8186Re: Lindbergh City Center Transit Oriented Development
- Mar 8, 2005However :-)
It did occur to me that some of the other people perusing this list
may not have Atlanta figured out, so for the benefit of others, I'll
take stabs at the questions, even though you've provided an
authoritative answer (those in a hurry might just want to skim down to
the word "no" at the bottom, and save yourselves the bother of
actually reading about the specifics of the neighborhoods).
--- In email@example.com, "emccaughrin"
>Actually "neighborhoods" would be more accurate.
> I'm not particularly familiar with the neighborhood, so perhaps you
> can answer the standard "TOD" questions
Here are a pair of mapquest links. The first is oriented to
Peachtree, the second to Piedmont. Lindbergh Drive is the common bond.
South of Lindbergh is Peachtree Hills, and is dominated by large
apartment complexes from various eras to the east (adjacent to tje
southside of Lindbergh Station) and a collection of postwar minimal
traditionals and ranch houses to the west (closer to Peachtree).
North of Lindbergh is Garden Hills (pre-WWI suburb) and Peachtree
Height East (haven't walked it in awhile, but my memory has it pegged
as post WWII suburban form. Denser than modern suburb, but not urban).
To the East of Piedmont is the Lindbergh/Morosgo area (the last time I
walked around there mostly apartment buildings, heavily Latino, with
ranch houses around the periphery).
>There is already a supermarket, elementery school, hardware store, and
> Will there be a supermarket in walking distance? Will the kids be
> able to walk to school? How about a nearby hardware store?
> Drugstore? Dentist? Hairdresser?
druggist in walking distance of the East neighborhoods. I'm not sure
about dentists and hairdressers, but the chance of those facilities
not being along Peachtree is slim. The problem with the Buckhead
neighborhoods (at least those near Peachtree or Piedmont_ has never
been lack of amenities within walking distance. It's been the
conditions for walking.
The walking conditions are not ideal in the north neighborhoods, but
they're not horrible either, and this has little to do with the
Lindbergh MARTA station.
>Don't know what sort of zoning was applied, or if the whole thing was
> Has the city rezoned the land within (at least) a 1-mile radius of
> the station to be very high-density, mixed-use? Have the mandatory
> parking requirements been eliminated, or greatly reduced?
handled through variances, but if the dynamic with the neighborhood
associations followed the normal pattern, high density was probably
nixed except in the areas already dominated be apartments. When I
find out I'll post it here.
>Once again, being a long time Atlantan, it's nice to know someone who
> Knowing Atlanta, I suspect that the answer to most of these
> questions is "no".
can talk about the intown neighborhoods with authority. Most people
just spout cliches about the city.
> As such, this is yet another misuse of the
> term "TOD". While it's nice that it makes you personally happy, most
> of us have slightly higher standards, particuarly if taxpayers are
> spending a fortune subsidizing a vastly underperforming heavy-rail
> metro line nearby.
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