Thursday, May 14, 2009

New transit line proposed to cut through a Dunwoody Neighborhood, GDOT presentation on Thursday May 21st.

This evening I received an e-mail inviting me to attend an Ashford Alliance Meeting (think Dunwoody Homeowners Assoc but inside 285) for a special presentation from the Georgia Dept. of Transportation to discuss the proposed new transit line and stations which will be part of the Revive 285 project.

When: Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 Pm
Where: St. Martins Church 3110 Ashford Dun Rd, 30319 - Behind Gable Hall

I have attended a number of the Revive 285 meetings and was aware of the plans to add a transit line through Dunwoody connecting the Doraville & Dunwoody train stations, but tonight was the first time I observed two of the options going directly though a Dunwoody Swim Tennis facility and wanted to make the community aware of the circumstances.

There are maps linked below showing some of the options for Dunwoody but the maps that concern me are the Ravinia North & Ravinia South options both of which would immediately impact the Georgetown Swim Tennis.

Perimeter Mall Option
Ravinia North Option
Ravinia South Option
Chamblee Dunwoody Option
Doraville Option

Station Area Information Sheets

Next Steps and Status Update.

Another interesting issue is that the proposed Shallowford Rd. transit station seems to have been taken off the table and the information is no longer available on line?

I will not be able to attend this meeting because of a previous appointment but will be requesting that the Dunwoody Public Works Director be in attendance and report back to the Council & Community as to its status. The e-mail I received from the Ashford Alliance stated that questions can be asked in advance by submitting them ahead of time via email to or

1 comment:

Alex said...

Hi John and Dunwoody neighbors - This is Alex Hill and I'm the President of the Georgetown Recreation Club. As you might imagine, we are very involved in the Revive 285 planning and discussions, and wanted to let you know that this proposed transit path is in draft form only. We will aggressively protect the Club and its facilities. This current path was unveiled at public meetings in March, and GRTA, DOT and its consultants are very aware of where we stand and the considerable effort we will put forth to maintain this key neighborhood asset. Feel free to contact me directly with thoughts or comments.