Thursday, March 17, 2016

They Are Pretty Sure You ARE Stupid

Smart City logo notwithstanding most politicos and developers hovering around daVille are quite confident the Citizens OF Dunwoody are pretty dumb. The content of the aforementioned Shadow Government meeting, where development of high density residences was discussed, indicates that pretty much everyone in attendance is convinced that you are stupid.

In typical Frog Soup fashion it started tepid. The developer currently has zoning for office towers. Three of them. Ranging from 24 to 28 stories. Sounds like a license to print money doesn't it? And just think of the non-voting tax revenue those businesses will pump into the City coffers.

Problem is he actually wants to develop residences: hotel, rental and condo; and has asked for two additional buildings exclusively for these purposes. Additional. Or so they say to get the nod from the Shadows.

Then the soup got hot.

The topic of development timeline reveled that the developer intends to build the residential units "sooner than the office towers because the market is good for that." While the claim, not a promise and certainly not a contractual obligation, was that the "office buildings would be constructed over multiple years" was intended to calm the crowd it really served as a restatement of "we're building high density residential to flood your schools and if it suits our pocketbooks we may build those offices--or we may not if the market isn't good for that."

Shadow voted to approve the Developer's proposal.

Maybe DHA should be rebranded as Dunwoody Housing Authority. Maybe it already has.