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-The city of Athens needs a Regulating/ Zoning Plan. Development has begun to sprawl across multiple land uses in an unmitigated fashion.
-Transportation infrastructure is suffering because the development has not incorporated traffic studies and ways to mitigate increased traffic capacity on major thoroughfares such as US HWY 72.
-The impact of local and small businesses needs to be included as an asset to the city. I would appreciate less focus on chain restaurants and big box stores.
-There is no collective vision for the city. If we can develop a list planning Vision with a list of goals and objectives then vet the future developments against those goals, the city of Athens will be a better place for its residents. This creates an checks/ balances system.