Many of you may recall the Super Tower land behind Pikes, adjacent to Johns Creek High School, and City Trail system.
The City bought land, had the easements and building permits approved for a 420 foot Super Tower, with flashing high intensity lights to ward off airplanes.
It was expected to be over 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Mayor Bodker and City Staff were highly criticized for even considering the plan, let alone pursuing it, all without due diligence.
Citizens vocalized mass opposition, which resulted in the tower being placed in Forsyth County.
Nonetheless, the City bought the property. Now has allowed Public Works to utilize it for for dirt and gravel storage.
Public Works also has a few dumpsters in the lot. And that is What’s Stinking.
The dumpster have become a public safety concern, quality of life, as well as economic issue. Roadkill and waste is dumped in the dumpsters, creating an odor and stench that’s most unwelcome.
This is negatively impacting Pike’s business. Customers do not want to shop for plants with the rancid odor in the air.
With the millions of dollars the City has spent for the trail system in the area, wouldn’t a playground and benches be better for this City owned land?
A beautiful playground, garden and greenery would make it a wonderful destination. Walkers and strollers, could help nearby businesses with foot traffic.
Neighbors, should the land be converted into a playground and garden?