to enlarge. Please note that these are concepts and not finalized versions. Your feedback is welcome.

B.) Where are we on the Suburban Plaza Development Plan?

Suburban Plaza and Walmart

Event Date and Time: 
11/02/2011 - 7:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Location: N. Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Rd.  This meeting is open to all. We expect representatives from Suburban Plaza, Walmart, and local government. We ask that folks refrain from parking in the lot across the street from the N. Decatur Presbyterian Church (i.e., Relish Salon, Natural Buzz, etc.) as this interferes with their business. Thank you in advance for being neighborly :)

MANA representatives (as well as other stakeholders in the area) have met with Suburban Plaza representatives. Here are the highlights of what we know so far:

Suburban Plaza redevelopment proposal includes Walmart

At a county community council meeting earlier this week, Scott Selig, the owner of Suburban Plaza, presented to the neighborhood representatives a redevelopment plan.  Suburban Plaza sits between Church St. and Medlock Rd. on N Decatur Rd.  See map here.  The plan has WalMart as an anchor.  Other retailers were approached, but Walmart was apparently the only one with funding and interest.  Walmart has offered to place underground all of their parking spaces and to add extensive landscaping.  The county has expressed interest in making the N Decatur/Scott/Medlock intersection more pedestrian friendly.  Further discussions are proposed, and details will be added here as they emerge.  See June posting on DecaturMetro blog here and July report in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch here.

Emory Point begins construction

From Emory Report re: mixed residential/commercial development on Clifton Road: Housing, dining, retail options under way on Clifton Road By David Payne. Construction officially kicked off this month on Emory Point, a mixed-use project across from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Clifton Road that includes street-level shops, restaurants and residential units. The project is being developed by Cousins Properties.  The first phase of Emory Point will feature 80,000 square feet of retail space and 443 luxury apartments. An announcement regarding the retail tenants is expected this fall, and pre-leasing for the apartments, managed by Gables Residential, will begin next spring. This phase of the development is expected to open in the fall of 2012.  Future phases are anticipated, which may include a mix of apartments and condominiums and additional retail.  Read more.

Walmart coming to Suburban Plaza?

From CHCA president Suzan Rowe: Earlier this month a blog posting reported that Selig Enterprises had reached a deal with Dekalb County to re-develop Suburban Plaza and build a Wal-Mart on the site. Upon hearing of the report, the CHCA board checked in with our District Commissioner, Jeff Rader. The board expressed concern that the developer had not sought comment from the surrounding neighborhoods regarding the nature and possible impacts of the development.

Medlock School cell tower plan update

From Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Dekalb County School System has posted the full scope of their cell tower plan, see  .  For Medlock Elementary, you will see they list two potential sites.... [Read more.]

Report on proposed cellphone tower at Medlock School

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association:  DeKalb Co. School Board: Can you hear me now? The following recap/editorial of the May 11 meeting is not an official statement from the MANA board. It was volunteered by a long-time neighbor and MANA member. "Representatives from T-Mobile; DeKalb Co. Board of Education member Donald McChesney (District 2 representative, which covers Medlock Elementary); and Steve Donahue (Executive Director of Plant Services, Dekalb Co. County Schools) were at hand last evening to hear what the MANA community had to say about the proposed construction of a cell phone tower at Medlock Elementary. Close to 100 neighbors attended...." Read More.

Cell Phone Tower Proposal Community Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
05/11/2011 - 6:00pm

From DeKalb County : Community meetings will be held at the locations listed below for members of the community to be informed of the proposal to locate cell phone towers in various areas of DeKalb County to improve the communication service in DeKalb. The presentation will be made by representatives of T-Mobile.  Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Medlock Elementary School .

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