Protect Our Property Values - Protect Our Quality of Life - Oppose Distribution Warehouse on Redwine Road
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A 344,000 sf distribution warehouse, the size of almost 7 stadium football fields, is proposed to be built by the Atlanta Community Food Bank management. The location is a 64 acre wooded lot lying between Prince George St. and I-285, with the entrance diagonally across from the Public Storage on Redwine Road at Desert Drive.
While we applaud the truly good work the Food Bank does, a structure of this magnitude, having a fleet of 18 large box trucks and 6 tractor trailers with plans to add many more, will have a negative effect on property values of adjacent and surrounding neighborhoods.
The almost 3 acre truck court and 17 loading bays are on the residential side of the structure and the trucks will be starting up between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Also large trucks and tractor trailers will be delivering to the warehouse, adding to the noise and nuisance from the project. In 10 years it is estimated that they will grow to having 264 employees and a 790 trip count per day, adding to traffic problems already existing in the area.
Adding a distribution warehouse and introducing trucks to the Redwine Road Corridor at Camp Creek, where they have have not previously existed, jeopardizes the quality of life for the residents by bringing in more traffic and noise.
A project of this scope, mission, and regional scale is not permitted under the CUP (Community Unit Plan) zoning district, the zoning change they seek. In Atlanta and East Point, similar structures are zoned 'Light Industrial' or 'Business Park'.
The residents of Grant Estates, Washington Road Neighborhood Association, Hagger Hills, Landmark at Creekside Grand, Windsor Forest, Meridian at Redwine, Oak Forest, Ansley at Princeton Lakes, Cherry Blossom, Park at the Marketplace, Williamsburg, and other neighborhoods ask that the East Point City Council vote AGAINST the zoning change required to allow this project to move forward.
The Alliance for a Better Ward D is prepared to partner with Fulton County government, the City of East Point, and the Aerotropolis Alliance to identify more suitable development opportunities for this land.
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