The city of Dunwoody will hold a public information open house on Thursday, April 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to allow residents to give input on a study of the Hammond Drive Corridor to evaluate automobile, bicycle, pedestrian and transit accessibility in light of new and ongoing development in the area. The open house will be at Dunwoody City Hall.

Dunwoody has partnered with Sandy Springs and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDS) to conduct the study that will evaluate Hammond Drive from Glenridge Drive in Sandy Springs to Ashford-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.

All residents, property owners, community groups and stakeholders are invited to come by at any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and provide thoughts about potential options for the future of Hammond Drive.

“One of the main visions for the area is to establish a walkable livable center for employees, residents, and visitors and the Cities and PCIDs want your input into the future of the corridor,” states a Dunwoody press release.

A year ago, the two cities commissioned Gresham, Smith and Partners to create a bicycle and pedestrian improvement plan for Hammond Drive between Sandy Springs’ Glenridge Drive and Dunwoody’s Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

The goal of the plan is to guide future road work and local redevelopments—and specifically to get developers to pay for building the features. The design was made within the existing right of way, in part to keep it feasible for developers and in part because some sections are limited by the Ga. 400 overpass and the Dunwoody MARTA Station bridge.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.