Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Interesting Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting on Sunday and it is now time to pay your DHA dues!
Please pay your $40.00 Dunwoody Homeowners Association Dues - it buys a lot!

Sunday is the monthly Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting that is always open to the general public where I will be in attendance to hear firsthand from developers on possible future changes to our community.  Historically developers have used the DHA as an initial sounding board whereby they would vet future projects to the homeowners and the DHA would suggest tweaks and/or vote up or down their support of the project.  As this is outside the formal governmental realm it is a good opportunity for the community to gain concessions and weigh in prior to the formal proposals to the city.  The DHA has operated in this way for 44 years and even though there is now an official City Government, the DHA and their many volunteers still add great value and insight into our community. 

Without the DHA we would not have the 4th of July Parade, Light Up Dunwoody or Food Truck Thursdays as these are Not City Events but instead they are presented by Dunwoody Homeowners Association and they need your dues to continue these services.  If you want to have an active group of citizens pushing for an independent Dunwoody School System, you want to fund the Dunwoody Homeowners Association because they the backbone of the effort exploring the idea.

Please do me and yourself a favor, click this link and pay your 2015 annual dues to the Dunwoody Homeowners Association as the $40.00 is very well spent.  The DHA is always looking for new board members and volunteers so if you are interested, please let them know.

The meeting on Sunday will focus on the future plans for All Saints Catholic Church which appears to be going in front of the Zoning Board of Appeals in January as well as several new townhome proposals (Dunwoody Village & Georgetown) that have not been vetted previously so it should be a very interesting meeting.

Maybe I will see you there?


Board of Directors Meeting - Open to Public
Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 7:30 P.M.

DeKalb Cultural Arts Center (Room 4)
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

All Saints project– Andrew Halloran
The City of Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Dunwoody City Hall, which is located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346, to hear the following applications:

ZBA 15-012 a, b, c &d: Andrew M. Halloran, representative of Cornerstone Site Consultants, LLC, on behalf of Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Atlanta, owner of 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, seeks the following: Variance from Chapter 27, Section 27-58 to increase the lot coverage from approximately 46% to 55%; Variance from Chapter 27, Section 27-269 to increase wing walls above 10 feet in height; Variance from Chapter 16, Section 16-222(5) to reduce the minimum driveway spacing from 245 feet to allow for a new driveway aligned with Jett Ferry Road; Variance from Chapter 16, Section 16-98 to encroach the city’s 75 foot stream buffer. The tax parcel number is 18 373 02 002.
Dunwoody Village Parkway townhomes – Carl Westmoreland

Providence Group – townhomes – 1745 Old Spring House Lane – Den Webb

Spruill Center zoning changes – Stacey Harris
1. The hotel still contains 128 rooms, but is now proposed to be a maximum of (7) seven stories, rather than (4) stories (increase in height sought through the SLUP request). Additionally, the location and orientation of the hotel on the site has moved from the far east side of the site, slightly to the west. Parking from under the building has been removed, and all proposed parking is now surface. The site of the hotel dumpster and enclosure has been moved from a spot at the southeast corner of the site to the southwest corner of the interior landscape island adjacent to the hotel to the east.

2. The one (1)-story retail/restaurant space at the southwest corner has been modified from a maximum of 8,000 square feet to a maximum of 10,000 square feet. The one (1)-story retail/restaurant space to the east of the existing Spruill Arts Center has not changed from its figure of a maximum of 6,000 square feet. Thus, the aggregate square footage of the two retail/restaurant buildings has increased from 14,000 square feet to 16,000 square feet.

3. The 10,000 square foot maximum retail/restaurant building at the southwest corner has been redrawn to be 8 feet from the southern side property line, a reduction in the minimum required setback of 20 feet. The applicant is requesting a variance from ZBA for the 12 foot encroachment.

4. Total parking spaces for the site have been modified from 269 to 272 spaces. While the requested number of spaces is 272, the site plan only offers a total of 271 spaces. While still an increase in the total number of spaces, the site is deficient in required parking as a result of the increase in floor area. The applicant is applying for a Special Exception from ZBA to allow 1.125 parking spaces per hotel room instead of the required ratio of 1.25.

5. The existing westernmost Meadow Lane driveway, conditioned in the original request to be right in/right out, is modified to be a full left/right ingress/egress driveway.
Membership Drive – Stacey Harris

1 comment:

John Heneghan said...

Dear friends and neighbors,
I am active in the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and I want to encourage you to join if you aren’t members already.

The DHA is a unique organization. It produces the annual 4th of July Parade and Light Up Dunwoody and it supports our schools, civic and cultural organizations with donations. It also hosts local candidate forums and has adopted traffic corners in an “adopt-a-spot” program.

Most importantly, though, the DHA represents Dunwoody homeowners and offers us a unique opportunity to discuss and influence development in Dunwoody. The DHA has protected single family neighborhoods, worked to improve the quality of life in Dunwoody and provided important feedback to developers and city officials on proposed projects.

Please consider joining the Dunwoody Homeowners Association. The cost is $40 per year and you can join and pay online at Or you can send a $40 check to: DHA, P.O. Box 88515, Dunwoody, GA 30356.

Thank you,


PS: the DHA membership page can be found here...