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Sam Massell has never shied from tooting Buckhead's horn. But the neighborhood's staggering growth projections evoke some anxiety, even from the one-time Atlanta mayor.
With 14 million square feet of office space, 4,700 hotel rooms and 16,500 apartments and condominiums, the affluent 28-square-mile community already is grappling with anti-development sentiment, land-use questions, traffic congestion and strained infrastructure.
Now, consider what's still on the drawing board: 17 million square feet of office space, 3 million square feet of retail development, 5,000 multifamily units and 2,600 hotel rooms.
The numbers are sobering. "It's not a bragging point …