An apartment development proposed for Old Johnson Ferry Road is sparking a Brookhaven-Sandy Springs border war.
Brookhaven Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams says she’ll appear at an Aug. 20 Sandy Springs Planning Commission meeting to ask for a delay to allow Brookhaven to weigh in on the project.
“As mayor, I intend to let Sandy Springs know that we, the next-door neighbors, are very concerned about the additional traffic, density and design of the development,” Williams wrote in an email blast to constituents today.
Sharon Kraun, a spokeswoman for the city of Sandy Springs, declined to comment, citing the project’s pending zoning approval.
The proposal reportedly calls for 305 apartments and 10,000 square feet of medical offices along the Old Johnson Ferry roundabout in Sandy Springs on the Brookhaven border. Kraun said the developer is North American Properties.
“What upsets me the most is that we in Brookhaven only recently were informed of this project, and even the Sandy Springs planning staff report ignores the fact that Brookhaven residents are the closest neighbors to the project,” Williams wrote. “My neighbors on Byrnwyck Road will literally look out on this five-story apartment project.”
Williams wrote that she and Brookhaven Councilwoman Linley Jones were slated to meet with Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul on Aug. 17 to discuss the issue. Williams and Jones also plan to call for a deferral at the Aug. 20 Planning Commission meeting, she wrote.