Archives for May 2013

Proposed Overlay District Changes

Proposed changes to the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District will be heard before the Brookhaven Planning Commission on June 5th at the Brookhaven Municipal Court hearing room.  It will be a public meeting, beginning at 7 PM.

The draft changes from the Brookhaven Planning Director are not currently available.  We will post them here as soon as they become public.  The legal ad, as it appears in the DeKalb Champion, follows:


City of Brookhaven

Notice of Public Hearing


Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M.


MONDAY, June 11,  2013 AT 7:00 P.M.

 City of BrookHAVEN MUNICIPAL CouRT Chamber

ADDRESS: 2 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 125, Brookhaven, Georgia 30329

 The following text amendment to the City of Brookhaven Zoning Ordinance affecting property located within the City of Brookhaven is scheduled for Public Hearings as stated above.

TEXT AMENDMENT:                       RZ13-02

Property LOCATION:       Brookhaven-Peachtree overlay district

APPLICANT:                          CITY OF BROOKHAVEN

PROPOSED revision:                         Technical amendments concerning terms relating to parking, height, story, sidewalk signs, density, and for other purposes.

Bellaire Decision Delayed Until Nov. 20

The Brookhaven Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) deferred a decision on the Tomlinson family’s request for approval of a 6 story apartment project at the corner of Bellaire Drive and Peachtree Road for 6 months to give neighbors and the Tomlinson family more time to reach a reasonable solution.  About 75 neighbors showed up at the public hearing in opposition to the proposed project.  Many were disappointed with the deferment.

It’s an open question whether the Tomlinson family will lower their expectations on development density–and therefore price–on the property.  Until that happens, neighbors are intent on keeping any new development on hold.

See “Original Story” and other notes in the Brookhaven Overlook thread (Updates, bottom right).  If you want to see the current site plan, click here.