The wrecking ball hits North Fulton Developers

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty Licensed in Georgia
Last Tuesdays elections in Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton have probably put an end to any large-scale development in the area. Every anti development candidate won election against, at least one case, a well connected and long time city council member. This could mean higher taxes and less help from the state and federal government for transportation dollars and Marta rapid transit, which we might have gotten if higher density were part of the picture.

The voters have chosen. Now the developers will have to make a choice whether they can design projects that will align with what the- voters want. The area will still be developed around us and the infrastructure will still need grow. In Roswell the East side voters really came to the poles to crush the $2.1 billion proposed multi use development along GA 400. The West side vote, though heavier than normal for a non-mayoral election, was only about half the turn out as the East side. Time will tell if the quality of life will remain the same, improve or decline as the tax burden shift more and more to the homeowners.

Comments (2)

Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy
I'm not a Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Sandy Springs kind of guy, but something needs to change there.  Traffic is epic in the SNAFU department.  I have heard that there are a score of other infrastructure issues from rapid growth with little in the way of long term plans.  The area needs some time to catch up. 
Nov 19, 2007 12:55 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Those East side voters had a long way to go to vote.  Did they meet Santa?  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Dec 31, 2007 11:31 PM