At its last ever meeting, the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven gave its final recommendations to members of the Brookhaven City Council.
Included in the report were suggestions for which vendors to select to provide municipal services, locations for office space, and resumes for potential city managers.
Jed Beardsley, co-chair of the commission’s offices and facilities committee, announced the recommended locations for the city of Brookhaven’s temporary office and municipal court space.
Beardsley said for the administrative offices, the committee selected 200 Ashford Center North, suite 150. For municipal court, the committee recommended suite 125 in building two of Corporate Square, at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Buford Highway. He estimated that the court space could be ready for use as early as February.
Beardsley said the committee negotiated a one-year lease for the administrative office space, which is in the Perimeter area.
“It’s a ground floor space and the parking is easy and free,” Beardsley said. “It’s move in ready and mostly furnished.”
The only drawback is that it is located outside of the city limits, he said.
Beardsley said the group had trouble finding a suitable office building within the city limits that was comfortable having a city government as a tenant.
“They all said, I’m sorry, we can’t allow a municipal use in our Class A office building,” Beardsley said.
The commission’s meeting, held Dec. 9 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, was just one day before the new Brookhaven City Council members are to be sworn into office and meet for the first time at 7 p.m. at Oglethorpe University.
The Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven will officially dissolve once the Brookhaven City Council is sworn into office.