No, this isnt a misprint. In the midst of intowns renaissance, GENTRIFICATION has wreaked severe side effects. Rampant development has burdened Atlantas already strained sewage system. An overabundance of condos and strip malls has created architectural homogeny. An influx of people and a dearth of public transit has made getting around town a real pain. And skyrocketing property values and taxes are changing the face of the city, literally. Homeowners whove been forced out by rising taxes are predominantly longtime, low-income, African-Americans. And its now become difficult for first-time homebuyers to afford even the most modest digs.
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