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New zoning rules support trend in urban agriculture

On this blog, we often focus on the issues of water and air pollution, toxic torts and environmental cleanup, which tend to be rather negative topics. Today we’ll write about something a bit more positive: new city laws which are allowing Atlanta residents to grow their own food. The increasing trend in urban agriculture is a positive one for multiple reasons: not only does it promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce the need to ship in food; it also strengthens relationships and communities.

Old GM site could soon be transformed into transportation hub

New zoning rules applying to a 165-acre tract of land in Doraville previously home to a GM plant will reportedly help to open that site up and put it back to use. The plant was closed down back in 2008 in an effort by the auto manufacturer to restructure its business, and has been sitting idle since. Atlanta readers may know that the property is on the intersection of the Atlanta Perimeter, three miles from the DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

Mining company seeks to shut down competitor over zoning violation

Broad River Quarries LLC, an Elberton mining company, has reportedly filed a claim against Rockdale County, accusing county officials of permitting another mining company of illegally operating. According to Broad River, the quarry is not in according with local zoning laws and needs to cease operations.

One Georgia project brings county zoning problems to light

There are various types and levels of law. Laws even divide based on the county that one lives in. Your friend who might live only 10 minutes away could have distinct laws that, for example, impact what they can or cannot do with their home.

Georgia landfill case ends 15 years after landfill closure

It sounds like an odd combination of land use. There is a blueberry farm, cattle and homes on the acres of land near where a Georgia landfill once operated. That variety of land use didn't go on without a battle, though it sounds as though the environmental lawsuit is over.

One county in Georgia wins fight against landfill plans

The community in which a person lives, where a person calls home, is worth protecting. For some, that might mean fighting crime. Maybe it means fighting higher taxes. For others, it means protecting the very land that their community is built upon. 

Supreme Court ends term with controversial land use ruling

The Georgia legal community is not alone in being stunned by late-term decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices tackled some high-profile cases, and those decisions will affect many, many people. One decision, though, could have a significant impact on entire communities and at a most inopportune time.

Timbering project in Georgia raises resident's concern

People want to feel like they live in a community where the beauty and not just the profitability of its resources are valued. The recent timbering of a sizable area in Bryan County, Georgia, leaves at least one resident complaining about the form and function of the land that he is left to look at after a timber company cleared the land.

Georgia community rallies to oppose additional landfill

How many landfills near where you live are too many? That is the question being raised in an community in Gainesville, Georgia. Residents of an area that neighbors several existing landfills are banding together to stop the rezoning of a 51-acre property that would allow for the creation of a new landfill. The request to rezone the property--which the Hall County Commission is expected to approve--stems from a company that donated many thousands of dollars to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's 2010 gubernatorial campaign, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition, one of the landfills is owned by the governor's longtime business partner.

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