Developer Minerva won unanimous approval from the Dunwoody City Council to rezone property west of Chamblee Dunwoody Road to allow for construction of 55 town homes.
The developer said during the council’s Aug. 25 meeting that its project would revitalize a declining office park, and countered concerns about green space in the project by saying it would tie into the city’s multi-use trail and replace some existing parking areas with grass.
“What I’m hearing from a lot of people who couldn’t be here tonight that it’s a net gain of a lot of green space,” Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch said.
The property consists of 5.73 acres at 4330 Georgetown Square. Construction of 55 three-story townhomes will replace the five two-story, brick office buildings and surface parking lot currently there.
Multi-family apartments will not be permitted, Community Development Director Steve Foote said during the Aug. 11 council meeting.
Councilman Denis Shortal said one of his main concerns about the project involved how many units would be available as rentals.
Minerva recommended a homeowner’s association be created and that no more than five units be available to rent at any one time.
A traffic study conducted by Minerva determined traffic congestion would be improved in a 5-to-1 reduction due to residential units as opposed to office units.
Other concerns council members expressed involved the siding Minerva would use on the exterior of the townhomes. An agreement was made to use 66 percent brick and stone facing.