Brookhaven City Hall Location?

Is this a good spot for City Hall?

At tonight's there was sidewalk conversation after the presentation about the idea of the new Brookhaven City Hall being placed on Peachtree Rd where the old Harris Teeter used to be. No one was really for or against, it was just a topic of discussion. The map below is the location. I was just curious what people thought of this idea.

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Ben Podgor August 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Eric Hodvdesven: I found it again by putting brookhaven ga geography into Google. Here is the detailed address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhaven_Georgia#Neighborhoods_and_districts You should find it under Demographics, it is on the right. Try the first suggestion brookhaven ga geography so that you do not have to type out the address. I'm also not sure that I copied the dashes correctly as they may be- or_ Ben Podgor
Eric H August 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Ok I see it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhaven,_Georgia in the box on the left and its based on Census Designated Places. 12 miles to 8 miles (7.8 to be exact) seems like a big swing considering all the articles that used the 12 mile figure, which is what caught my attention. And I think that Wiki info is bad. I can find census data for the North Atlanta CDP http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1356000.html I can't find a listing for a Brookhaven CDP in Georgia. Plus by looking at this drawing it looks like the North Atlanta CDP does not cover the entire city of Brookhaven. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DeKalb_County_Georgia_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_North_Atlanta_Highlighted.svg And the 2010 Census Data for the North Atlanta CDP And note the info in that box which apparently is from the North Atlanta CDP info has a population of just over 40,000 people which is 9,000 short of the total Brookhaven population. So I suspect the other 4 or so miles may be in another CDP that that box on wiki failed to include.
Stan August 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
The original University of Georgia study described the area as 12.02 square miles. We then changed the boundaries to exclude Century Center, Plaza Fiesta, portions of PDK airport. So 7.8 square miles seems reasonable.
Eric H August 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Also the CVI study in coming up with their 12.2 square mile figure before removal of the triangle with the airport and Plaza Fiesta used State GIS data so I would go with that information. Granted its less than 12.2 square miles because that above mentioned area was removed, but that looks to be under 1 square mile of land, maybe under .5 square miles.
Eric H August 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM
The CVI study version that was done after removal of Century Center says 12.2 miles. I never saw the CVI study for before, when Century Center was in there, did that one also say 12.2? As described above, I think wiki is wrong its based on figures for the North Atlanta CDP which doesn't include everything in the City.


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