Apartments in Snellville?
An information session sponsored by the grassroots group SOSnellville.com drew a crowd estimated at over 800 people to Gwinnett County's Brookwood High School last Thursday night to discuss a proposal to build apartments near Snellville's Eastside Medical Center.
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#1 Aug 20, 2014
I wholeheartedly agree that Snellville does not need apartments. I have friends that live in that area and travel to other locations to do their shopping due to the traffic nightmare that already exists along Scenic Highway. Gwinnett County Public Schools has a problem with non resident fraud with those that don't live here. My husband works with woman that lives in Lithonia and she drops her two kids off at Shiloh High on her way to work in Gwinnett. I get that Dekalb has bad schools but it is ridiculous that GCPS is letting her get away with using a fake address. My husband called the school last year and asked for anonymity but did turn her in and gave detailed info about her and the lies. Nothing has happened and that was about 9 mos. ago. Nothing has been done!. Do they even care that the taxpayers of Gwinnett are paying for kids that live else where? Why have clusters or attendance zones if people know they can be widely abused and ignored. I just saw that the enrollment numbers are up again this year in Gwinnett and I don't see people moving in the county to account for this high increase.
Insanity. I keep hearing that Gwinnett is the next Dekalb county in the making. If our county commissioners, school board, developers, and other higher ups in Gwinnett are not careful we WILL be just like Dekalb very quickly.
Apartments don't bring in property tax dollars like homes, and apt dwellers typically don't have high levels of disposable income that generate sales taxes that compensate. The crime rates will go up especially after these apartments age a few years.
If these apartments come then the flight will start to happen before the ink is dry on the papers.
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