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    Active:<br />Skiing, Rafting, Biking, Walking, Sky Diving<br /><br />Passive:<br />Jazz, Architecture, Urban Design (built environment), Real Estate
  1. Or better yet, form a new state. North Georgia...the 51st state.
  2. The article was in the AJC. I tried to find it, but to no avail. I do remember that one was a Dem ans one was a Rep. Apparantly there are a couple differnent projects that this ruling effects, and they are located thgroughout the state.
  3. I read that two state reps have proposed a bill that would seek a constitutional amendment allowing school taxes to be used for TADs. If it passes the GA then it would go to the voters next fall.
  4. If I ever compare Streets of Buckhead (I can't believe that the marketing people didn't realize it would be shortened to SOB!!!) to Atlantic Station, it will only be because of my concern about the totality of the project. The architecture may be different, but the fact remains that a large area of higt density real estate will be developed my a single entity at relatively the same time. The potential to see that urban Disneyland feeling that is so prevalant in AS is a very distinct possibility. I realize that there are far worst tragedies in the world then an entire area being all shiny and n
  5. It's the proposed 15th st bridge not 13th st. There has been talk of capping the connector in that area with a park, but at this time that's all it is...just talk. As far as the buildings go, to my knowledge none of those are actual proposals from anyone. The only thing in that area that I have heard of is TWELVE Midtown but that has at best been postponed.
  6. I promise you maverick I am not mad. You and I actually agree on quite a bit. If you were to go back and read some of my other posts you would know that I am probably much more pessimistic on the future of our oil supplies then you are. For years I advocated the building of mass transit into the burbs. What i have come to realize is that transit does not and will not work in the suburbs, at least American suburbs. They are simply too diffuse to make any real difference in either traffic congestion or energy use. Automobile suburbs are a historical anomoly, and I fully believe that our children
  7. You can disagree all you want, the fact is that once you get outside of the urban core, even in NY, the percentage of commuters that use mass transit is in or just above single digits. As for the rest of the world, show me one country, just one, whose built environment is as dispersed and auto oriented as ours. Canada would probably be the closest and even they really aren't in the same league. I can guess the cities that you would tick off as the examples of "extreme" sucess stories of commuter rail. NY, DC, San Fran, Chicago. You can't compare them to Atlanta. They are a different type o
  8. Some would. I could show you a million studies that say most will not. At least not without a more convenient way to get to their final destination. At a projected cost nearing a billion, yes billion, $$$ I don't think the benefit comes close to warranting that kind of investment. The money would be better spent rebuilding the streetcar system in Atlanta. The reality is that most suburban commuters will not use mass transit, not because they don't want to, but because it is impracticle in a suburban environment.
  9. ...I should clarify... It's not the entire side of the building that is concrete block, just the base of the building. The problem is that Macs Beer and Wine is not tall enough to hide it.
  10. Take a picture of the back side and you'll see that there is no...zero...finish on that side. It is nothing but exposed concrete blocks. It looks pathetic.
  11. ^All that sounds great, but I would question whether the Belltline was the catalyst for all 50 of those projects that are currently under way.
  12. Does that mean the name of the airport will revert to Hartsfield Atlanta International?
  13. The thing I'm tired of is having a thug as a QB. They, whoever they are ( as if the establishment even had the time and inclination to coordinate a witch hunt for Vick), are not picking on anyone. When he finally grows up , realizes he doesn't live in the 'hood anymore, and generally starts acting right, "they" will stop picking on him. In my opinion, we traded the wrong player when we sent Schaub to Houston.
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