Dunwoody officials broke ground April 17 on Project Renaissance, the city’s public-private development. Wielding shovels were, left to right, John Wieland, founder and chairman of Wieland Homes, City Council members Terry Nall, Adrian Bonser, Denis Shortal, Mayor Mike Davis, City Council members Lynn Deutsch, Doug Thompson, and DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.