A traffic circle, and shops and restaurants in Emory Village near an entrance to Emory University in Atlanta on Thursday, July 31, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Emory’s annexation into Atlanta put on hold

Emory University’s move into the city of Atlanta is being delayed.

A vote on Emory’s annexation had been planned for Tuesday, but it’s now postponed while a panel of arbitrators considers objections raised by DeKalb County.

County commissioners say Atlanta’s zoning laws are more lax than DeKalb’s, which could lead to more development, density and traffic. But city officials say their rules are similar to the county’s.

The arbitration panel faces an Oct. 17 deadline to reach a decision. The Atlanta City Council could vote on the annexation once the arbitration process is finished.

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City hall officials say Emory's annexation will be the biggest since Buckhead was swallowed up by the city.

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