I’ll Tell Ya Where to Put Your Parking Deck…

…or you can tell me. It’ll be a party? Hm.

Piedmont Park Parking Deck Proposal
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) will be presenting the parking deck proposal to the Atlanta City Council next Tuesday, November 15th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Development / Human Resources (CDHR) Committee Meeting at City Hall.

Public comments will be heard, should you wish to attend:

WHAT: Community Development / Human Resources (CDHR) Committee to hear ABG parking deck proposal.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15th at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue on the 2nd Floor in Committee Room 2

10 Comments so far

  1. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 6:21 pm

    I welcome the deck and don’t think that it will add to the already large amount of traffic in that area. People that want to go to Piedmont Park already go there and some of us that like to go there don’t like parking on the side streets thereby creating more side street traffic. If the plan that I saw in “The Story” is true and accurate the deck and other plans will expand the size of the park and add other amenitys.

    I’m also tired of the semi-elitist attitude of the people that live near the park that act as if it is their park.

  2. Maigh (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

    You had me at “hello”.

    Ok seriously though? Your point was quacktastic right up until that last sentence…informed, unemotional, articulate even. Then ya kinda crapped the bed by name calling.

    Love ya hunny, I’m just sayin’…educatation and communication are key here. Resorting to playground antics – notsomuch.

    Kissy boo!

  3. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 1:02 am

    I know it seems like name calling but I’ve spoken with quite a few homeowners very near the park. They seem to want to enjoy the park (like everyone else) but don’t quite want to share it with all the others.

    I also feel the park sorely needs a new Arts Festival like the good old days before one of our great (sarcasm) mayors nixed it.

  4. Maigh (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 7:08 am

    And those opposed, what’s the argument?

    I have to consider that Central Park doesn’t have a deck and they manage just fine. Different city/dynamics, I know.

    What’s the goal of the deck? To bring more folks in from the burbs? If so, how many? Is it pay parking? If so, how much? Where will the procfeeeds go? To paying for the deck or to park improvements? Both?

  5. CM (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 12:10 pm

    Since you acknowledge that NY is a different city with a different dynamic, what’s the point of bringing up Central Park at all?

    That’s like saying “I have to consider that Maigh hasn’t won a Nobel prize. Einstein could win a Nobel prize; why can’t Maigh?”

    The goal of the deck is to allow taxpayers who live in the city of Atlanta, but not in the vicinity of the park, to enjoy the park that they’re helping to pay for.

    Obviously, some people from the burbs might use it too, but there are plenty of parks in the burbs, so I think they’ll be a small contingent.

  6. Maigh (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 12:37 pm

    To annoy people like you, obviously. Duh.

  7. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 5:14 pm

    Kudos Maigh! Hilarious!

  8. CM (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 11:43 pm

    Are you the alter ego of Chun the Unavoidable? Or Hindrocket? If not, you’re doing an excellent impression.

  9. Maigh (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 7:27 am

    CM, it’s wonderful that you’re able to channel your inner 7 year old – yanking my pigtails as a reaction to a fight that isn’t yours and then bolting back across the playground… we should all hold on to our youth like that!

  10. another voice (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 8:11 pm

    The parking sucks near piedmont park, enough so to avoid the park altogether, avoid driving near the park on the weekends, avoid park tavern and to avoid buying a house there.

    that’s whey they should build the deck.

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