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Public input sought on Tara Boulevard’s future

The Clayton County Community Development Department is inviting the public to offer its input on a major local thoroughfare.

The department is scheduled to hold two Tara Boulevard Design Guidelines Community Visioning Workshops — one on Tuesday, April 24, and one on Thursday, April 26. Attendees will be asked what they think the county’s Tara Boulevard corridor should look like in the future.

The first meeting will be held Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Clayton County International Park’s VIP Complex, located at 2300 Ga. Hwy. 138, in Jonesboro.

The second meeting will be held Thursday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, located at 6288 Old Dixie Highway, in Jonesboro.

The public’s input is being sought as part of the work for the Tara Boulevard Overlay District, which exists to develop design guidelines, architectural standards, and an appropriate range of uses for space on Tara Boulevard. Call (770) 477-3569, for more information about the overlay district, and the workshops.


OscarKnight 2 years, 4 months ago

.......I would like to know, when the "public" started to have any "Say So" and Visionary input, in how this county was designed and landscaped ?

....It don't take the eyesight of a sharpshooter to detect the eye sores on Tara Boulevard.

.....Did the public have any input, when The Airport began demolishing Homes, Communities, Churches, Schools, Graveyards, during the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's, and erasing all signs of our neighborhoods in the North Clayton Areas ?

....Did the public have any input, when the zoning ordinances was approved to allow for the construction of multi-level rental apartment buildings, around the vicinity of Tara Boulevard ?

......Did the public have any input, when our county taxes was raised ?

......Should we believe that things has changed ?


OscarKnight 2 years, 4 months ago

.. I have a gut feeling that if I was to attend this meeting, I would be stoned to death for telling the truth.


OscarKnight 2 years, 4 months ago

...If Clayton County wanted Tara Boulevard has the corridor and gateway to the county, then Why did they place the The Mall and the surrounding businesses on Morrow Industrial Blvd ?

....Morrow Industrial Blvd is nothing but a side road, which leads to Morrow !!

....I can't help but smelling a bad odor on this.

....What lead me to Clayton County was Forest Park, during the late sixties & seventies, was the easy access from 285 to the businesses on Jonesboro Road :

...The Thunderbird Drive In, Richway, Treasure Island, Zayre, Grant City, Belks, Rich's Bakery Store, Shoney's, The many Restaurants : like Bonanza Steak House , Ponderosa Steak House, and the multitude of shopping centers. This played a big role in luring me to Forest Park and Clayton County....The icing to the cake was Arrowhead Shopping Plaza, during it's peak, and it's Movie Theater.

....Imagine switching & relocating all of the eye sore businesses & Apartment Complexes on Tara Blvd, with that of The Mall & The Retail Stores around the Mall on Morrow Industrial Blvd.


OscarKnight 2 years, 3 months ago

......Paint all of the buildings bright yellow on Tara Blvd, to match the yellow stripe, running down the backs of our election officials in this county. There is just one elected official, in this county, that is an exception to this rule.

...OOPS, My bad; I can see that some of the businesses have already started on this project. Just when I was about to give up hope.


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