With all this great stuff happening, and with cheerleaders like Mudcat and Farmer, there will be no need for this or future splosts, since we'll all be rolling in cash and our home values rising. Lol. I'm looking out west where there's more self sufficient people.
Not just county. I foresee a blue state coming in the next 10 years. Anyone who thinks the Jason Carter machine is dead, think again. He is speaking at the DNC convention next week. Although, he will probably have to slog it out with wanna be governor Kaseeeeem Reed.
Withing those next 10 years, I will have bought my tiny tree house with wheelchair elevator and will be in full retirement mode in a Florida beach cove sun city type subdivision somewhere. No car, just taking my golf cart with me. With a ramp on the back for my Hoveround scooter. Gotta have a beach bar nearby, too, at least within one battery charge...round trip, of course. lol
MLC, every year we get closer and closer to becoming a blue county. The majority of our so called leaders are lemmings to those they perceive as powerful. And it starts at the top. We set the bar low, electing people like Barlow and followed that with a princess mayor and a Demoncrat mayor in Fayetteville. PTC had council pushing for a water park telling us this would solve our problems. Lol. The bottom line is that most are afraid to voice an opposing position or just say no, we don't want this. Expect Gwinnett, Dekalb, or Clayton within 10 yrs. On a positive note, they all get along. Too bad, they all have blinders.
I see this group as being one of the most influential in the planning of Fayette County for the forseeable future. When it was stated that local SPLOST dollars can generate federal dollar matches, to me, I see new public transportation corridor(s) coming into and out of Fayette. Some will say, oh yes, we can use those federal dollars to make up for the lack of funds to repair and maintain our neglected roads in this county. Probably not.
The money will be offered will require local (county) matching funds, documenting how much of the population will be served by using these funds (use in high density areas only) what income group will that population be in low income of course), and how will it connect to existing or planned transportaion outside the county.
All of this will have to be put on paper in documents created such as ones this Committee will create. It will not be started for years to come and I will be long gone, but this is all part of the massive change that will come about in Fayette. Does everyone know that there is land in Tyrone, a large tract, to support a large corporate employer in the future if sewer is approved to be extended into Tyrone? FCDA will be tasked with finding that employer.
Tax breaks, of course, will be offered to that mystery employer. Will public transportaion right outside the campus or highrise or just plain office complex be part of that incentive. My guess, yes. Gotta have the whole enchilada package to entice mystery employer to come out and open shop in the 'burbs.
Shuttle from Pinewood Forrest
to Hartsfileld and to MARTA.. I find it strange that this part of the plan is omitted from this article, yet it is spelled out elsewhere in other stories.
So why the need to shuttle to the airport and MARTA? Well, how about to bring in day extras from all over the metro Atlanta area. Those who do not have cars. Those needed ethnicities so abundant around Atlanta that are not so abundant in Fayette that are specified in casting calls. Those who will jump at an $8.00 a day pay check with no benefits.
Then, why to and from the airport? Surely the well paid production company employees or the union labor workers will not use it to fly in and out. So who will use it? How about the tiny home dwellers and the tree home with elevators dwellers mentioned above? Yes, they will give the airport a workforce that so far has come from Clayton mostly, due to their "shuttle" service in that county. Or how about a workforce that will come to Pinewood from Fulton and beyond via MARTA and the shuttle? Is this shuttle going to be stopping at other studios along the way, such as the one being built in Union City where the mall used to be? I do beleive that is part of the plan. Can you say transient populations coming and going in and out of Fayette? Many who will be able to avail themselves of the extended stay hotel at Pinewood Forrest in their downtime.
So, as Pinewood begins to rely on these shuttled workers who in the past never came here due to low or no income resulting in no transporation to get here, what needs will be spelled out at future city and county meetings for infrastucture improvements?
Think Pinewood, as it ramps up and expands to full capacity (the studio is not even close to being built out yet) will have a majority say as the number one of or in the top five employers in this county as to what type of transportation it says is needed to ARC? You betcha it will. It will be more public, more busses, and......MARTA.......How long will the elected be in a position to say no, we do not want MARTA in this county? How long?
With that list, I might move out of country. Set the bar low, get people like...
few things last 8 yrs Pokeman craze will be long gone in 8 years. Even a Clinton or a Trump will be gone in 8 years. So let's rejoice we have something good that will last 8 years and possibly more. By then all the houses that are proposed will be built and occupied, all the supporting commercial will be in place and everybody will be used to what we have. Then U.S Senators Ramsey and Westmoreland along with our Congressman U. S. Rep Brown in cooperation with County Commissioners Learnard, Fleisch and King along with the new 25 year-old mayor of Fayetteville (who is currently 17 - do the math) will put their heads together, work together in true and trusting cooperation and then come up with either an extension of the tax credits or an alternative use of the Pinewood Studio. I wonder if Great Wolf would be interested.
See, you are worried about nothing. Relax, we will have our best people working on it.
History has shown that states cut or reduce incentives at year 8. It gives the economists time to tell everyone it's not worth it.
I am all for developers making money and job creation. I also support redevelopment along with incentives for developers to redevelop. But it has to be intelligent. Handing pinewood a 20 yr discount was ludicrous. 5, maybe 10 max helps get a startup off the ground. But there were little jobs for locals. How many people that lived here before they came actually got steady jobs that include benefits? Most arrived from out of state, reside temporarily, or those that did relocate will move when (not if) the state has to spend more money on healthcare and schools. I'm not making this up. Look at all the other states that have done so already. Gov Deal went with a quick fix. This won't last and it's a shame the county is placing all their eggs in one basket. I saw no mention of any class a office buildings that would help bring in career jobs. I didn't see where chick fil a was going to move their Corp office here. I don't see how we're going to pay for all the infrastructure, roads, police, sewer treatment, ect... That is going to be announced, just not yet. All I see are low pay retail and service jobs. If you want to set the bar low, that's your prerogative. I'm like Mr. Cathy and have higher expectations.
You might have to wait longer than that. I understand the Marvel contract is longer than 8 years.
Ginga, the tax credits exist for the movie productions, not associated development. I find it interesting you and Husband both praise private sector job creation except if it involves developers making money. Husband says they should be paying their fair share? The selective application of Liberal philosophies is quite frustrating. Why should any county citizen be able to tell a private individual they should not be allowed to freely exercise their right to a private business venture? This assumes YOU have a better idea for property which does not belong to you. If eminent domain was used to take your property for this development, I would be upset with you. Let's not pretend conservative principles are being applied by third parties as they call for government to block development.
I got my eye on purchasing rental property at a reduced cost in about 8 yrs when the state realizes it doesn't make sense to provide tax credits and all the gypsies move.
Gypsies, Deadheads and Slackers? I'm guessing normal, hard-working people will probably want to live in Pinewood Forrest as well.
a few more ,
O and K ,,,
Frank & Jesse ,,,,
Orville & Wilbur;;;;
Ford & Chevy;;;;
(Mom say's Oink and Squeal)
Now it occurs to me Police seem to have a real need for these next two items, as they ask everyone they meet for these Items so maybe the Police Chief should just keep things simple and name her Pigs
License and Registration
Pretty good, Fuzz and Flat-foot currently have my vote.
mud and Spy, "a deep pocket developer" is in the business to make money. The term "a live, work and play community" comes straight from Agenda 21. When Cathy and Pace first described Pinewood Forrest they said it was needed for the folks who would be working in the movie industry at Pinewood Studios. Now, they are saying "that Pinewood Forrest will be home to and affordable for teachers and firefighters, Millennials and empty-nesters and families as well as those working in the movie industry." That sounds exactly like the sales job used to promote the Abbington Square development. Utopia right here in Fayette County. If we factor out 118 acres for public green space, integrated wellness center, community gardens, pools, playgrounds, a dog park, plus space for two hotels, commercial office space, retail, restaurants and 15 miles of trails and pathways, how much space will be left to build those "1,300 unique and varied residences which include single-family homes?" Sounds like "cheek to jowl" to me. In doing a little research into the Ga. Chamber of Commerce, I discovered something called the "State Tax Credit Exchange (STCE)." Did you know that a company can sell its Georgia State Tax Credit to someone else? I didn't know that. I wonder if Cathy and Pace can sell the tax credits they received from the County to another company? Just because Pinewood Forrest owners/developers Dan Cathy and Jim Pace are known for whatever, that doesn't mean they aren't in the business of making money. The way I look at it is that they are making money at the expense of Fayette County taxpayers (tax credits). They are making money at the expense of some fine homeowners in the area who've had to alter their lifestyles due to this project. I know some folks who are giving up the very things they moved to Fayette County for so that Dan Cathy and Jim Pace can make money with their development. Those folks are giving up their dreams so that Fayetteville's elected officials can say, "We're all excited. This is a wonderful time for Fayette County and especially for Fayetteville." But, perhaps I am being too harsh. Perhaps the Cathy/Pace organization has promised the little elderly lady who had to give up her home, flowers, and cats a brand new cubicle in Pinewood Forrest.
Kids say: peach & Fuzz while the husband lchanged his mind and likes: Fuzz & Flat-foot
Postponed till Aug. meeting at applicant's request.
Voters do NOT want this in fact most humans in America do not want this,,,,,,Santa Claus??/ The Tooth Fariy ???
Angels??? Demons??/? Hillary??? Trump??? Crane??? Oddo??? Barlow??? WHY then do WE put so much faith (yes STF it's FAITH) in flawed people???????????????????????/// Rather than putting FAITH in OURSELVES ?????????????????????????????
Did they vote Dar? I have been distracted for a couple days, but I thought the lofts were up for a vote last night. Right? Hope they are going to get built.
The Majority ELECTED Obama Hitler and Westmoreland ,,,, The American Voter is woefully uninformed
the American VOTER is one that will vote for a paycheck over Liberty. Donald Trump's speech last night ENDED ANY discussion on this topic (but just in case, Oddo; Westmoreland,Deal,Obama, Clinton, Bush; were all RE-ELECTED ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Hello?????
"Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?" -- Alan Keyes
JJ & Crane
Clearly his positions/reputation & local activities were sufficiently acceptable to the voters to send him to the GA Congress. Will you dismiss their votes as misguided? So who knows him best? Certainly not you or I. I trust the endorsement of Kent Kingsley.
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The United States Government is now putting Human Beings in Maximum Security Prisions if they don't treat an animal in a manner prescribed by a bureaucrat , Naming a Pig Bill and Hillary, I assure you will get ya arrested as that would be deemed cruel and inhumane treatment, furthermore the mere shunning the other pigs would do to Bill and Hillary would be considered hateful and bullying, (it might even get ya charged with Hate Speech. ......
You can't go wrong with Bill and Hilary if you are naming pigs.