As we learn from others, never let a tragedy go to waste. Tonight at city council there will be a 2nd read on changes to Chapter 8, Buildings and Building Regulations. See HERE.
The heart of the change to Chapter 8 is to require the use of non-combustible materials for buildings like the "upscale" DaVinci apartments. In Dunwoody, any building over three stories will require non-combustible building materials if these changes pass tonight. DunwoodyTalk expects passage by a 5-2 vote.
The Council for
The Council for Quality Growth has quite the headline on their web site: Dunwoody Proposed Ordinance to Eliminate Certain Potential New Development in City if Passed. Well, that's a chance we'll have to take, I suppose. We don't have 250 fire fighters to fight a seven story twig blaze, so non-combustible sounds good to us. Perhaps Los Angeles will follow our lead.
We heard that this change to Chapter 8 will stop development in Dunwoody. Of course the new proposed hotel by Wal-Mart changed from three story wood construction to seven story concrete/steel just recently, defying the 'eliminate development' claim.