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Chick-Fil-A To Build BeltLine-Area Restaurant Over Urbanist Objections

Chick-fil-A intends to replace a Texaco gas station and convenience store [center, left].
Chick-fil-A intends to replace a Texaco gas station and convenience store [center, left].
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Chick-fil-A is moving forward with a new Atlanta restaurant despite objections from urbanists who opposed a car-centric project at a prominent intersection.

Chick-fil-A Inc. received approval from the city to build the restaurant and parking lot at the intersection of Boulevard and Ponce de Leon Avenue. It is less than a half-mile from Ponce City Market and the BeltLine Eastside Trail and sits within the BeltLine Overlay District.

The Atlanta-based fast-food giant received city approval despite staunch objection from the BeltLine Design Review Committee, an advisory group that provides design consultation, review and recommendations for all special administrative permits within the overlay district.

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