Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The small subdivision is on hold - for now.
A DeKalb County judge is reviewing the reviewing the controversial Clifton Ridge subdivision, putting work on hold at least for a few days, according to a report on AJC.COM. Attorney Robert Buckler wants to build seven homes on about three acres near the intersection of Clifton and Oxford roads and subdivide it, including a cul de sac. Many residents of the historic district say the development violates building guidelines for the area and the Druid Hills Civic Association opposes the project. Buckler has said he has the proper approvals for the project. The AJC reports that Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson could rule this week on whether to extend a stop work order on the project, but it could be months before she rules on whether …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
An attorney for the Druid Hills Civic Association says another lawsuit is likely.
The DeKalb Zoning Board of Appeals has denied an appeal from the Druid Hills Civic Association that would have prevented the construction of the Clifton Ridge subdivision project. The appeal was represented by two DeKalb County commissioners, Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon, who were appearing as residents in the case. Clifton Ridge developers were recently given a land disturbance permit that allowed them to proceed on the project. Rader and Gannon were hoping the board would reject the permit. Instead, the board voted 3-1 to deny Rader’s and Gannon’s appeals to the permit. The hearing followed a DeKalb County Superior Court judge's issuance of a temporary restraining order that halted work on the project for 30 days so the court could …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Opponents say project is not in keeping with character of Druid Hills.
The group of Druid Hills residents who oppose the Clifton Ridge Subdivision project will have another opportunity to voice their displeasure before the DeKalb County Zoning Appeals Board, which has scheduled a 1 p.m. hearing Feb. 13 in the Maloof Building, 1300 Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur. The hearing follows a DeKalb County Superior Court judge's issuance of a temporary restraining order halting work on the project for a 30-day period so the court can address concerns raised by the Druid Hills Civic Association, which opposes the subdivision. Atlanta attorney Robert Buckler wants to build seven homes on roughly three acres off Cfifton and Oxford roads. Opponents say the plans are not in keeping with the character of the historic …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Developer: "They can protest until the cows come home."
A group of Druid Hills residents protested the development of a residential subdivision on Clifton Road last week after a crew arrived to begin clearing land. But the crew stopped work after a DeKalb County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order halting work for the next 30 days so the court can address concerns of the Druid Hills Civic Association, which has opposed the development known as the Clifton Ridge Subdivision. "[This development] is just very contrary to the nature of how Druid Hills was designed," said Mark Goldman, one of the protesters who lives about five homes down from the proposed development near the corner of Clifton and Oxford roads. Atlanta attorney Robert Buckler wants to build seven homes on …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Druid Hills Civic Association held an emergency session of its Executive Committee, and unanimously called for an investigation into how the permit was approved.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
The Druid Hills Civic Association released the following statement on Dec. 31: Druid Hills Civic Association calls on CEO Burrell Ellis to revoke a subdivision permit within the Druid Hills Historic District and investigate alleged improprieties in its issuance. On December 17, 2012, a development permit was issued for the Clifton Ridge Subdivision (1142, 1150, 1158 Clifton Rd.). This permit was issued without the required certificate of appropriateness from the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission. “The Druid Hills Civic Association respectfully requests that CEO Burrell Ellis revoke this permit,” said Bruce MacGregor, President of the Druid Hills Civic Association. The proposed subdivision would divide three single-home lots …