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Thanks for a timely Christmas reminder.
Thanks, Susan, for being our Angel of Remembrance!
Thanks for the information on the beautiful photographs in the lobby of Eastside Physicians Building. I have passed those pictures quite a lot lately and have wondered about the history of the pictures. In addition to capturing our North Georgia Mountains, Dr. Deganian has also displayed some beautiful pictures of Cades Cove in the Great Smokey National Park, one of my favorite places to hike and bike. Good article.
I love the Main Street Market. I go there when I can and have gotten the best green beans, tomatoes and apples. I am hoping that it will carry Silver Queen corn when it comes in to season. I don't care if the produce is not local, as long as it's fresh. And it is.
BuzzG: So if the City leaders had done nothing and the County sold the land at auction, any tax exempt use such as a worship center could buy it cheap and locate there or the land sits desolate and certainly not sending a message that Lilburn is open for improvement. Residents want property values improved and unless the commercial corridors are redeveloped, we are not going to see relief down the road. We must think long term and see opportunity in the challenges we face now. Doing nothing but waiting on others to do it to us is not an option.
Kudos to the City of Lilburn leaders who have taken the first step to put their redevelopment plan in place. Everything seems carefully planned out to benefit the citizens of Lilburn now and in the future. Thanks to the Water and Sewer Authority for recommending the sale to the Board of Commissioners. It's time for all of us who love living in Lilburn to come together and give it our full support...and roll out the welcome mat when visitors start rolling in.
For you opposing this project, it seems you are sorely misinformed. The city leaders have been studying this project for going on two years. Numerous studies have been done by the City, Convention Visitors' Bureau and now it appears the private sector has done their studies and sees potential. Note: private not public! So here we have two options: Option 1: The City doesn't buy the property and it sits dismantled for 20 years vacant and tax exempt sending a message of: We are not interested in anything changing here; we like it quiet, dead quiet. Or Option 2: The City works with the Downtown Development Authority to convey the property to a private entity who will work with the City's long term vision for redevelopment. A 25 million dollar property goes on the tax rolls and provides a catalyst for future ancillary development that will improve the commercial property tax digest event more. In the end the quality of life in Lilburn improves through new construction, new shops, restuarants, and a vitality that draws residents and visitors together to support our commercial districts, hopefully lessening the tax burden for all of us. Come on Lilburn, let's get behind this and leave our children a better Lilburn.
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