Blog: Say No to Walmart Project in Buckhead

Buckhead Patch blogger Molly Reed Woo explains her opposition to a project that could bring a Walmart store to Buckhead. What do you think of this redevelopment proposal for the Lindbergh area?

What are your thoughts on the proposals for redevelopment for this area? Do you want more big retail shops in the Lindbergh area?

Do you prefer the status quo?

Would you like to see another approach to bringing new life to the area?

Tell us what you think in the comments area below.

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ChadK October 01, 2012 at 07:44 PM
No! No! No! If this goes through, we need change out a few officials.
Bob October 02, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I consider "The Dump" with a huge parking lot as "big box", and I've seen little or no change in traffic. The one positive is the addition of JOBS, badly needed.
marc October 02, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Poor job by Atlanta City Council. The city needs jobs and property tax revenues. Walmart will not fail to pay their property taxes. This is a transit friendly urban infill location and by definition that involves a mix of retail and residential. Sorry you NIMBY's don't like Walmart, maybe the Socialist Weavers and Potters Co-op will be more successful.
arctk2011tj October 02, 2012 at 08:29 PM
The argument isn't against Walmart as a retailer. The argument is against the big-box development as a development pattern in the area that's supposed to have higher density use. Walmart has plenty of precedents and stores that address a more dense layout and work well to serve adding jobs to the area. That being said another development that becomes mostly a parking lot screened under a guise of "mixed use" to screen that very surface lot is NOT in any way mixed-use nor urban which are what the development calls for....
Chris H October 02, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Tyler, I agree with you. This is not about Walmart this is about smart urban development and to not continue with the suburban style designs that blanket Buckhead already. Just look at the Publix that's in the bottom of the condo towers at Peachtree Place and Spring street in Midtown. No surface parking lots and a relatively small footprint. That is what good land use is all about. If the developer was doing something like that, I would be so happy for them to come into the neighborhood and it be a Walmart in the project. This design they did not even try. Most of it is a parking lot with a park thrown in at the corner. Just awful.


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