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
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.