As you may recall, a few weeks ago it was announced that the Atlanta Zoning Review Board had approved developers' plans to build a massive new big box retail-heavy, mixed-use development anchored by a Walmart across from the Lindbergh MARTA station (behind the existing big box developments). And though the AZB doesn't have the authority to actually approve such developments, the move was seen as a precursor to the Atlanta City Council doing the same thing. Now comes word that the City Council will hold the application for re-zoning and not vote on it next week, as was previously thought. While some of the controversy surrounding the plans of the Sembler Companies & Fuqua Development is likely tied to their choice of Walmart as a major tenant, opposition to the development is also focused on larger issues related to its size and scope in the face of the already-strained capacities of the roads in the area. Indeed, as anyone attempting to merely traverse the area or get to nearby access for GA 400 or I-85, the traffic is terrible.
· No Decision on Lindbergh Re-Zoning, Walmart this Month [VaHi-Druid Hills Patch]