November Updates

New Rental Townhomes near Indian Creek Marta
Board of Commissioners will Vote on Nov. 19

Kaplan Residential is proposing to build 230 rental townhomes just south of the Indian Creek Marta station, and north of Redan Road.  The Board of Commissioners will vote on the case Nov. 19, and you are welcome to attend the meeting.

This complex will be managed full-time by Kaplan. It includes pocket parks and amenities. The apartments are 1 – 3 bedrooms, and the rent is expected to range from $1,150 – $2,100.

Nov. 19  5:30 p.m. Board of Commissioners Meeting
https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/94883110323  

The District 5 Community Council recommended approval of the plan with the condition that the firm work with Marta to provide smooth pedestrian access from the community to the Marta station. The firm has made changes to the plan in response the input.

(From Kaplan)  Pedestrian connections to MARTA:   In addition to the sidewalks at the secondary access drive that connect to the Elder Lane sidewalk, we have added sidewalks connecting to Elder Lane from the pocket park (SE corner), from each unit facing the public ROW, and from the NW corner of the site (subject to MARTA approval).   We also have delineated raised pedestrian crossings at driveway entrances. These changes are responsive to the Community Council’s condition of approval.

The Planning Commission recommended a full cycle deferral, but the vote was based in part on a misunderstanding of the submitted documents.

If you would like to see the townhome plans, click on

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XeQX5JVZOipNW_cGpzc2GxQfAyFudMt4/view?usp=sharing

The firm also provided the traffic impact study, which you may see at

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gHTzk5jJUpqf8pNpBZckoZ9SKbdMm9T2/view?usp=sharing

GHHCDC Meets Nov. 21

The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corp. is meeting Nov. 21, 10 a.m., virtually, of course.   We will discuss what we have been doing during this challenging year and what we hope to accomplish next year.

Please click this link:

https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/jrcostello

If you have not used Web Ex before, give yourself a few extra minutes so that it can download to your computer.

Your Opinion Matters

Surveys to share your thoughts on community plans and parks

DeKalb County Long-Range Plan

The DeKalb County Planning & Sustainability Department is asking for your feedback on the Five-Year Comprehensive Plan Update. This is a mandatory five-year update required by the Department of Community Affairs that every County must comply with to maintain its Qualified Local Government status. Your input plays a vital role in the development of the plan and will guide the future growth and redevelopment of the County.  Please participate by taking the survey and do encourage others to get involved in the Comprehensive Plan update. The planning department will share results of the survey in the next Comprehensive Plan public meeting.

DeKalb Long-Range Plan Survey link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=J1UtKf-r_0W8krHbEDdge-5zzAne4ZpGsa2R6nRLUb5UNzVHMEU5WkhJSlYzNVRMMVdIMzFGWEdQWiQlQCN0PWcu

You may also read the executive summary at: 
https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sites/default/files/users/user3566/Exec_Summary.pdf

Hidden Historic Farm on Redan Road
The 9.2-acre park at 5338 Redan Road, a short distance from Redan High School, is undergoing a visioning process with Park Pride. What should the park be?  It was a working farm for most of its history, starting from the late 1800s, and includes several structures – some of them with historic value.

Your opinion is crucial to the success of this process. Take this survey and share your ideas:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5811381/5338-Redan-Road

Once you’re there, you can register for the December 9 public meeting and watch for yard signs around the neighborhood. We will be asking for your honest feedback every step of the way.

For more information, be sure to visit our website at https://5338-redan.wixsite.com/welcome

Glenwood Road and Columbia Drive

The goal is to identify capital investment and policy changes that can support a more livable, pedestrian-friendly environment at this key intersection.

Register for a public input session on Nov. 18 – all done ONLINE. 
Two design workshops:

12 – 1 pm. Envisioning Opportunities (covers overall vision for land use and mobility in the area)

6 – 7:30 pm Planning for Redevelopment (pull together the ideas brought forth earlier in the day and come up with at least one redevelopment alternative

http://bit.ly/GlenwoodColumbia

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