|NPU-B's Abbie Shepherd|
The development plans for the site, bordered by Morosgo, Adina and Lindbergh roads off of Piedmont Road, have been denied by Neighborhood Planning Unit B on several occasions over the past 18 months and has drawn largely negative reviews from almost all surrounding neighborhoods.
NPU-B Board member Abbie Shepherd told members of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods about the site its Aug. 9 meeting during a lengthy discussion of the proposed development that included Dist. 7 Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook, who represents that part of Buckhead.
The www.savelindbergh.org web site has been established to inform the public about why the negative impact of the development on the community, show ways that those interested can contribute to the anti-development initiative and enable others to get the word out about the movement.
The web site states its purpose as follows: “ is made up of the people in opposition to this project. We are local residents, neighborhood organizations, homeowner and civic associations, business owners, concerned citizens and voters. You can join too by commenting on this very site and contacting your local City Council members.”
The web site features a listing of contact information for members of the Atlanta City Council and signed letters of opposition.
During the discourse at the Council of Neighborhoods meeting, Shook asked Shepherd to make her name and the names of others directly affiliated with the site more visible to facilitate "meaningful dialogue." Shepherd agreed to post those names on the site.