Members of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) and South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development (SAND) will be out in force tonight, Aug. 8, at the Atlanta Zoning Review Board meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to speak against a Special Administrative Permit filed by Fuqua Development for property at 800 Glenwood Avenue. The communities are also supporting legislation proposed by Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith to rezone the property from light industrial, which would allow big box retail, to multi-family residential. Site plans for the property call for a 144,000 square foot retail development, which is rumored to be a Walmart. Fuqua has refused to comment on what the potential anchor tenant for the site, which is along the Atlanta BeltLine.

The Zoning Review Board meets at 6 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 55 Trinity Avenue in Downtown.

UPDATE: The ZRB recommended approval of Councilmember Carla Smith’s legislation to rezone the Glenwood property. Read the full story at this link.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.