The Brookhaven Planning Commission voted Sept. 6 to recommend that minimum lot sizes in the city be one acre for private/charter elementary, middle and high schools.

City staff had recommended 5 acres, but after discussion among members and learning that the minimum lot size in Sandy Springs was 1 acre, the commission unanimously agreed to go with the one-acre minimum.

City ordinances had required that elementary schools be at least 5 acres; that middle schools be at least 12 acres; and high schools be at least 20 acres.

When an existing school in Brookhaven requested an addition to its school to the Community Development Department, it was discovered the school did not meet the city’s minimum requirements of acreage.

The City Council is expected to take up the issue at its Sept. 26 meeting.

Dyana Bagby

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