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A pie in his eye

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Sport is where ‘the community gathers’ PAGES 18-20

Pillow talk Her sewing creations soften patients’ visits MAKING A DIFFERENCE 21 PHIL MOSIER

Mariah Andrews, left, a freshman at North Springs Charter High School, makes perfect contact with Sandy Springs librarian Marlan Brinkley on Aug. 17 at the library. Brinkley promised his teen readers that for every book they read over the summer, they could hit him with a pie. More photos on page 27.

City takes closer look at its ‘vertical’ roads BY DAN WHISENHUNT

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Council considers apartment strategy BY DAN WHISENHUNT

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Lake Forrest Drive isn’t the only road in Sandy Springs that’s created by cutting a vertical slope, but it’s the most notorious one. It might also be a learning opportunity, according to Sandy Springs City Councilman John Paulson. “This isn’t the only vertical/near-vertical rock face in the city,” Paulson said during the Aug. 6 City Council meeting. “We’ve now got a process in place to start looking at the rest of these.” City Council on Aug. 6 gave the OK to awarding an emergency contract in order to speed up repairs on a closed portion of Lake

City leaders know what kind of apartments they’d like developers to build. Mixed-used developments such as the JLB Partners development at Roswell Road and Windsor Parkway have received support from most members of Sandy Springs City Council. That project will produce high-end apartments aimed at attracting young professionals to the area. But City Council members are not quite as certain about how they should get rid of the kind of apartments they don’t like. With multi-family zoning applications pouring in across met-

SEE LAKE FORREST, PAGE 26

SEE CITY CONSIDERS, PAGE 27

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08-23-2013 Sandy Springs Reporter