Look out Milton… it’s time to hide ya kids, hide ya wife

Monday the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative will be used wipe out 1800 potential jobs in Alpharetta and  make room for 500 more condos. Now they will bring that same astute land use planning to the quiet City of Milton. You can read the whole thing on the Alpharetta Patch here but the key passage is:

The ARC reports that since the first LCI grants were awarded in 2000, more than 84,000 residential units, 20 million square feet of commercial space and 35 million square feet of office space are either planned, under construction or complete in these areas. Region-wide, 67 percent of all office space built since 2000 has been built within LCI areas. And, LCI areas have attracted 8.5 percent of all new residential units and 21 percent of all new commercial development built in the region.

No wonder Miltonites didn’t want to expand sewer service. The sharks are circling. Noted analyst Antoine Dobson speaks on the subject:

Seriously though, if you care about what happens to the City of Milton you had better pay close attention to the LCI process. You wouldn’t believe the garbage that comes out of it if residents don’t get involved.

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2 thoughts on “Look out Milton… it’s time to hide ya kids, hide ya wife

  1. Jim, we don’t normally agree on things but this is one we see eye to eye on…

    Duluth Town Center
    Suwanee Town Center
    Norcross Town Center
    Sandy Springs Town Center
    Olde Town Woodstock
    Smyrna Town Center

    All of these places developed within an LCI planned framework and they are absolutely terrifying places to be. 🙂

    Duluth is a pretty good example of successful implementation of a planning vision and so is Woodstock if anyone wants to look into the LCI process… here’s a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goDTIJOfCw

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