We are an Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood alliance formed to prevent the placement of a T-Mobile 150′ cell tower on public school property and in the heart our residential neighborhood. Our neighborhood was developed in the 1950s and is a lovely, wooded area that is known for its quaint homes, green space and quiet streets. Our neighbors love this charming little neighborhood hidden just outside the heart of Atlanta, and just couldn’t see themselves leaving.
We were able to quickly mobilize in a matter of days after finding out about these plans — not just because we know each other’s names but because we care about this neighborhood and our neighbors. Aside from the special needs children of Margaret Harris Comprehensive School, there are a number of children who live in the area or spend time daily at least two day cares, and a private school. People regularly are walking in the streets with their dogs, with kids on bikes, or strollers right past where the tower is proposed to go. The neighborhood regularly uses the field adjacent to Margaret Harris for sports and dog play.
The neighborhood park behind Margaret Harris will be less than 20 yards from the tower.
Briarcliff Heights is encompassed within the boundaries of three main roads (Clairmont, Briarcliff, N. Druid Hills), it is encompassed in the N. Druid Hills Residents Association area:
THE MARGARET HARRIS COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
“… a self-contained special education school for students with severe and multiple disabilities.”
OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS WITHIN 1/4 MILE OF THE TOWER
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School — over 500 students and parrish
Briarcliff Day Care — dozens of young children
THE PROPOSED TOWER LOCATION
ABOVE: T-Mobile application for a 150′ tower next to Margaret Harris Comprehensive School. You can clearly see that the tower will be placed immediately adjacent to the school, just next to the staff parking lot.