“It’s such a long term plan that it’s generally going to survive the politics of the moment,” McLeod said.
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. The group includes McLeod, several other department heads and the chairs of the planning commission and zoning appeals board. That committee plans to meet three times this year before the revised plan is passed by the Planning Commission and City Council.
McLeod said he doesn’t expect to make many “major changes” to the 20-year plan, but said it will likely spark discussions among officials and residents about traffic and transportation around Perimeter Center in southern Dunwoody.
A number of large-scale development projects are bringing new residents and jobs to the area around Perimeter Mall and I-285. McLeod said the number of people in Dunwoody more than doubles every weekday as metro Atlantans commute into the city for work.
As for the boom in development, which includes towering new office buildings and mixed-use proposals in Perimeter Center?
“There’s nothing that says we’re going to stop doing it,” McLeod said.
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