Monday, May 9, 2016

Will City Council Approve New Apartments for Dunwoody?

Tonight at 6 PM the Dunwoody City Council will again discuss a zoning change for a piece of land in Perimeter.  Many years ago this land was approved for office towers, not apartments.  A developer wants Dunwoody to change the zoning for apartments (their word, not mine) as well as condos.

The developer is promising a high-end product.  (Have you ever heard a developer promise something built as cheap as possible?).  When asked at the recent DHA meeting about rent rates, the developer said $3,000 for a 1,000 sq foot unit.  That is about double the current rates in Perimeter, and also more expensive than the hot market at the Avalon in Alpharetta.  If you haven't been to the Avalon, make a trip up to Exit 9/10 on GA 400.  High-end shopping, dining, and living.  Avalon has set the bar for live/work/play, and they didn't do it with apartment towers.

DunwoodyTalk will stay neutral on the issue at this time, but we will follow the issue closely and let you know how each member votes on this important issue.  

Also, a funny pic about neighboring city halls, allegedly from a Sandy Springs resident, has been floating around.

Ha ha.  Well, here's another one, allegedly from a Dunwoody resident: