Friday, September 19, 2014

WABE on annexation

Red/pinkish areas labeled A-D denote areas Decatur wants to annex; yellow/orangeish
areas are in Avondale Estates' annexation plan. Medlock neighborhood labeled in yellow.
In "DeKalb Cityhood Movement Affects Decatur's Annexation Plans," Lisa George at WABE (Atlanta's NPR station) reports on annexation hopefuls vying for commercial properties along North Decatur Road (Suburban Plaza, Scott Blvd. Baptist Church/Fuqua Development, Medline LCI study area, and Emory Commons/Clairmont Rd businesses). Referring to unincorporated residents:

“If they’re shopping in that shopping center, then and that shopping center is going into a city, then they should go into that city,” says Allen Venet. He heads the City of Briarcliff Initiative, which is now working with the Lakeside group to draw borders for a new city that will likely touch Decatur. 

“We hope to be able to draw our map in a way that complements them as best as we can,” Venet told WABE. “That may not be exactly agreeing with them. We may think that, if they take certain areas, they should go beyond and take some more people, but we’re still working on that.”  Read on or listen  @ WABE