The Dekalb County Community Meeting to discuss the Milledge Place development at the corner of Briarcliff and Clifton will be Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm at 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033.
Here are the plans:
You think Briar Cove/Emory Cove was bad, this will be far worse. First, Toll Brothers only alerted a small group of owners within 500 feet of the property. So the residents of South Biltmore who use this road to get out of the neighborhood have no notice this is happening other than a small sign that was just placed up. We have already been blocked in by the Briar Cove project at Stephens and Briarcliff, and now they are blocking the other exit from the neighborhood.
There will be 374 one and two bedroom units, which means at least 400-500 new cars every morning. No traffic impact study seems to be attached to this plan.
Here are some excerpts from the plan:
Across Biltmore Drive to the East is undeveloped forest, marshland, and natural habitat. Maybe it is technically owned by Emory University, but it is certainly not a developed area as this makes it sound. Does the photo below looks like it is compatible with a high density housing project?
This is the road in front of the property today at rush hour. This is without the apartment complex. How can they claim it won’t adversely affect existing use? There are already constant accidents at this dangerous turn from Biltmore onto Clifton and a huge backup.
So how’s the new MARTA line coming along? Are there any commitments to when this will be done? Also, look at the sidewalk above – this stretch of Clifton is pitch dark at night, with a cracked and broken narrow sidewalk. What are the chances the residents are going to be walking, biking, or Bird scootering up to Emory? Very low – they will all have cars (and will likely park them in the Biltmore neighborhood).
Please come out tonight and make sure to let them know what we think of this project. Will write more later, but wanted to get the plans up and some photos out there. If Dekalb wants this, they need a total redesign of this section of Clifton from Houston Mill down to Briarcliff, including the intersection at Briarcliff.