New Developments The long-abandoned Moores Mill Shopping Center has been a blight in Northwest Atlanta--just on the edge of Buckhead--for at least a decade and the area has been left without a grocery store.

Published on June 11th, 2015 |

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Council unit OKs impact fee use for Moores Mill Rd. extension

The Atlanta City Council’s Finance/Executive Committee Wednesday passed the ordinance submitted by Councilwoman Felicia Moore to appropriate $800,000 in development impact fees toward the extension of Moores Mill Road, in order to save the redevelopment of the derelict Moores Mill Shopping Center.

Dist. 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore

Dist. 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore

Moore reported in an email that, in addition to herself, three ordinance co-sponsors on the committee (Councilmembers Yolanda Adrean, Nathalie Archibong and Alex Wan) and Councilman Howard Shook also voted in the affirmative. Councilmembers CT Martin and Carla Smith abstained.

Moore reported that Councilmembers Mary Norwood and Andre Dickens were there to voice support, although they are not members of the committee.

“While this is a positive step, the issue is not over,” Moore said in an email to her constituents. “The full Council must approve the legislation at the next meeting on this Monday, June 15 at 1:00pm in the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of city hall at 55 Trinity Avenue.”  The meeting can also be viewed live on Comcast Channel 26, or on the city website at www.atlantaga.gov.

Moore urged those interested in seeing the work on the shopping center proceed—including a Publix supermarket—to attend the meeting. Those wishing to speak regarding the partial funding of the road extension project through the legislation must sign up to speak before the meeting begins. Two minutes is allotted per speaker, unless additional time is yielded by someone else who has signed up to speak.

“One of my colleagues stated they ‘wanted to see how many people from the community were there to support it’,” Moore wrote. “At yesterday’s meeting, only four people were in attendance, and only two people spoke (eloquently) in support.  Also, very few emails are being sent in comparison to the number of emails that were sent to Invest Atlanta.”

In her email, Moore urged residents to “start sending out your emails to ALL councilmembers, especially those listed below who are not co-sponsors and didn’t voice support. I hope to see more neighborhood members at the Council meeting on Monday at 1pm,” she added.

The following is the list of Council members to whom Moore urged residents to send emails, along with their official city email addresses:
Carla Smith csmith@atlantaga.gov
Kwanza Hall khall@atlantaga.gov
Cleta Winslow cwinslow@atlantaga.gov
C.T. Martin cmartin@atlantaga.gov
Keisha Lance Bottoms kbottoms@atlantaga.gov
Michael Julian Bond mbond@atlantaga.gov

To read the earlier BuckheadView story regarding Moore’s “last resort” legislation to make sure the redevelopment project does not die, click here.

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    One Response to Council unit OKs impact fee use for Moores Mill Rd. extension

    1. Carol Martin says:

      I am writing to express my appreciation to Felicia Moore for her hard work and perseverance on the Moores Mill Extension project. It is wonderful news that the Atlanta City Council has appropriated $800,000. toward this development. I am a long-time resident of the nearby Adam’s Crossing neighborhood and clearly this would be highly beneficial to our community. I would be very grateful for your support of the Moores Mill Extension Project.
      Thank you.

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