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DeKalb promises changes at ‘chamber of horrors' animal shelter  | ajc.com

DeKalb promises changes at ‘chamber of horrors' animal shelter  | ajc.com | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Faced with a damning citizen task force report and thousands of emails and letters from concerned residents, DeKalb officials committed Tuesday to changing how they run the county animal shelter.
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Garden Hills Proposal Gets Less Halloweeny, More Palatable

Garden Hills Proposal Gets Less Halloweeny, More Palatable | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
[New proposal for the site. Image by Brand Properties via BuckheadView].
In the battle against bad design, Buckhead residents seem to have scored a victory this week.
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Gainesville-to-Atlanta train, all aboard! | Route 666

Gainesville-to-Atlanta train, all aboard! | Route 666 | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
One of the tantalizing "what-ifs" surrounding a possible Amtrak station in Doraville is the potential for Gainesville to gain instant train access to the Atlanta airport.

If, as some suggest, the old GM auto assembly plant can be redeveloped to include an Amtrak station, it would link intercity passenger rail to the existing Doraville MARTA station. Local MARTA and Xpress bus service, too.

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Whether product of tactical urbanism or community effort, East Atlanta has a park

Whether product of tactical urbanism or community effort, East Atlanta has a park | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Residents of East Atlanta who helped build a community gathering place found that they built something in addition to a park – a real sense of community. To hear Joe Peery describe it, the community park came together in a fashion similar to the soup in the folktale about stone soup.
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GREAT story of a community coming together to make something happen.

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Atlanta launches $280M plan to fill Bellwood Quarry - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta launches $280M plan to fill Bellwood Quarry - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
A chemical spill in the Elk River last year left 300,000 residents of Charleston, W.Va., without potable drinking water for 10 days, taking an estimated $61 million toll on businesses.
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We so, so, so take water for granted. This has been part of the plan for the quarry. I'd just love to get to the bottom ONCE, before it's filled.

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Plans Underway to Redevelop Memorial Drive

Plans Underway to Redevelop Memorial Drive | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
The street that stretches from downtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain may get a new look. Atlanta City Council member Natalyn Archibong is leading the effort
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Things can change, but some can stay the same too....preserving some of the "classic" things of an area like Daddy D'z is an important part of a neighborhood and we should be careful not to "run them out of town."

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Pop Up Retail

Pop Up Retail | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
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There is still time today to check out the DowntownPopUpShops! 

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Buckhead's Answer To Beltline Will Break Ground This Month

Buckhead's Answer To Beltline Will Break Ground This Month | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Great news for multi-use trail zealots: The first phase of PATH400, a Beltlineian trail that will wend for 5.2 miles through Buckhead parallel to Ga. 400, is set to...
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Construction Issues Push Atlanta Streetcar Budget to Nearly $100 Million

Construction Issues Push Atlanta Streetcar Budget to Nearly $100 Million | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Atlanta’s top transportation official says the city’s streetcar project is likely about $6 million over budget, pushing its total cost to nearly $100
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Imagine that...a transportation project over it's original budget.

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Cruising Route 66 in a Rolls-Royce Station Wagon

Cruising Route 66 in a Rolls-Royce Station Wagon | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Have you ever seen a Rolls-Royce station wagon? They’re out there, and Burt Hunter and his wife, Mary Leong, drove one across the country.
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I love to road trip across the country....take the back roads, find the little country stores and restaurants......

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We’ve got five years to create a thriving area around new Falcons stadium

We’ve got five years to create a thriving area around new Falcons stadium | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
As Invest Atlanta voted for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium on April 4, board member Joseph Brown said success would be measured by “what does it look like across the street from the stadium” in 2017...
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Exactly why the City of Doraville had no interest in seeing this stadium in their back yard! Let's see what the next Five years bring in terms of redevelopment in the area....

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Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York

Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Though modular building has been around for a while, more developers and architects are embracing it.
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This could be an interesting building alternative in Atlanta...I recall that the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio was built this way...so I supsect a high-rise condo building could be done the same way...

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Real World Homeowner Association Stories

Real World Homeowner Association Stories | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
In the world of community association management, there is never an end to the crazy and sometimes idiotic things folks will do.
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While I'm not a Property Manager, as a real estate agent, I've seen some interesting rules that are presented to owners and AGENTS in condo buildings. I always say, if there is some wierd rule, something happened to cause it.

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BuckheadView: Loudermilk Companies secures Hilton Garden Inn franchise for hotel next to Buckhead Theatre

BuckheadView: Loudermilk Companies secures Hilton Garden Inn franchise for hotel next to Buckhead Theatre | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
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22 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in Atlanta This September

22 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in Atlanta This September | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Best month ever?
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Some awesome things happening in Atlanta during the Month of September!!! Check them out! 

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Asbury Automotive to build new Nissan, Infiniti dealerships at GM plant redevelopment - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Asbury Automotive to build new Nissan, Infiniti dealerships at GM plant redevelopment - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Company paid $19 million for 20 acres at the 165-acre redevelopment known as "Assembly".
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This was not the first news that people wanted to hear from a transit-oriented development, but the Master Plan did call for this part of the site, farthest possible from the MARTA station to be automotive use. Let's just figure that their new Infinity or Nissan will have low mileage because the will see this cool place to live and work, called Assembly Doraville, and they will move here! 

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Ridgeline Property Group to develop 365,000 sf warehouse along I-285 - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Ridgeline Property Group to develop 365,000 sf warehouse along I-285 - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Developers still look far outside the city, but more are turning to older industrial areas closer to Atlanta that saw their heyday 20 or more years ago.
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You could say a sleeping giant has awoken! The sudden interest and focus on the I-285/I-85 Doraville area is becoming very interesting!

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Assembling a City - The Architect's Newspaper

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Perkins Eastman designs a city on the former site of an Atlanta car factory. - Short, direct, and lively, The Architect's Newspaper is the essential read in the field.
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This is going to be an amazing and exciting place as it develops. And Third Rail Studios will be the first part!

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Serial entrepreneur Noonan backs startup SalesLoft - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Serial entrepreneur Noonan backs startup SalesLoft - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
SalesLoft, a software startup that helps businesses find customers, has received the imprimatur of Tom Noonan, Atlanta’s high priest of enterprise technology.
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Holyfield's Heavyweight Manse Sells For Measly $5.8M

Holyfield's Heavyweight Manse Sells For Measly $5.8M | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Talk about a real deal. The folks at Redfin have confirmed that rapper Rick Ross has purchased the monstrous former Fayetteville home...
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It was not a Hollywood actor-type taking up residence that purchased this monster of a mansion, but let's hope that Rick Ross can keep the place up. 

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2014 @GT_Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site - RamblinWreck.com

2014 @GT_Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site - RamblinWreck.com | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Season tickets for the 2014 Georgia Tech baseball season are now on sale.
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Some reasonable pricing for this GATech sport! Might consider this one....not sure!!

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Atlanta is No. 4 in "happiest cities" survey | 11alive.com

Atlanta is No. 4 in "happiest cities" survey | 11alive.com | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
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Now of course they did not take this poll of people at 4pm on the Downtown Connector on a Friday, right?

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Atlanta Spring Festivals 2013 Guide - May 2013 | Festivals in North Georgia - My Midtown Mojo

Atlanta Spring Festivals 2013 Guide - May 2013 | Festivals in North Georgia - My Midtown Mojo | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Atlanta Spring Festivals 2013 Guide has info on festivals around Atlanta in May. Check out the Atlanta Spring Festivals 2013 Guide for Festivals in North Georgia
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Looking for Festival information for something to do in May! Look No Further! 

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Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York

Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Though modular building has been around for a while, more developers and architects are embracing it.
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This could be an interesting building alternative for Atlanta condominum buildings! I recall the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio was built this way.

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Atlanta Luxury Real Estate | 700 Foxhollow Run | Former Braves Pitcher's Estate

Atlanta Luxury Real Estate | 700 Foxhollow Run | Former Braves Pitcher's Estate | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
Atlanta has a couple things very much in common with Los Angeles. We make movies, and we have some impressive luxury real estate. The one thing we probably don't have is a Map of the Movie Stars ho...
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I mean, your own football field, golf course, tennis AND basketball court. And I think an 8-car garage. What else do you need???

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Big Nerd Ranch Plants Big Footprint with Atlanta HQ

Big Nerd Ranch Plants Big Footprint with Atlanta HQ | Other Atlanta News Events | Scoop.it
I am often amazed at some of the companies that call Atlanta home…and I (or maybe YOU) don’t even know it. This story comes on the heels of my post about Atlanta Top 10 City for Technol...
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I wanna go to the Ranch...it sounds awesome!!!

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