Calendar

Aug
11
Tue
SWANCY REZONING FOR SENIOR LIVING – PLANNING COMMISSION @ Dunwoody City Hall & Online via Zoom
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

To speak to this issue in public comment, either in person or via Zoom, please contact the city clerk at the email link above.

The acreage around Swancy Farmhouse, an historic home across Chamblee-Dunwoody road from Dunwoody Nature Center and Austin Elementary, has been the subject of redevelopment for a couple of years.

The local homeowners of older ranch homes around the property have sold their land and developers have been trying to rezone it for "niche" neighborhoods.  Both proposals involve reducing the zoning density from R-100 (lots have minimum 100 feet of street frontage) to R-50 lots (half the street frontage with about 10 feet between homes).  Both proposals also must contend with a privately-owned easement and permission to access it for proper drainage. Both proposals are designed as "age targeted" developments to address the growing need for senior-friendly housing with different features than those enjoyed by younger families.

The first attempt was a proposed 10-unit development of 2-3 story homes that the developer proposed as "senior friendly" with a "master on the main".  This proposal was withdrawn last year.

The latest proposal by Peachland Homes includes a R-50 rezoning with homes designed as single-story bungalows with a partial second-story loft in some models.  Questions regarding the private easement remain.

 

Aug
31
Mon
Dunwoody Charter Commission Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm

See the link above for the agenda and instructions to attend virtually.

To date, the Charter Commission has recommended:

  • Eliminating the tax millage rate cap established when Dunwoody incorporated.  Before incorporation, DeKalb county raised tax rates with no voter say at all.
  • Allowing city council to raise taxes without a voter referendum; Dunwoody was incorporated with this check and balance to require voter input before tax rates could change
  • Adding greater powers to the Mayor's office, eliminating the weak-mayor system that prevents potential autocratic abuses

To take part in public comment, please send an email to publiccomment@dunwoodyga.gov. Include the name of the meeting, your name, your email address and phone number. You will will be placed on a first-come, first-served list for public comment.
The City of Dunwoody is a municipality created by the 2008 Georgia General Assembly. The Charter for the City of Dunwoody authorizes the Mayor and City Council of the City to create a Charter Commission to review the City’s experience and recommend to the General Assembly any changes to the City Charter.

Learn more about the Charter Commission here:  https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=government_boards_commissions_and_committees_charter_commission

Sep
20
Sun
Candidate Forum 2020 @ Online via Social Media
Sep 20 @ 1:45 pm

In November, voters will cast ballots in major races.
For Dunwoody this includes:

DeKalb Commission District 1
Nancy Jester (I) vs Robert Patrick

Georgia State Senate District 40
Sally Harrell (I) vs Garry Guan

Georgia House District 79
Mike Wilensky (I) vs Andrea Johnson

GA Congressional District 6
Lucy McBath (I) vs Karen Handel

HD 79: 2 PM
Wilensky - CONFIRMED
Johnson - CONFIRMED
SD 40: 2:40 PM
Harrell - CONFIRMED
Guan - CONFIRMED
DeKalb Commission District 1: 3:15 PM
Jester
Patrick - CONFIRMED
GA Congressional District 6: 3:55 PM
McBath
Handel - CONFIRMED
The DHA is non-partisan and non-biased. The DHA presents candidate forums for the benefit of local voters to encounter candidates in a venue that is not controlled by a candidate or campaign. DHA will not be making endorsements of a candidate or party.
Oct
21
Wed
Public Meeting For Proposed Townhouse Development on Peeler Road @ Online Via Zoom
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See image below for full description distributed to local property owners.
This event is not hosted by the DHA, but we encourage all interested in property redevelopment around the city to attend.

Zoom Meeting ID:  785 4695 4187
Password:  TAPDG

Nov
22
Sun
Light Up Dunwoody @ Streamed Live from the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Light Up Dunwoody is Online for 2020

Due to safety concerns around COVID-19, the afternoon celebration leading to the holiday lighting of Dunwoody Village has been suspended.

We will not close the year without our traditional lighting!  The Christmas tree and Menorah will occupy their regular place across from the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse.  The lights will ill still come on at 6 PM the Sunday before Thanksgiving to open the holiday season!  Families are welcome to come after the lighting to take photos.

A special video presentation and live lighting will stream on Facebook at 5:30 PM on November 22.  Watch at www.facebook.com/TheDHA

As always we thank the Dunwoody Animal Hospital for the use of their corner in the light display.

 

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