1/26: What’s next for Gwinnett?

Moderated by Rick Badie

Gwinnett County has become a “mature community,” more urban than suburban. What’s next for a county that’s long been a regional economic player?

Sustainable development, suggests Chuck Warbington, executive director of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District.

Also, urban planner Christopher Leinberger urges metro Atlanta to return to its roots.

What do you think?

3 comments Add your comment

Zaquitchia

January 26th, 2012
6:25 pm

The northern and eastern ends of Gwinnett are still livable. The western and southern parts of the county have been overrun by diversity and now are just an extension of DeKalb. It’d probably be even worse if we’d had MARTA all these years.

Corey

January 26th, 2012
9:00 am

@SAWB

January 26th, 2012
12:04 am

Welcome to the human race American style, pal. Unless you want to invest enough money to carve out your own paradise you’ll just have to share that portion of planet earth along with the good, the bad and the ugly, the tired the poor, sinners and saints. Perfection only exists on TV where things are carefully scripted with a predetermined outcome.

SAWB

January 26th, 2012
12:04 am

Gwinnett leaders were like pigs at the trough gorging themselves on the rapid uncontrolled growth like there was no end. Now, we are paying the price with too many apartments and lower income residences which results in a lower class of individuals and ultimately crime. Exhibit One Jimmy Carter Blvd., Exhibit Two Gwinnett Place. While growth is good for the businesses involved and the government that collects taxes allowing them to get reelected it has not necessarily been good for most Gwinnett Residents.

Now we have to find ways to address these problems while precluding them from happening in other past of the County. Crime which was once almost no-existent is out of control, corruption is growing even including the County Commission, home values are down, traffic is ever worsening and services are overloaded. We need to slow way down and implement smart growth starting with major redevelopment of the pre-ghetto areas that are springing up.