Residents unhappy with proposed development at Piedmont Park, Atlanta Beltline

A proposed development at 10th Street and Monroe Drive near Piedmont Park in Atlanta has angered residents who say allowing the project would set a bad precedent for the area and would make an already-dangerous intersection more perilous.

The development, on four acres next to Park Tavern along a planned extension of the Beltline, would add a hotel, a grocery store, a food hall and about 300 residences to the area.

The project, by Fuqua Development and 10th & Monroe LLC, would be the right place for a mixed-use project, and would add amenities to the neighborhood, developers Jeff Fuqua and Jim Kegley said.

“I think it’s a really bad idea,” said Holice Wolf, a Midtown resident of 13 years who was walking near the intersection Tuesday. “I feel like we have enough going on here. We don’t need more.”

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