Interactive community meetings, also known as “charrettes,” have been set in Brookhaven to discuss and plan how residents want their neighborhood characters to look and be maintained as the city continues to grow and development continues to knock on doors.

All charrettes are slated for next month and will be held at City Hall. Facilitators will be on hand to assist participants to develop and create guidelines for how they want their neighborhoods to look and feel into the future.

All meetings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dates and the neighborhoods to be discussed:

• Aug. 16 — Historic Brookhaven

• Aug. 18 — Lakes District, Blackburn

• Aug. 22 — Brookhaven Heights-Brookhaven Fields and Briarwood Park

• Aug. 24 — Ashford Park-Drew Valley

• Aug. 29 — Lynwood Park, Osborne

• Aug. 30 — Roxboro, Lenox Park

• Aug. 31 — Buford Highway corridor

About the project:

In 2015, the city of Brookhaven with the help of its residents finalized Comprehensive Plan 2034, a city-wide plan that set the direction for the future of land use in Brookhaven (click here to review the plan). The plan identifies and provides descriptions, vision statements and general implementation strategies for 13 character areas (nine of which are predominantly residential). That document was a great start, however, the city is embarking upon a ‘Character Area Study’ to continue to refine the character areas. This study will include additional review and recommendation/policy development in each of the character areas to further maintain, preserve and enhance the character of existing single-family residential neighborhoods. The duration of this study is six months.

Residents are asked to RSVP to the charrettes they intend to attend by clicking here.  For more information about the project, visit

Dyana Bagby

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