Month: June 2014

Suburban Plaza Site Plans, Commitments, and Timelines

Selig Enterprises has forwarded an update on the Suburban Plaza redevelopment timelines and restated their commitment to the community.

Here are the highlights of the current timeline:

demolition of parts of existing structures: summer 2014
facade renovations: fall 2014
anticipated redevelopment completion: summer 2015
new tenants open for business: fall 2015

Scott Selig Update on MOU, Schedule 6-6-2014

Below are the current concepts for the Suburban Plaza Redevelopment.

Suburban Plaza Redevelopment Conceptual Site Plan

Suburban Plaza – site plan_05-04-12

Selig Land Use Permit (SLUP) June 24th, 7pm

There will be a community meeting to discuss a special land use permit to allow a drive thru establishment in Suburban Plaza on June 24th and 7pm.

Selig and Starbucks representatives will show their plan for a proposed Starbucks with a drive-thru at Suburban Plaza. The Starbucks will be located where the stand alone restaurant is now with drive-thru traffic contained within the shopping center property. All interested neighbors are encouraged to attend.


611 Medlock Road

Decatur, GA 30033

If you are unable to attend, but you like to offer input please contact Greg Catoe (Senior Project Manager) at 404-876-5511.

pre-submittal meeting neighborhood notice

City of Decatur Tree Ordinance

Message from City of Decatur:

Attention Decatur Residents:

New Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance

The Decatur City Commission voted to adopt a new Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance that will go into effect on July 7, 2014. The purpose of this update is to modernize the current ordinance (which dates back to 1988) and to encourage the conservation of existing tree canopy.
To learn more about the Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance, a public information meeting has been planned for Monday, June 23rd from 6PM to 8PM at the Leverett Public Works Building, 2635 Talley Street, Community Room.

To read the new ordinance, please visit the following website Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance<>

The Design, Environment, and Construction Division is currently working to finalize processes and procedures to implement the new ordinance. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact John Maximuk,<>,678-553-6570

Regina Brewer

Preservation Planner

City of Decatur

509 N. McDonough Street

P.O.B 220

Decatur, GA 30031


30 MPH speed limit signs have been placed

Sorry this is a bit late.

The 30 MPH residential zoning  for Sycamore Drive passed on May 5th and the signs were placed on May 19th.  A residential speed zone means police no longer have to allow a 10 MPH cushion before giving a ticket.  This will serve to prevent excessive speeding down our residential streets here in Decatur Heights.

Warning citations will be given until June 19th, with an exception for those who would have been speeding based on the previous speed limits.

LCI Medline Planning Meeting and Bike Tour, June 5th 6-8PM

What is the LCI?: The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and non-profit organizations. Grants are used to prepare plans for the enhancement of existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies.

The  LCI Medline Plan Celebration is this Thursday from 6-8pm.  Should be an informative and fun time.  This will be the final planned public meeting

An optional bike tour of the area will begin at 7pm. The event will be held at the International Community School which is located at 2418 Woodland Trail (at the very end of Medlock Rd).

The MANA Community has been following this process since the beginning:

For more information on the Master LCL plan, click here.