Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The public is invited to the free event at the Church at Decatur Heights.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Decatur Heights neighborhood invited the public to attend a Safety and Home Security Event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the The Church at Decatur Heights at 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur. The event will include: Decatur Police Department Mobile Unit “Social Media Safety” class for teens & parents to attend together. (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in community room.) Child Identification Fingerprints card for school-aged children. Bikes registry. Duncan Cottrell, The Entry Enforcer "Options for Securing Doors and Windows" at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Check out smart options for safeguarding your home. Decatur Fire Department (from 10–11:30 a.m.) Smart 911 Program enrollment. Free Home Safety Check sign-ups for smoke detector …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
David Johns, 55, died in his house of blunt force trauma.
Residents of Decatur Heights were upset Friday to see police and television crews congregating around 956 Sycamore Drive, a house located just outside the Decatur city limits. Mekka Parish, DeKalb police spokesmwoman, told WSB-TV that resident David Johns, 55, had been found dead of blunt force trauma. WSB said there were no signs of forcible entry to the neat, one-story brick house near DeKalb Medical Center. The investigation is still under way. Read Dave Kell's blog from Decatur Heights to get the neighborhood reaction.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
They want to talk with Selig Enterprises about plans for the shopping center, which may include a Walmart.
Decatur folks will soon have a chance to ask developers about their plans to renovate Suburban Plaza, an aging shopping center, and build a Walmart. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Scott Selig and Bill Stogner of Selig Enterprises will meet at DeKalb Medical with the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association and residents of neighborhoods in the Sycamore Drive, Forkner Drive and Church Street areas. Though the shopping center is outside the city limits, these groups are worried about the effect the development could have on their neighborhoods. A web posting by the Decatur Heights group said: "They'll be addressing submitted concerns from the neighborhoods, and they'll take questions at the end. Because seating is limited to 120, the …
Monday, November 21, 2011
DeKalb Zoning Board of Appeals will hear what citizens have to say about the Selig Enterprises plan for Suburban Plaza.
The DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on the planned renovation of Suburban Plaza at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Selig Enterprises of Atlanta, the developer, wants to build a Walmart as part of the renovation of the aging shopping center at North Decatur Road and Church Street, just outside the Decatur City Limits. The firm is seeking a parking variance and would like to build an underground parking garage. According to a Development of Regional Impact statement filed by DeKalb County, the project calls for the "Demolition of approximately 144,000 sf of existing commercial space and the addition of 149,000 sf for a new total shopping center square footage of 324,…
Gwinnett welcomes the big box retailer, but folks in Athens do not.
A developer's plan to build a Walmart and other stores in the Suburban Plaza shopping center just outside the Decatur city limits has drawn opposition from a wide range of groups, including some neighborhoods inside the Decatur city limits. That's not the story in Gwinnett County, where the retailer is welcomed to move into a nearly abandoned shopping center on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “You can’t ask for a better opportunity to spur economic activity in an area that is sorely in need of it,” Chuck Warbington, executive director of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District, told the AJC. “People are embracing it.” But in Athens, people are very upset about Walmart's plans and are …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Though the development would be outside the city limits, the Decatur residents want the developer to know they're worried.
Decatur neighborhoods have gotten together to share worries about the proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart, which would be located just outside the Decatur city limits. A committee from the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association met Sunday with representatives from the Springdale Heights, Glennwood Estates, Sycamore Ridge, Sycamore Station and Glenlake Commons neighborhoods. According to a list of concerns compiled from the meeting, residents are worried about traffic congestion, environmental impact, the spillover of parking into adjacent streets and many other issues that were listed in bullet point form. "The idea," the summary of the neighborhood meeting said, "is to work with Walmart and Selig rather than against them, and let them know …