DeKalb land dispute headed to governor

Gov. Nathan Deal could end a battle over a prime piece of real estate in north-central DeKalb County by signing two bills recently approved by the state Legislature.

House Bill 905 and House Bill 906 both use state law to validate Chamblee’s annexation last year. Co-sponsors include two Democratic and two Republican lawmakers from DeKalb.

That annexation included the Century Center office complex, whose owners are now suing Chamblee to instead become part of Brookhaven. Brookhaven had annexed the property just before the Chamblee referendum last fall.

If Deal signs the bills into law, the borders listed in the Chamblee vote will prevail, making Century Center part of Chamblee. The property has remained part of unincorporated DeKalb during the court battle, which is slated to be reviewed by the state Court of Appeals.

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