Thursday, December 3, 2009

Georgia Tech students provide a vision on Dunwoody Village Redevelopment



Dunwoody Village by Georgia Tech

6 comments:

Rick said...

John, thanks for your support from the beginning of our semester project including posting the final project work of the students. The students and I have been so impressed with not only the elected leaders of Dunwoody but the citizen participation as well.

Best wishes, Rick Duke, Georgia Tech

flahute said...

Those Georgia Tech students are so smart. We should hire them.

John Heneghan said...

It’s Not Easy Getting a Handle on What 55+ Home Buyers Want by Nation's Building News

Driven by increases in home, energy and transportation costs, interest in high-density urban living is on the rise, according to Rick Duke of Georgia BRE Insights, LLC in Atlanta.

Providing a look at a successful, sustainable multi-generational community, Duke cited the example of Dunwoody Village in the Dunwoody, Ga., area as a model for buyers of all ages.

Dunwoody Village offers quality restaurant, office and retail space. The mixed-use development features what Duke described as a “live-work-play” environment that includes wide sidewalks, retail-accessible store fronts, space for outdoor seating and housing opportunities for those with a wide set of incomes.

Duke said Dunwoody Village is a community where people “can use walking, biking and public transportation to get to places they have to go.”

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Ken Thompson said...

All right, now your treadin' on MY TERRITORY. When it comes to satire and over-the-top sarcasm, you're playing my game.

I suppose you're gonna claim you never followed the link (www.dunwoody.org) in the referenced article. That (wink, wink, nod, nod) you didn't know that was Dunwoody Village in Newton Square, PENNSYLVANIA. Where they really do have sidewalks. And they might just have filled up on their share of the live-work-play (but no learn) koolaide.

Please, as an elected official, even on your personal blog, stay away from satire.

Joe Hirsch said...

Huh? I'm glad Ken followed the links. The "Dunwoody Village" mentioned in the Building News article is not for Dunwoody, GEORGIA (as the story mistakenly wrote) - but actually for "Dunwoody Village" in Newtown Township/Square, PENNSYLVANIA? [That city has citizens pay an "amusement tax" on admission to events - but they don't have a taxi tax.]

Ken Thompson said...

Scary thing is that absolutely no one who has ever visited the village in dunwoody would find "wide sidewalks". Instead what they would find is the quarter mile tribute to asphalt known as "Dunwoody Parkway". For those, especially on the council, who don't know, this parkway is a miniature divided highway with two lanes each direction, turn lanes, a completely bizarre and equally unenforced 25 MPH speed limit, but absolutely no sidewalks. Neither side. No where.

Now it would be a perfect opportunity to take one lane off each side, add wide sidewalks, bike lanes, raised pedestrian crossings, keep the planted divider, and add trees (real trees, with real shade) to the rights of way, and then almost have a "linear park".

Then if you blindfolded someone, drove them over and only showed them Dunwoody "Park"way, it might look like what was described in the article. Maybe.