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CLIFTON RIDGE: CURRENT STATUS

The site of the proposed Clifton Ridge subdivision looks terrible, but the fight is far from over.

On June 25, the Georgia Court of Appeals agreed to hear the DHCA/Deny Clifton Ridge Task Force’s appeal of the trial court’s dismissal of one of our lawsuits (the judge cited legal standing). Thanks to attorney Rob Benfield, we now possess a fair chance of having our main lawsuit reinstated. But it will be months before the Court of Appeals hears the case and delivers a verdict.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to secure another temporary restraining order anytime soon, which means that the developer can continue to pursue his work in accordance with his Land Disturbance Permit. Sadly, that work has already included cutting down trees and extensive grading. He can also install water, sewer, and utility lines, and can create a road with sidewalks. Without a building permit, however, the developer may not build houses.

Thank you for your support.

Steering Committee
Deny Clifton Ridge/Preserve Druid Hills

One Comment
  1. Alida Silverman #

    Thank you for making it clear what that permit allows. I had had no idea that the permit was for subdivision preparation! What is happening in the County???!!!??? This is outrageous.

    08/02/2013

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