Decatur Diary | September 28, 2017

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100+ Residents Show Up to Make East Lake MARTA Theirs, Ours, and Yours

City of Atlanta Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong and Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett kicked off two days of collaborative East Lake MARTA planning discussions Monday night by echoing sentiments shared by the the ambitious project’s multiple partners — the cities of Decatur and Atlanta, Dekalb County, and MARTA:

“There is no preconceived plan before tonight’s meeting,” said Mayor Garrett. “We are starting with a blank canvas and look forward to working with all of you to craft a vision for this station and its corridors that makes East Lake MARTA yours.”

Decatur Diary | June 29, 2016

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Residents Speak! Comp Plan’s online survey results now available

Whether for transportation, exercise, or just to avoid downtown parking, Decatur residents walk. A lot. And when we don’t, it’s most commonly because we’ve got too much else going on.

We don’t bike as much as we walk but not because we don’t want to. Instead, we’re seeking safer accommodations and support, by a margin of three to one, continued efforts to reconfigure our streets to better serve all modes of transportation equally — biking, walking, or traveling by car…

Decatur Diary | June 13, 2016

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Residents Gather for Comp Planning’s Summary of Findings

With three months, six public participation opportunities, and an online survey behind us, together with the resulting input of nearly 1,500 residents, Decatur’s now got a solid sense of community opinion as it relates to the city’s growth — from demographics, economic development and transportation to land use, affordable housing, and natural and cultural resources.

That opinion, together with a variety of “facts on the ground,” was presented to an enthusiastic gathering on Wednesday, June 8, followed by a public Q&A in which the many findings were reaffirmed by those in attendance…

Decatur Diary | June 3, 2016

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Decatur Turns Out for Comp Plan: Come hear what they had to say

Earlier this year, Decatur announced plans for its state-mandated update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Three months, six public input opportunities, and an online survey later, nearly 1,500 residents have offered their thoughts on the city’s growth — from demographics, economic development and transportation to land use, affordable housing, and natural and cultural resources.

Curious to know what they all said? Now’s your chance to find out…