Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Community Meeting regarding Chick-fil-A Restaurant drive-thru request and possible rezoning.

A pre-submittal community meeting will be held at the Dunwoody Community Church located at 2250 Dunwoody Club Drive. The meeting will be held on October 28th at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present the plans for rezoning of a site located at the southwest intersection of Dunwoody Club Drive and Mt. Vernon Road (old Blockbuster site) to allow for a proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant.

8 comments:

Pattie Baker said...

John: I think this is the first opportunity we have as a community to start making the vision outlined in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan a reality. I'm curious to see how a drive-through fits in with this approved form as part of the Jett Ferry vision/intent section. I was kind of imagining something different, I guess:


Form: High quality building and landscaping materials, potentially add signage to unify,
functional greenspace, pedestrian and bicycle friendly street design. Transitional buffer
zones will appropriately protect any adjacent residential

FamousDunwoody said...

If this turns into a community and Council discussion about a drive-thru or convenience businesses, the exchange will be as heated, if not more so, as the chicken discussion.

Any attempt of Dunwoody to ban drive-thru windows on convenience businesses is an intrusion of government and a business/jobs killer. Sustainability efforts should stick to synchronizing traffic lights...we all agree on that need.

Pattie Baker said...

To clarify, the second paragraph in my comment above is directly from the Comp Plan, from the Jett Ferry vision/intent section.

Dunwoodyparent said...

I really NEED that Chick Fil-A. Last week my son had asked for a spicy chicken sandwich repeatedly, I said he could have one on Thursday before his basketball evaluations (at All Saints). Then he could eat a salad when he got home and we'd all be happy. The traffic on Mt. Vernon trying to get to All Saints from the Sandy Springs Chick Fil-A was horrible and he was late. In my opinion, it would be great to have a "Chick" in Dunwoody (especially WITH a drive-thru) and one less empty building.

Joe Seconder said...

If you don't want to see any more drive-thrus in Dunwoody, please sign this on-line petition:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-dunwoody-drive-thrus/

famousdunwoody said...

Maybe we can also start a petition going that all new businesses must never have customers so they'll not add to the traffic count.

No more drive-thrus? No way...let the predicted fight begin!

joggerdavew said...

You can still have greenspace, buffers, and pedestrian-friendly acoutremonts within a commercial zone. Of course, the site is already paved-over anyway, so we've already ruined the original greenspace that was there before we humans encroached. Unless the plan (and who created and approved this plan, anyway? The all-knowing DHA?) calls for 100% trees, grass, and trails -- which it does not -- just give me my waffle fries.

joggerdavew said...

You can still have greenspace, buffers, and pedestrian-friendly acoutremonts within a commercial zone. Of course, the site is already paved-over anyway, so we've already ruined the original greenspace that was there before we humans encroached. Unless the plan (and who created and approved this plan, anyway? The all-knowing DHA?) calls for 100% trees, grass, and trails -- which it does not -- just give me my waffle fries.