Month: May 2014

Decatur Heights Clean-Up Day May 31st and June 7th, 7:30AM-3:30PM

The City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Cleanup Days on Saturdays from
March- June, 2014 to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not
normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags.

May 31st and June 7th are the Decatur Heights Clean-up days.  See the list below and follow the link form detailed information on what is allowed.

Decatur Heights Neighborhood – May 31, 2014
Barry Street
North Candler Street
Pate Street
East Maple Street
Grove Street
Hillcrest Avenue
Hickory Street
Lockwood Terrace
Sycamore Ridge Drive
Renfroe Court
Fitzgerald Court
Wilburn Court
Grovemont Court
Woodland Court
Mountain View Street
Oak Lane
Pinehurst Street
Poplar Street
Ridgeland Avenue
Springdale Street

Decatur Heights Neighborhood (cont.)– June 7,
Sycamore Drive
Sycamore Station
Fairview Street
Sycamore Street
Ponce de Leon Court
Hillyer Place
Sycamore Place (Commerce to E. Ponce)
East Ponce de Leon Ave. (400 to 1100 Block)
Glendale Avenue
Glenn Circle
Pinecrest Avenue
Mt. Vernon Drive
Forkner Drive
Village Walk

30 MPH Speed Limit on Sycamore Drive Up for a Vote on Monday May 5th.

City Commissioners at their Monday, May 5 meeting will consider adopting speed limits for Decatur roads, including a reduced speed limit of 30 miles per hour for Sycamore Drive. City Commission meets at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street.

Currently the speed limit on Sycamore Drive is 35 miles per hour.  If approved, the speed limit will be reduced to 30 miles per hour and designated a residential speed zone.

The 30 mph speed limit begin at East Ponce de Leon Avenue and .12 miles north of Forkner Drive.

      City Commission Agenda:

      Related memo:

More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Suburban Plaza Redevelopment Can Resume

via Selig Enterprises:

“Selig Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that after an almost two year legal delay over the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza, all litigation between Good Growth Dekalb (GGD) and Dekalb County has been resolved and the redevelopment can resume.  During lengthy discussions with GGD, Selig was able to address most of GGD’s concerns in a manner that will only improve our planned redevelopment of Suburban Plaza, including agreeing to the installation of additional sidewalks along Medlock Road, as well other improvements such as landscaping and fence repair next to the neighborhood of homes located directly to the rear of the shopping center.

Selig has always worked diligently with neighborhood representatives during its construction projects and this case has been no different.  Selig would like to recognize and thank the representatives from the Medlock Area Neighborhood Assoc., Clairmont Heights, Medlock Place, Springdale Heights and Decatur Heights, Sycamore Ridge, Sycamore Station, Glendale Estates, and the Christian Towers for providing valuable input over the past three years and helping Selig to transform the area with quality development.  Many details of the project have been the result of years of collaboration with these neighborhoods and have resulted in numerous features of the redevelopment, such as:  sidewalks, bike paths, and /or multi-use paths around all street frontages, interior pedestrian connectivity, several pocket parks, increased landscaping, the addition of almost an acre and a half of green space, architectural design elements, and traffic calming measures on surrounding streets.

Selig also appreciates GGD’s efforts to improve its community.  The additional items Selig agreed to do will further enhance the surrounding area.  Selig hopes to continue to work collaboratively with representatives from all surrounding neighborhoods and Dekalb County to continue to enhance the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza.

In addition to the Walmart, Selig is excited about the continued interest in the project by potential tenants – including LA Fitness (which will include a daycare facility), HomeGoods, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and others to be announced at a later date.

The proposed redevelopment will significantly transform the appearance of the center and has already shown to be a catalyst for other development projects in the area.  Selig expects to begin construction immediately and looks forward to completion of the project that will serve the community.” has posted Good Growth DeKalb’s press release.