Lonnie Moss, a developer with Cypress Communities, says he wants to work with Dunwoody homeowners, city officials and staff on a plan for townhomes in the Dunwoody Village area.
On Aug. 2, Moss presented his plan to the Dunwoody Homeowners Association for the third time, after City Council denied on June 8 a request to change the city’s land use plan to allow 87 townhomes and deferred a decision on re-zoning until Aug. 10.
“Simply put, I don’t want to get voted down again,” Moss told the crowd of about 25 people. He said he has now revised a plan for 81, three-story townhomes without masters on the main to a plan for 68 units, of which 26 will have master bedrooms on the main level.
The plan involves changing only the width of the individual units, Moss said, and not the overarching design on the buildings. What would have been six-unit buildings will now have only five, 30-foot-wide units and those will be nearly 4,000 square feet.
“I’m not coming to you with a wildly different plan,” Moss said.
Cypress Communities anticipates charging in the high $500,000 to $600,000 range for the townhomes as planned, Moss said. Though the updated designs and floor plan documents were not available at the meeting, Moss said he would make them available to residents in the next few days.
City Council will discuss Aug. 10 the decision to deny the change to the land use plan because a waiting period of at least six months is necessary before the developer can make the request again, Steve Foote, the city’s community development director, said. Council will also vote on the revised plan and public comments may be made, but no public hearing will be opened on Aug. 10 because a public hearing was held June 8.