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June 6th Nearby Neighborhoods Meeting for Potential Mixed-Use Development at E. Ponce/N. Arcadia Intersection

When: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 @ 7 pm

Where: The Church at Decatur Heights (sanctuary), 735 Sycamore Drive

For: Residents of Decatur Heights, Glennwood Estates, Sycamore Street

The DHNA Board invites neighbors to attend an information session with the development team from Alliance Realty Services and Toll Brothers for the potential mixed-use development to be located at the intersection of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Arcadia Avenue (Sam’s Crossing).

The proposed site, next door to Decatur Crossing Apartments and partially located within the Decatur Heights neighborhood, is an 8.9- acre assemblage of eleven separate parcels, including the auto salvage yard. Should the project proceed, a major grocery chain is lined up as the main anchor tenant.

The DHNA Board, along with representatives from Sycamore Station, Sycamore Ridge, Glennwood Estates, and Downtown Decatur Neighbors, has provided initial input and is receptive to what is being proposed. We are pleased to be able to host this meeting between the developers and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Community Meeting for Proposed Mixed-Use Development at Sam’s Crossing (E. Ponce/ N. Arcadia Corner)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

7-8 PM

Decatur Library (215 Sycamore Street, Decatur GA 30030)


The proposed redevelopment is in the preliminary stages and was inadvertently included in a batch of notifications sent out by Smith, Gambrell & Russell ahead of final 2016 zoning filings. Rather than cancel the meeting, an informal session will be held to let nearby residents know of the concept and get initial feedback.

Basic details (as supplied by zoning attorney Kathy Zickert of Smith, Gambrell & Russell) were shared with neighbors at last week’s DHNA meeting with DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader and City Commissioners Tony Powers and Scott Drake in attendance:

• Publix is most likely the main anchor with other retail shops included
• Up to 250 apartments are being proposed
• Avondale MARTA station proximity is the key selling point
• The assemblage includes parcels in Unincorporated DeKalb and City of Decatur
• Alliance Realty Services is the main developer; Worthing is the developer for the apartments

As the established neighborhood association immediately adjacent to the proposed redevelopment, the DHNA will be actively involved in the planning process. The DHNA looks forward to the participation of other neighborhoods in the East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Sycamore Street, and Katie Kerr Drive vicinity.

[Again, this project has not been submitted. Development proposals requiring a land use change by DeKalb County are heard only during the March and September cycles.]