Facing a decision on the largest rezoning project ever to come before it, the Brookhaven City Council voted to defer action on a massive development near Perimeter Mall until May 26.

The developers of the Ashford Green office site are seeking permission to build two 10-story office buildings and 300 apartments. Previously, they were seeking approval for a single, 10-story building and 500 apartments.

Councilwoman Rebecca Chase-Williams, who represents the district where the project is located, said the city needs more time to study the revised proposal.

Lawyer Doug Dillard, who represents the developers, said the project has been in the approval process for more than two years and urged the city to finally make a decision.

The request was sent back to the city’s planning commission for consideration at its May 6 meeting.

–Tim Darnell