The Dunwoody City Council agreed Oct. 10 to defer for 30 days a vote on a proposed plan for a new office highrise adjacent to the MARTA station. The deferral was requested by the developer.

Jessica Hill of Morris, Manning & Martin, an attorney for Transwestern, asked for the deferral to give the developer more time to answer questions the City Council asked about public green space and traffic issues.

A rendering of Transwestern’s proposed office tower next to the Dunwoody MARTA Station. (Transwestern)

Transwestern is seeking a special land use permit to construct the officer tower across the street from the 21-story State Farm building that is nearly finished. The current zoning of the property, a 4-acre parcel on an unused corner of the parking lot of Perimeter Mall, only allows for a two-story building. The Planning Commission and city staff have recommended the Transwestern project be approved.

The SLUP request was on the council’s Sept. 26 agenda but the council voted to defer the vote until it could get more answers about green space and information from a traffic study.

The office tower will be about 356,000 square feet, with 13,000 square feet designated for retail. A restaurant and shops are planned for the ground floor. No tenants have been finalized for the building, according to developers.

The SLUP request will be considered at the Nov. 14 City Council meeting.

Dyana Bagby

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