Brookhaven Residents Helped Turn the LCI Study Into Bar-setting Zoning Code

The Brookhaven Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) was approved by the Board of Commissioners in January 2006, and put into place as a zoning overlay on May 22, 2007. The following timeline outlines key dates in the development of the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District between May 2006 and April 27, 2007.

May 10, 2006- DeKalb County receives notification of funding from Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to develop the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District

June 13, 2006- Agreement between Development Authority of DeKalb County and Urban Collage, Inc. enacted.

July 31, 2006- First draft of Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay Ordinance completed and sent to DeKalb County staff for review.

November 14, 2006- Overlay presented to the Planning and Economic Development Committee and referred to a work session.

December 5, 2006- Overlay introduced at Board of Commissioners work session.

December 19, 2006- Overlay presented to Community Council Area 1 and deferred full-cycle.

December 20, 2006- Overlay presented to Community Council Area 2 and approved 6-1-1 subject to changes.

January 4, 2007- Overlay presented to DeKalb County Planning Commission and deferred full-cycle.

January 17, 2007- LCI Core Team work session held to review Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay.

 

February 2, 2007- Work session held with DeKalb County Planning and Development staff to review Overlay.

 

February 14, 2007- Revised Overlay released to LCI Core Team and area stakeholders.

 

February 19, 2007- Community members met with MARTA.

 

February 22, 2007- Overlay officially deferred by Planning Commission (January 4 meeting not official).

 

February 27, 2007- Overlay deferred by Board of Commissioners.

 

February 28, 2007- Work session held with MARTA and DeKalb County Planning and Development staff to discuss changes to the Overlay to enhance MARTA Station redevelopment opportunity.

 

March 2007- Frequent discussions held with MARTA and community representatives to resolve Overlay issues and challenges associated with MARTA Station redevelopment opportunity.

 

April 4, 2007- Negotiations with MARTA completed and Revised Overlay sent to DeKalb County for review and inclusion in materials to be distributed to Community Council Area 1 and 2 members.

 

April 10, 2007- Revised Overlay sent to community representatives with summary of negotiations.

 

April 11, 2007- Overlay section number changed and Table of Contents added at request of DeKalb County Planning and Development staff.

 

April 11-16, 2007- Additional discussions held with community members concerning MARTA Station redevelopment opportunity.

 

April 17, 2007- MARTA Station redevelopment sections revised to increase open space requirement and clarify community facility clause.

 

April 17, 2007- Overlay presented to Community Council Area 1 and approved recommended unanimously for approval.

 

April 18, 2007- Overlay presented to Community Council Area 2 and recommended for approval.

 

May 8, 2007- DeKalb County Planning Commission recommends approval of final Brookhaven LCI Overlay Ordinance.

 

May 22, 2007- DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approve the final Brookhaven LCI Overlay Ordinance on the condition that one typo is corrected.

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