Community Development

Perimeter Center Zoning Project

Perimeter Center Zoning Project

In January 2012, to implement and ensure consistency with the city’s adopted Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Comprehensive Transportation Plan and area Master Plans, the city initiated a comprehensive rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Ordinance.  During the Zoning and Land Development Code Rewrite process, the Council determined the Perimeter Center area required additional attention through an independent process.

The unique characteristics and needs of this area require a separate zoning district to ensure high quality development as the area continues its transition from a suburban commercial district into a more contemporary, urban center. As a function of this project, the city will develop a zoning tool that will provide the proper regulations and incentives for redevelopment in appropriate areas, maintain and enhance areas that are not likely to redevelopment, and have lasting effects on the evolution of the Perimeter Center area while protecting the area’s valued single-family neighborhoods.

In May 2014, the City Council approved a contract to work with a consultant team comprised of Duncan Associates and Codametrics.   The dynamics of this project warrant considerable outreach based on the extent of stakeholder interest.  As such, the consultant team will conduct an extensive public outreach process with substantial staff coordination, a sounding board, project-related content for the city website, and numerous public meetings. 

 

Code Review

Dunwoody Homeowner's Association reviewed the newest draft at their regular meeting, Sunday, August 2, 2015, and City Council conducted a work session to discuss the components of the draft on Monday, August 3, 2015. Both meetings clarified policy direction and assisted with refining the content for the next draft.  City Council held a second work session on May 4, 2016 to discuss the revisions that had been made to the draft since the initial work session. City Council hosted a third work session on October 7, 2016, where staff presented the latest draft documents and updates for discussion.  

 

Current Project Phase – Adoption Process

The Mayor-City Council will vote on adoption of the final Perimeter Center Zoning Code draft, dated March 13, 2017, at the regulary scheduled May 22, 2017 meeting.

RECENT PROJECT UPDATES

The Mayor-City Council will vote on adoption of the final Perimeter Center Zoning Code draft, dated March 13, 2017, at the regulary scheduled May 22, 2017 meeting.

Contact

John Olson, AICP
Planning Manager
678-382-6800
john.olson@dunwoodyga.gov