Chamblee officially claims Century Center

The debate about what city can lay claim to the Century Center is over.

On March 2 the Georgia Supreme Court passed an order which denied Highwoods Properties Inc. petition for certiorari regarding the legal dispute over whether Century Center was annexed into the City of Chamblee after Brookhaven tried to annex the property prior to Chamblee’s referendum but after the local act calling for the referendum was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.

All of the justices concurred in the order which let stand the October 23, 2014, ruling of the Georgia Appellate Court. In that ruling, which upheld a DeKalb Superior Court Order, the Appellate Court ruled “that Brookhaven lacked the authority to annex that property during the pendency of Chamblee’s referendum process.”

City of Chamblee officials said they are pleased with the ruling and hopeful that this legal battle is now over so that no more public funds will be needlessly expended defending the General Assembly’s intent that the Century Center property be included in the area which was annexed into Chamblee on December 30, 2013.