Chuck Trense, President, called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
State Representative Fran Millar introduced state and local officials: State Senator Bart Ladd, retired Senator James Tysinger; State Representative Max Davis, DeKalb County Commissioners Elaine Boyer and Judy Yates, DeKalb County Executive Assistant Richard Stogner, Interim DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown, and Major Tyrone Bush, Commander of the DeKalb County Police North Precinct.
BROOK RUN--Chuck introduced David Purcell, the former Director of DeKalb County Economic Development who discussed Brook Run development. Dunwoody Preservation Trust has $150,000 grant to develop a master plan for recreational use of the property. A strategic planning committee is being developed with Pam Holmes and Morris Williams as county liaisons. He stated that the development plans would be a partnership between the public sector, the private sector, and the county. Seventy percent of the property has to be designated as green space. He encouraged all to submit their comments to the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. Maps were handed out.
DEKALB COUNTY ZONING—Bill Grossman said that there has been a decrease in the number of zoning applications because large parcels are not available. Largest residential development is at Mt. Vernon and Tilly Mill. Sites have been submitted appropriate for community parks.
FULTON COUNTY ZONING—Don Boyken stated that the biggest zoning issue is Roberts Properties application on Peachtree Dunwoody Road that will include 3 high-rise buildings. This backs up to The Branches subdivision. Other zonings mentioned were Pitts Road/Spalding and Dunwoody Club/Happy Hollow.
Chuck stated that two large issues this year have been New Atlanta Jewish High School and PSINet. The Marcus Jewish Community Center withdrew its application to share space with the high school. Chateau Woods subdivision still has high levels of noise from PSINet.
DUNWOODY VILLAGE OVERLAY—Bill Phillips went over this project for the Dunwoody Village business district which extends north on Chamblee Dunwoody Road from the Dunwoody Library to just past the High Cotton restaurant and north on Mount Vernon from Dunwoody Baptist until it narrows into a two lane residential area. Guidelines will be established for architectural and urban design elements. The committee working on this project included residents, business owners, zoning consultants, and real estate representatives. He thanked Commissioners Elaine Boyer and Judy Yates for their support of this project.
DUNWOODY HALL AND DUNWOODY VILLAGE—Bob Lundsten stated that Publix is scheduled to open in April. Although there has been disagreement over signage in Dunwoody Hall, he feels that it will be a positive addition to the community. Dunwoody Village has 2 tenants currently interested in the Bruno space.
Chuck Trense was presented a plaque in appreciation of his work on behalf of DHA.
Chuck then responded to questions from those attending the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned.