Brookhaven Parks & Rec Spring 2019 Activity Guide available now

Want to sign the kiddos up for T-ball, basketball or cheerleading? Have any budding gymnasts, tennis stars, or artists in your household? Interested in taking a salsa dance class?

Check out the Brookhaven Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2019 Activity Guide to find out how to sign up for these programs and more.

The guide can be found online, is available to pick up for free at City facilities, and will be distributed in the Nov.… Read More »

You can help make the holidays brighter for those in need through Toys for Tots

Tis the season…to help those less fortunate. Once again, residents can drop off donations for Toys for Tots through Dec. 14 at City of Brookhaven facilities, including City Hall, the Brookhaven Police Department, and Lynwood and Briarwood recreation centers.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any of the four facilities between the hours of 8:30 a.m.… Read More »

Brookhaven zoning changes limit Airbnbs

Airbnb banned in city where co-founder’s dad is on City Council:  Not even having your father sitting on the Brookhaven City Council will keep your multibillion-dollar business from being outlawed. Joe Gebbia Jr., a co-founder and chief product officer of short-term rental behemoth Airbnb, faced that reality this week.  Continue at Reporter Newspapers

Brookhaven zoning changes limit Airbnbs:  The Brookhaven City Council approved an overhaul of the city’s zoning laws, including new affordable housing incentives and a ban on renting out single-family homes to vacationers.That change will affect homeowners who lease their property for 30 days or less at a time through short-term rental services like Airbnb or VRBO.… Read More »

Light Up Brookhaven Set For Nov. 29 At Blackburn Park

Forget about visions of sugar plums. Gently falling “snowflakes,” reindeer, twinkling lights, s’mores and more await visitors to this year’s Light Up Brookhaven celebration slated for Nov. 29 at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road from 6-8 p.m.

The fun-filled evening, starting with a dramatic arrival by Santa, will be packed with holiday-themed activities including music, games, crafts, and giveaways leading up to lighting of the City’s Hanukkah decorations and dazzling new 40’ Christmas tree.… Read More »

Brookhaven voters approve $40 million parks bond

Brookhaven’s $40 million parks bond appears to have been approved by voters with 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from DeKalb County Registration & Elections. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting, the “yes” votes tallied in at 12,352 and the “no” votes came in at 40 8,258 votes. Total votes cast came in at 20,610. 

Short-term home rentals may be restricted in Brookhaven zoning code

The city of Brookhaven may restrict Airbnb and similar short-term home rental services in its new zoning code.

A proposed draft of the city’s zoning ordinance rewrite bans short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods and only allows them through a special land use permit process in multifamily residential properties, in certain areas of the Peachtree Overlay and the proposed new mixed-use districts.… Read More »