The city of Dunwoody issued more than 1,850 building permits in 2013. Permits covered construction work ranging from installation of new water heaters or new roofs to builiding new homes from the ground up or the build-out of commercial or office space.

Reporter Newspapers mapped the locations of the residential and commercial permits issued by the city to see where construction work was undertaken.
In the map at left, purple “pins” locate residential permits and green “pins” locate commerical permits. The relatively few orange “pins” point to sites where building and land disturbance permits were issued jointly.

The map demonstrates that construction spread throughout the city in 2013.

Permits for commercial construction centered on the southwest corner of the city in the area of the Perimeter Center Improvement Districts, in the Georgetown area near Chamblee-Dunwoody Road and I-285, and in the central area around Dunwoody Village. Residential building permits spread throughout the city.

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.