An aerial view of construction on a new hotel and a new office tower near Perimeter Mall in December. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
Photo: Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com
Photo: Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com

Dunwoody asks for online feedback on plan guiding next decade

Dunwoody residents can submit feedback on the latest revisions to the city’s “comprehensive plan,” which plots the next decade of policy decisions.

The city is tweaking its 20-year plan for the third time since it incorporated. It was first written in 2010 and edited in 2015, aiming to forecasts shifts in the city’s landscape and identity and define the vision for Dunwoody’s future.

The comprehensive plan is aimed at helping officials make decisions related to transportation, economic development, housing, land use and more. It often guides votes taken by city commissions or the city council.

Officials held a public input session in February and had planned to hold another in April, but it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The city is now moving the process online and asking the public to submit their feedback through a survey.

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Many of the proposed changes to the plan are text edits. The latest version adds one new main goal: “Leverage Dunwoody’s location at the heart of growing job centers, transportation systems and neighboring communities,” which is centered around embracing the city’s transportation networks and collaborating with neighboring governments.

The updated plan also references the new zoning rewrite in the works for Dunwoody Village and the proposed I-285 “Top End” express lanes project.

Residents can read the full version of the comprehensive plan draft on the city’s website; additions and cuts from the 2015 plan are marked in green and red. 

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Feedback can be provided through the seven-question online survey.

The Atlanta Regional Commission is managing the comprehensive plan process in Dunwoody by helping to gather input and provide analysis and research. A group of city staff members and stakeholders are working with the ARC to put together the plan.

That committee plans to meet several times this year before the plan is passed by the Planning Commission and City Council.

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