I like the plan as presented and believe it will be a great addition to the community.
I live in the neighborhood directly behind this development and I cannot wait for this to be built. Nothing but good can come from it. The apartments proposed sound like they will be very high-end and will not become "slums" as I have heard other people say. These apartments will improve the quality of the area because they will bring in professionals looking for a city-feel without city living.
We bought our house when the site was still planned to be Prospect Park and this was a major factor in relocating to Alpharetta from in-town living. We chose to move out of the city because this was going to fulfill what we wanted out of city life but we'd have the perks and pleasures of living in a great town like Alpharetta. My husband and I are both educated young professionals that would have overlooked the opportunities of Alpharetta had we not been promised Prospect Park.
Now that Avalon is coming in, we are thrilled to finally get the lifestyle we were hoping for. Shopping, dining, and entertainment that are worth staying in Alpharetta on a weekend night instead of heading to Atlanta, Vinings, or even Roswell.
This an opportunity and we as a city need to take it. I love living in Alpharetta and I want others to see how great it is to be here.