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Inside Robin’s Nest

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JULY 11 — JULY 24, 2012 • VOL. 8 — NO. 14 She loves the bluebirds, not the grackles COMMUNITY 7

Stars in their eyes

Close encounter What do you do when face-to-face with a snake? COMMUNITY 10

Tree hugger Artist shows off his color palette at nature preserve OUT & ABOUT 14

Growth spurt New pastor has big plans for Primitive Baptist church FAITH 15

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Anis Cafe and Bistro transports you to France RESTAURANTS 16

Reporter Newspapers Small Business of the Year, 2013

The city kept the Fourth of July holiday going with a community fireworks show on July 5, at the Concourse Office Park complex in Sandy Springs. Enjoying the night on the lawn, from left, Chanse Hendrick, 4, Cameron Bignault, 5, Leila Wesley, 3, and Emily Volkman, 12. More photos on page 4.

Cities look to improve pedestrian safety, access BY ANN MARIE QUILL

SANDY SPRINGS/PERIMETER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PHIL MOSIER

Developer proposing 50-story office building BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America says Atlanta is the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.” Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting. “It’s challenging in a suburban environment because infrastructure

A Texas-based real estate developer seeks zoning that would allow it to build 500 new apartment units in Sandy Springs and a 50-story office building critics say would become the tallest building outReaders react in side Atlanta’s Perimeter highway. Letters, p. 6 John Heagy, senior managing director of Hines, the development company, says “the fact is, this is not just one building. It’s a village of buildings that we’re seeking final approval on.”

SEE CITIES, PAGE 22

SEE DEVELOPER, PAGE 5

07-11-2014 Sandy Springs Reporter