What is the future of Dunwoody Village? Here’s how you can learn more

Dunwoody Village

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Dunwoody Village

The city of Dunwoody is in the midst of setting the course for the future of Dunwoody Village, a popular retail and dining hub in the heart of the city.

For months, the planning firm TSW has been working to review and rewrite the zoning regulations for Dunwoody Village. Planners hosted walking tours and public workshop over the summer, where residents gave input on how they envision the future of the area.

Now, the city is ready to share those potential changes with the public. Officials plan to hold an open house this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Vintage Pizza, located at 5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Residents can stop by at any time from 2 to 4 p.m. to see an overview of the zoning effort and details of the suggestions.

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Dunwoody Village spans 165 acres.

Credit: City of Dunwoody

Dunwoody Village spans 165 acres.

Credit: City of Dunwoody

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Dunwoody Village spans 165 acres.

Credit: City of Dunwoody

Credit: City of Dunwoody

Zoning codes are a set of rules where a government designates what can be built on each piece of land. There are special zoning rules for Dunwoody Village, but officials in recent years have supported updating the code.

The village is located near the intersection of Mount Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody roads in the western part of the city. It’s home to 165 acres of businesses and restaurants surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

Last year, the Dunwoody City Council approved some amendments to the Dunwoody Village zoning code, including removing the requirement that buildings be designed in the Williamsburg architectural style. Officials also banned drive-thrus for future buildings.

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