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SLIDESHOW: Ponce Terrace Residents Asked For Input On Traffic Calming Measures

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SLIDESHOW: Ponce Terrace Residents Asked For Input On Traffic Calming Measures

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City planning director Amanda Thompson encouraged residents of the Ponce Terrace neighborhood to complete a traffic calming survey by September 14th.

“We want to ensure that everyone in the neighborhood has had an opportunity to review the list of changes that are being studied and add any additional items they would like to see considered.” said Thompson in an email.

An August 27th meeting discussed ways to slow traffic through their neighborhood, to be “treated with reverence” by drivers.

Ponce Terrace neighbors are concerned with the impact development at 315 W Ponce De Leon will impact their quality of life. The project that will feature storefronts on Ponce, a parking garage, and a 235-unit apartment building. Construction is set to begin at 315 W Ponce De Leon in the next ten days and be completed by winter of 2014.

“The recommendations will be made by city staff to the City Commission based on neighborhood input, engineering studies, emergency safety access and financial considerations. It is our intent to determine the impact of the changes on the entire neighborhood and to build consensus for any proposed changes,” said Thompson.

The survey can be found here as well as more info from the August 27th meeting. Surveys can be dropped off at city hall, or emailed to Amanda Thompson at amanda.thompson@decaturga.com. See more artist renderings of the future 315 West Ponce building at the Carter website.

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