In the interim, there will probably be thousands of different opinions expressed by folks who want to see something built at the site, be it a Trader Joe's, a grocery store, or any other number of designs.
Smyrna-Vinings Patch wants to hear from you about what you want to see at the site once everything is finalized and built. However, try to keep these constraints in mind:
- The site is zoned for mixed-use, which means that there must be a combination of any of residential, office, retail, entertainment, or civic space. Additionally, the site must have a balance of whatever uses are planned for the development and there must be ample pedestrian and bicycle access inside the area and to areas outside.
- The city and developers have stated over and over again that grocery stores, big box retailers and other "anchor" businesses do not see a financial incentive to investing in the Jonquil Village site. Mayor Max Bacon has confirmed that Publix remains uninterested in rejoining the project, even since the news of the Braves' relocation to the outskirts of Smyrna was announced.