This page is to help keep you informed of important happenings that are going on in and around our neighborhood. These entries will generally have some type of impact on the neighborhood and the quality of life within the neighborhood. If you have information that is not listed on this page and you think it is important to the neighborhood, please send an e-mail to the president or webmaster to have it included here.
Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition
The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition is made up of concerned residents of Lindridge-Martin Manor, LaVista Park, and Woodland Hills. It is their aim to plan for and study the issues that face this corridor. They are embarking on an effort to bring in outside expertise to help develop a Master Plan for the corridor to have an influence on the changes that are facing us. For more information about this group please visit their website at:
MARTA line between Lindbergh Station and Clifton Cooridor
As you may or may not be aware, MARTA and the Clifton Corridor have partnered to conduct the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Alternative Analysis. The purpose of this study is to determine a way to connect Lindbergh Center MARTA Station to the Clifton Corridor and the City of Decatur.
MARTA has recently announced three different scenarios for the project using the CSX rail corridor behind Arnold Ave. In two of these scenarios, MARTA is proposing heavy rail transit (HRT); this is what MARTA’s current lines use. It is also anticipated that in order to put these lines in, there may have to be right-of-way acquisitions in the surrounding neighborhoods of Woodland Hills, Lindridge Martin Manor, Morningside Lenox Park, and Zonolite should this project move forward.
WHNA’s position on these developments is as follows:
- No property acquisitions
- No HRT. A light rail transit system with stops along the path will help serve the surrounding communities without the disturbances of a HRT line
- We are against any plan that imposes a burden on Woodland Hills without any benefits to our neighborhood.
- Reroute/remove the CSX trains to allow for these additional transit lines.
For more information on the current proposals, please visit
Maps affecting our neighborhood depicting what the current proposal can be seen here:
Also visit http://www.lindberghlavista.org/ for any updates.
SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramps
The Georgia Department Of Transportation (GDOT) has submitted Early Coordination Requests to the City of Atlanta's Department of Planning and Community Development including the Department's Transportation Planning Division and Urban Design Commission. This same request was also sent to City Councilmembers. As GDOT explained, "The Department sends out routine early coordination letters like these to local government staff as the very first step forward in studying a project area."
LLCC has been designated to be the contact organization between GDOT and our neighborhoods.
For more information about the project, click on the following LLCC link:
Livable Communities Coalition
Livable Communities Coalition is pleased to announce that the Collaborative Planning Initiative for the Briarcliff/N. Druid Hills study area that you are participating in is under way.
For updated information, a copy of the timeframe of the process and the meeting notes from the March 14th public hearing, please visit http://www.LivableCommunitiesCoalition.org.
DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan 2005-2025
Just received this from the President of the Merry Hills association. It's the results and plan of a study of Dekalb County that started in 2004. It's also a mission statement of sorts of what they want to be by 2025.
The current draft that is to be adopted by the BOC (board of commissioners) has a major change from that which the public saw in September: added 3 town centers to be developed in our immediate area, one each at the intersections of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff Roads, LaVista and North Druid Hills Roads, and Briarcliff and LaVista Roads. Town Centers are the second highest density development that is possible under the plan. This will severely impact neighborhoods in and surrounding these intersections as well as anyone who travels through the area.
The 3 town centers are designated in purple on page 74 of the January Draft Comp Plan online at http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/planning/pdf/longRange/CommAgenda_Doc.pdf (9.92M .pdf)
Changes to Briarcliff Road
For several years there have been plans available for intersection improvements at two locations on Briarcliff Road. Public hearings were held on these proposals two years ago. These plans have not moved forward due to lack of funding. The files are rather large, so be patient while they download.
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