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Change is underway for boring, cookie cutter development

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Boring, cookie cutter development is something several people in metro Atlanta complain about it. But now, a change is underway.

The bad guy is usually the developer, the bored bureaucrat the enabler. And the neighbors are always the victims. Well, this story turns that on its head.

Neighbors on Ponce at Peachtree took a look at plans for a new hotel here. The original and then the upgrade. 

"Oh wow. That's nice. That is really nice!"

Karl Smith works for the Neighbors with Midtown Alliance. They found the first design like much new construction in Atlanta and its suburbs... uninspired. 

We found lots examples. Dull, beige cookie cutter near the Beltline the south side. Still the original plan fit all the required codes. But then City Hall sided with the neighbors. 

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