Thursday, February 7, 2013

Clifton Ridge - Druid Hills' Slippery Slope

"Should this development be allowed, the nature and character of Druid Hills WILL CHANGE FOREVER." - Druid Hills Civic Association January 30, 2013

Clifton Ridge will put 7 new houses on a new cul-de-sac on 3 hilltop acres over looking a golf course with skyline view. The "Deny Clifton Ridge" signs are all over the neighborhood but are concentrated on Clifton Road near Oxford. See map below.


I don't know where you personally come down on Druid Hills and the Druid Hills Civic Association but for sure, they are strict, they are fighters, and you'd like them on your side.

"Druid Hills is also one of the major works by the eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his successors, the Olmsted Brothers, and their only such large-scale work in Atlanta. " - National Park Service

The way I understand it there are three lots involved: 47, 48, 49.

This has been roiling for years, 10 years I think. Then:

This is what it looks like today.

"As we watched helplessly on January 18, (2013) decades’ worth of Druid Hills hardwoods were cut down in just six hours. Many more could be destroyed on February 14." - Druid Hills Civic Association January 30, 2013

I think they've got the work stopped until a hearing scheduled for February 13, 2013 at 1pm.

If you want to know more about the Druid Hills Civic Association efforts to block Oxford Ridge go here: Druid Hills Residents Fight Clifton Ridge Subdivision.

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  1. I get it that this is USA, capitalism, but it still hurts to see this stuff happen.

    XO T

  2. ...and capitalism will win over democracy everyday. I agree with Tara, this hurts.

  3. Eyre", the dialogue and the soul of Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is a bridal wedding dress fairy tale, she makes us believe, has an independent personality and self-esteem, self-love, self-reliance, self-confident woman, even if it is a wild lily, also have their own pride, will always find their own spring .

  4. Basically this developer has no ties to the earth or history. He more than likely lives elsewhere. Humans and not fit in to the purses of hogs.


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