The law of land use-zoning and planning-operates obscurely in the background most of the time. However, occasionally a controversy drives a land use issue into the headlines. Selig Enterprises’ plan to put a mixed-use development on the Armstrong & Dobbs site, possibly anchored by a large Walmart, is generating lots of media coverage. That makes for a great teachable moment for a land use law teacher like me.
We made hundreds of calls into Selig Enterprises offices today- GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK! Keep spreading the word about this discussion- it’s incredibly important that we empower others to believe that WE CAN DO BETTER than a 100,000 sq. ft. Walmart in downtown Athens! Good Work People for a Better Athens!