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Monday, March 18, 2013

Work remains stalled in Druid Hills battle

 From the ajc
Work remains stalled in Druid Hills battle
By April Hunt

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

No more trees will fall in Druid Hills – at least for a few days – until a DeKalb County judge can figure out how and if a controversial development off Clifton Road can proceed.

Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson said Monday she expects to rule “fairly soon” on whether to continue to stall work at the three vacant lots that attorney Robert Buckler wants to carve into a seven-lot subdivision near Emory University.

That answer likely will come by week’s end. It may take weeks longer for her to decide if the Druid Hills Civic Association has the right to sue to stop the project known as Clifton Ridge. And it may be months before she rules on the central issue: Whether Buckler must get the OK from the county’s Historic Preservation Board for the project, or if he needs only the planning commission approval he received in 2011.
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