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 This proposal was withdrawn last year.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Wilensky - CONFIRMED
Johnson - CONFIRMED
Harrell - CONFIRMED
Guan - CONFIRMED
Patrick - CONFIRMED
Handel - CONFIRMED
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
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.