The Dunwoody City Council will consider Aug. 8 a rezoning request to redevelop a former Wells Fargo bank site at the corner of Mount Vernon Road and Dunwoody Village Parkway into a small shopping and retail center.
The city Planning Commission voted July 12 to recommend the council approve the rezoning request, but listed certain business that should be prohibited in the new development, including a homeless shelter, taxi stand, child care institution, kindergarten, nail salon, liquor store, laundromat and day care facility.
The .82 acre piece of property is currently zoned O-I (office institution) and the owner of the property and developer, JK Family Trust, is seeking to have it rezoned to CR-1 (commercial-residential mixed use) so it can construct a small scale shopping center with retail, restaurant and office space.
A shuttered Wells Fargo bank sits at the site now. The two-story building is 3,900 square feet. The developer wants to renovate the building for the retail center.
However, a staff memo on the project notes there is currently 11 to 12 feet of space from the edge of the existing sidewalks to the trunks of the trees along Dunwoody Village Parkway, giving plenty of room for a 12-foot sidewalk and still enough setback of 5 to 6 feet from the trees.