Wal-Mart is still trying to come to Dunwoody's East Side.
The last time I met with the Wal-Mart developers and Gwinnett County staff, this project had a few stumbling blocks in its path to becoming a reality but on Tuesday a few those hurtles were cleared. It appears that a buffer variance was worked out and therefore this project may be back on track.
This type of development could give a huge economic boost to the east side of Dunwoody that it sorely needs adding not only a strong retail arm but more importantly a grocery store which is also needed.
As the property is just across the border into Gwinnett County (and the new city of Peachtree Corners) the City of Dunwoody has little input into the process though at previous meetings, store facings of brick and landscape standards at the entrance were discussed. The City Community Development office will be staying involved as this project comes to reality.
2011-0915 BRD2011-00003, Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,
Owner: Eliot Properties, A Georgia General Partnership, to Reduce Required Buffer from 75 feet to 0 feet for Property Zoned C-2, District 6 Land Lot 280 Parcel 018, 5000 Block of Winters Chapel Road, 7.52 Acres. District 2/Howard
[Planning Department Recommendation: Approve with Conditions]
[Planning Commission Recommendation: Approve withConditions]