The Dunwoody Planning Commission delayed at its July 10 meeting making any decisions on proposed major changes to the Dunwoody Village Overlay district.

Commissioners first deferred for two months voting on a special land use permit request from Crim and Associates. Crim wants to construct a contemporary and industrial building at 5419 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in the village overlay. Several people spoke in favor and opposition.

The commission was also presented with proposed changes to the village overlay including deleting architectural standards, commonly referred to as colonial Williamsburg, now in place. After more than two hours of discussion and public comment in support and opposition, commissioners decided to recommend to the City Council waiting to make any changes until an overview master plan process can begin, possibly by the first of next year.

The one thing all commissioners as well as the people speaking out on both sides of the issue did appear to agree on is that revisions need to be made to the village overlay district but a slowed down, more transparent process with more community input is needed.

Read more about the SLUP and suggested changes to the village overlay by clicking here.

The City Council is slated to take up both requests at its July 23 meeting.

Dyana Bagby

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