An AJC story today answers the question of where the new APS high school will not be located: It will not be on the site of the Paces Apartments complex in Buckhead Village, a site that met with opposition from the neighbors.
Instead, it is being suggested that the long-awaited school may be built on IBM properties on Northside Parkway, which is not as pedestrian friendly.
I understand the traffic concerns around the Buckhead Village location, but I think there is something wonderful about a high school site that allows teens to walk safely to coffee shops. boutiques and bookstores.
I have never been a fan of isolating schools on major roads that inhibit the ability of students to walk. My son went to a high school in the midst of downtown Decatur, and he and friends sometimes walked downtown for ice cream or pizza. (Of course, once he bought himself a 1992 Honda, he