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Annexed Doraville Businessowners Distressed at Lack of Notice, Liquor Fees, Pour Hours (UPDATE 1

(APN) ATLANTA — The owners of businesses in unincorporated Doraville, the area that lies the northwest of I-85 and north of I-285 just received word from the City of Doraville that as of December 31, 2014, they would be enjoying the benefits of incorporation. ¬†Unfortunately, most, if not all, business owners of the impacted area say they had no notice, […]

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Sandy Springs Requires Council Approval for New Apartments

(APN) ATLANTA — On September 02, 2014, the Sandy Springs City Council passed an ordinance that requires all projects in the C1 and C2 commercial zone areas to be approved by Council before any permits will be approved through the city. ¬†   Prior to that, in July, the City of Sandy Springs had implemented a 60-day moratorium on apartment […]

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New Mature Trees Planted at Buckhead Atlanta Development

By A. Scott Walton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — The brand new Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use development is set to feature a substantial planting of new, mature trees. ¬†   The swooping cranes that languished in states of non-productivity for years have come down; and the six-block assemblage of upscale boutiques, restaurants, and condominiums is poised to […]

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Atlanta Council Prepares to Throw Away Civic Center, despite Thousands Displaced

(APN) ATLANTA — In what is likely to be another near-giveaway of taxpayer-owned property to developers, with no conditions attached, the City Council of Atlanta is set to vote on ordinance 14-O-1191, presented by Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), that will allow the Atlanta Development Authority (ADA, nicknamed Invest Atlanta) to preside over the future of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta […]

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Decatur Opposes Walmart as South Atlanta Begs for One

  (APN) DECATUR — Good Growth Dekalb (GGD), a neighborhood group, has organized a series of Occupy Walmart protests scheduled for January 20 and 27, 2012, and February 03 and 10. Many local residents are opposed to the proposed Walmart that will be located at Suburban Plaza in Decatur at the intersection of Medlock Road, Scott Boulevard, and North Decatur […]

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