This past workweek may have been abbreviated, but that doesn't mean there was a shortage of fireworks in Atlanta development news and commentary about it. We've selected a few highlights from the week's reader input below, ranging from educated context to goofy jabs.  


“Do y'all remember when living in Buckhead was cool because you could walk to the bars? Wait... oh... no one remembers... feeling old and alone.” — commenter Letmesaythis provides an off-topic laugh, “Is closing Edgewood Avenue to car traffic this summer the right move?

“There might have been a tiny spike in homebuilding in 2020, but we’re still building homes at a rate of about 3,000 per month in metro Atlanta, lower than any time between 1994 and 2007, when we averaged 5,000 per month even though it was a much smaller city. The rate of homebuilding has plateaued for around six years now, and it’s a big reason why prices are rising through the roof.” — commenter JohnRoseO4W drops that good kind of context, “Report: Atlanta's recent housing boom among nation's largest

“Undeniably the right step in eliminating the food deserts in Atlanta, but we need to recognize that the majority of the communities in need are SOUTH of [Ralph David Abernathy] Boulevard.” — Masato Webb (@masato_webb), via twitter,Fresh renderings: A closer look at Summerhill's long-awaited grocery

MARTA's latest TOD in Grant Park. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

“Finally! Would love to see a whole renovation of Five Points [MARTA] station now, as the hub. Keep these TODs coming! I would love to see the East Lake one happen too!” — Laura Mitchell, via Facebook, on the virtues of transit-oriented development, “Images: MARTA's mixed-use build overlooking Oakland Cemetery is coming together

“Red brick is endemic to our city, which, as we know, is built on reddest Georgia clay soil. Go ahead and paint your wood or steel structures any color that suits you, but please keep Atlanta’s brick buildings the classic red clay brick color that reflects our history and sense of place.” — commenter VaHigh bemoans a recent Peachtree Road paint job, “Images: Buckhead's Darlington tower being reborn as pint-sized lofts


Special Retroactive Acknowledgement: 

"I've always wanted to live at the Cheesecake Factory." — commenter aderhold_cat's quip about Main Street residential design, as exhaustively nominated for COTW honors by fellow readers this week and last, "Reps: Downtown Alpharetta project meant to look Italian selling like hotcakes"