Now let's take a look at the proposed curb cut for the Sterling property on Ashford Dunwoody Road. The truth is that the homeowners east of N Peachtree, north of Mt Vernon, and south of Womack (no need for acronyms) could care less about a curb cut leading into a hotel and white tablecloth steak house.
However, the issue is not a curb cut, the issue is conditional zoning and setting a precedent. Allow the curb cut and establish policy that conditional zoning means nothing, then watch High Street come in and request 3000 apartments and 3000 "condos". Just so you know, the High Street project by the mall is crawling out of the cobwebs and coming back to life. Conditional Plans for that site call for 1,500 apartments and 1,500 condos. But according to some at city hall Conditional zoning/plans are irrelevant. They mean nothing. These things can be changed with no penalty (actually they can't anywhere else in Georgia, but at least two Dunwoody staffers think can). So why play the give/take game of zoning and conditions and site plans if your city staff is going to allow changes to agreements?
In summary, by allowing a curb cut for a developer on Ashford Dunwoody Road mayor and council may open the door for High Street and others to modify (at will) agreed upon plans. Will a curb cut lead to another 1,000 or 2,000 apartments?
The developer wants to build on this site. They are not walking away because of a curb cut.