Residents frustrated with city’s potential Dunwoody Village rezoning deal

From the AJC

Dozens of residents told Dunwoody leaders they oppose a city staff-backed rezoning effort that they fear would cost them their privacy.

More than 30 residents attended Monday’s City Council meeting and about 1,700 people signed a petition opposing the plan, which would rezone two parcels within the 160-acre Dunwoody Village to encourage redevelopment as a downtown district. The rezoning would allow commercial property owners to shrink the portion of undisturbed land that separates residents’ homes from retail shops.

The city has been trying to rezone the properties for more than a year, but a lawsuit, potentially missing county documents and resident outcries delayed the process. Residents asked the council to take more time and try to find a different alternative that would ensure homeowners keep their separation from the village.

“We need you to be just as supportive of these neighbors as you have of others when they felt they were threatened by commercial intrusion,” Adrienne Duncan, a past Dunwoody Homeowners Association president, said during the meeting.

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