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State Restrictions on Municipal Zoning are Moving Forward on Feb. 26

In January, we posted about three bills that threatened to affect Dunwoody's viability in the future. One of these bills, HB 302 , would restrict any county or municipality from setting or enforcing building codes beyond what is established at the state level. This bill now has a companion bill,  HB 937 and is proceeding through the committee process. While State Senator Harrell and State Representative Wilensky promised to oppose this bill, it will move forward in the legislative process tomorrow (February 26) at 8 AM. It is expected that it will proceed to the Rules Committee at 9 AM that same day. Some local elected officials dismissed this bill, its potential impact, and the probability of it being passed; the bill still has momentum.  This bill can severely restrict the abilities of Dunwoody and every other city to set its own building standards   Dunwoody incorporated to set zoning and building codes to meet the unique changing needs of the city.  All cities shou


On February 9, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association held a public board meeting in part to discuss the proposed updates to Dunwoody Village zoning and usage. Numerous residents from the adjacent neighborhoods of The Branches and Vernon Oaks shared their perspectives on how these proposed updates will impact their lives and homes. The meeting was recorded and live streamed via Facebook and the details of these comments may be viewed at that location. At the board’s session after the public meeting, the board considered the proposed changes and the citizen’s comments and voted unanimously (with one abstention) to endorse a 100-foot buffer between the Village commercial properties and the homeowners’ lots in the Branches; 50 feet of undisturbed forested land adjacent to the homeowners and 50 feet of transitional landscaping on the commercial side. On the subject of residential units, either permitted by right or via SLUP, the board voted against allowing residential units in the plan. W

February Board Meeting Examines Village Updates and Impact on Homes

DHA board meetings are open to the public and live-streamed on Facebook. This month, the DHA will host a discussion from residents regarding their concerns over the proposed updates to the Dunwoody Village overlay and how to mitigate negative impacts on adjacent neighborhoods. All are welcome to bring their perspectives to the discussion. Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:30 PM Shallowford Annex, Room 2 4470 North Shallowford Road More information about the Dunwoody Village Overlay Updates