Oct 19 2011

Clifton Corridor extension of MARTA will put Briarcliff Animal Clinic out of business!

In the last 48 hours we have learned that the proposed design of the Clifton Corridor extension of MARTA will put Briarcliff Animal Clinic out of business!  If you do not want this to happen, please sign our petition on change.org.

The plan proposed by the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative puts a MARTA station on the corner of Briarcliff Rd and Zonolite Rd.  This would seize almost all of our hospital parking, leaving only a few spaces at our front door.  There would be no parking for our veterinarians, support staff, and not nearly enough parking for our clients.

Enclosed is a representation of MARTA’s plan.  Note that there is minimally developed land on the other side of the train tracks from Briarcliff Animal Clinic, where a station could be built without such a negative impact to the area.

The FINAL Public Open House is being held on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm in the Silver Bell Pavilion at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.  There will be a brief formal presentation of the plans at 6:00pm.  This is the last chance you will have to make your opinion known.  It is our understanding that the final plan will be approved in November.  Time is running out, and this is extremely important to our community.

Briarcliff Animal Clinic has served the Emory area since 1958.  If you would like to see us remain in the neighborhood, please come to this meeting and express your views.  We need your help!  Please come if you have any reason for opposing the MARTA Station in that particular location.  Please sign our petition on change.org.

Thank you,

Peter Muller III, DVM and the staff of Briarcliff Animal Clinic

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