Oppose density zoning of Mercedes/ Ashton Woods Project - Sandy Springs, GA
The changes that are being proposed for the Ashton West project on Glenridge Drive just north of Mt. Vernon Rd are to say the least alarming. On the stretch of Glenridge north of the existing housing on the right hand side is a wooded area that stretches about a half mile until it reaches Abernathy. Similarly, on the left hand side is a wooded area that is north of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. The Ashton Woods developer is planning on building a Mercedes corporate office complex consisting of two buildings -- a three story building now for 1000 employees and a nine story building for an undisclosed number more at some future date. We have all heard of the Mercedes project and the mayor and city hall have been touting this as a great thing for Sandy Springs. The Mercedes building is not what we are concerned about. It is the 1200 condos, town homes and apartments (400 apartments) that are going in with the Mercedes building that have not gotten near the press. This “new urbanization” is not part of the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan, which calls for Sandy Springs to be a single family home residential community. It is in fact contrary to the plan.
Please sign the petition to oppose the proposed zoning, which as it stands will have detrimental effects on our property values and add substantial traffic to an already congested area.