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Preserving ‘piece of the past’ surrounded by rapid change BY DYANA BAGBY

Sophia Hamilton, 7, gets a chance to snuggle with Gwynie, her family’s second foster dog from the Angels Among Us Rescue organization, during the Rescue Dog Olympics at Brook Run Park on March 26. Games included a kissing booth, “Where’s the Beef (treat)?” and “Dressed for the Party.” See more photos on page 15.


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The sounds of trucks rumbling through parking lots and MARTA roaring overhead are not enough to drown out the tranquility of the Stephen Martin Cemetery. Tucked behind the strip mall where Best Buy is located, in the shadows of the looming State Farm headquarters under construction and next to the proposed Crown Towers highrise development on the Gold Kist site, this small slice of land remains untouched by the rapid advancement of Perimeter Center. The cemetery is not new to major development. Dunwoody historians say I-285 was rerouted because of the cemetery, said Jim Williams, vice president of property for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. At one time, a road ran alongside the cemetery and was used as a cut through to Ashford-Dunwoody Road. That road is long overgrown and a rusty chain remains that was hung from trees years ago to deter the traffic. The proposed Westside Connector roadway would also run right next to the cemetery. “This is an isolated, unknown treasure,” said Traci Rylands, a self-described “cemetery nut” who writes the blog “Adventures in Cemetery Hopping.” “It’s very precious. It’s a piece of Dunwoody history that can’t be replaced,” she said. Finding the Stephen Martin Cemetery is not easy. The main access is by parking behind the strip mall and seeking out the mostly grass path that leads into the cemetery. A small sign put up by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust also signals its entrance.

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Crown Towers study says no major traffic disruptions expected with proposed mixed-use development BY DYANA BAGBY

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Rezoning for the Dunwoody Crown Study looks at major interTowers development to add a condominisections um tower, retail space and a luxury hotel The study, completed by Moreland Alwould not impact traffic at major intertobelli Associates, also states there would sections surrounding the area, according likely be a “slight reduction in overall to a recent traffic study conducted for the traffi c” because a small percentage of developers. condo residents would also work at the Crown Holdings commissioned the offi ce towers and would shop at the retail traffic study as part of its rezoning recenter. quest to the city of Dunwoody. Crown The traffic study looked at five key inHoldings wants approximately 5 acres of tersections: Perimeter Center Parkway’s land at the Gold Kist site, along Perimeintersections with Hammond Drive, Gold ter Center Parkway, to be rezoned to alKist Drive and Lake Hearn Drive; Hamlow for a 380-unit highrise condominium mond Drive at Ashford-Dunwoody Road; tower, a 3-story retail center and a luxuand Hammond Drive’s intersection with ry hotel with approximately 150 rooms. the driveway of a shopping center anFifteen acres of proposed developchored by Best Buy and Marshalls. ment on the Gold Kist site does not reAccording to the study, Perimeter Cenquire rezoning and would include two ter Parkway has an approximate average 24-story office towdaily traffic volers, a restaurant, ume of 8,060 vehia conference cencles per day. HamDHA to meet April 10 to ter and a 28-story mond Drive has highrise hotel. The discuss Crown Towers about 22,720 vehiproject is expectcles per day. Ashed to be completed The Dunwoody Homeowners Asford-Dunwoody in 2026. The traffic sociation will meet Sun., April 10 Road has about study is focused on after originally planning to skip 28,650 vehicles per the rezoning, but it the monthly meeting due to spring day. accounts for the enbreak. Gold Kist Drive tire project. DHA President Robert Wittenis a two-lane local The developstein said the meeting is necessary road that ends at ers are expected to to discuss the Crown Holdings prothe driveway to the have their rezonposal for two new towers in PerimGold Kist Offi ce ing request heard eter Center prior to its Planning building. There are at the April 12 PlanCommission review on April 12. The currently two othning Commission meeting will be held at City Hall at er office driveways meeting. 7:30 p.m. on Gold Kist Drive. Heyward Peak hours for Wescott, a memthese intersections ber of the Planning with traffi c signals Commission, said he is not sure how he in 2014 were determined to be between 7 will vote on the proposed rezoning rea.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The quest. However, he acknowledged, he is gross number of trips traveling into the a fan of mixed-use developments near mixed-use development without zoning MARTA stations. is estimated at 13,445 weekday trips; with “This kind of dense development near the rezoning, the weekday daily trips are a MARTA station to me makes all the estimated at 18,006. sense in the world,” he said. “I’m open to “The increase in traffic just for rezonthe idea of having a live, work, play develing is 34 percent,” Nall said. “How are we opment, especially in the [Perimeter Cengoing to mitigate 34 percent?” ter Improvement District]. I’m pro makThe study admits there is an existing ing that area livable and walkable.” traffi c problem that is being made worse But City Council member Terry Nall, with every new development in the Pewho also said he is still studying all the rimeter Center area with traffic congesinformation on the proposed project, tion at the intersection of Ashford-Dunsaid adding more density to the area can woody Road at Hammond Drive. Nall only mean more traffic, despite what the said this acknowledgement is a “telling study says. sign in the report.” “There are 15 acres [of Crown HoldThe proposed Westside Connector ings] that already has certain entitlecould help, Nall said. “But what do we do ments; High Property and State Farm fi rst -build the connector or the developalready have entitlements. These entiment? It’s like the chicken and the egg.” tlements are very dense and to add two


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‘Religious liberty’ bill sparks new look at city anti-bias laws BY JOHN RUCH

barring discrimination, including bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in any type of city decision as well The state Legislature’s March 16 pasas in many practices of private businesssage of a “religious liberty” bill in response es and landlords. About 40 Georgia cities to same-sex marriage sparked reviews and and several counties, including DeKalb and proposals for city non-discrimination laws Fulton, have some type of non-discriminaprotecting gays, lesbians and bisexual and tion policy covering sexual orientation, and transgender people. about 14 of those policies also cover genThe city of Atlanta reviewed its LGBT der identity according to the LGBT rights non-discrimination laws—the strongest group Georgia Equality. But the vast majoriin the state—for potential conflicts before ty of such policies only apply to the governGov. Nathan Deal announced his veto of ment’s own employment practices. the bill, and a Sandy Springs City Council That’s the case in Dunwoody, whose hirmember is calling for that city to adopt a ing and employment policy prohibits dissimilar anti-bias policy. crimination on the basis of “sex (includDunwoody is one of many Georgia cities ing same sex or identity),” according to city that have limited LGBT non-discrimination spokesperson Bob Mullen. Dunwoody also policies applying only to city employment. has a non-discrimination policy that apHB 757 would have prohibited forcing plies to city contractors, but it does not covreligious institutions to conduct same-sex er sexual orientation or gender identity, marriages and allowed faith-based organiMullen said. zations to deny services or employment to In Sandy Springs, City Council member LGBT people. The bill was heavily criticized Andy Bauman on March 21 issued a call for by many large corporations and business a broader policy covering sexual orientaassociations. tion. Bauman called HB 757 a “thinly veiled The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamand shameful attempt to sanction discrimber of Commerce said in a letter to Deal ination.” that the bill “is an unnecessary self-inflict“As a Sandy Springs councilman, I am ed stain on Georgia’s national reputation” obligated to ensure that discrimination has with “provisions [that] precisely meet the no place in our community, and in the govdefinition of discrimination.” ernance and operation of our city,” Bauman Atlanta has a comprehensive set of laws 07-29-15_PerimeterPediatricDentistryFinal_Layout 1wrote. 7/27/15 AMtoPage 1 In 9:18 a note constituents, he added,

“As a Sandy Springs councilman, I am obligated to ensure that discrimination has no place in our community, and in the governance and operation of our city. We are an open and tolerant community and I believe that formally adopting these policies is entirely consistent with our community values.” ANDY BAUMAN SANDY SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL

“We are an open and tolerant community and I believe that formally adopting these policies is entirely consistent with our community values.” Sandy Springs already has a non-discrimination policy that includes “sexual preference”– an old term referring to gay people now widely considered incorrect and offensive, according such LGBT groups as GLAAD – but it applies only to the city’s own hiring and employment. The city outsources the vast majority of its services, but the policy applies via contract to those company’s workers as well, according to city spokesperson Sharon Kraun. At least three of the firms that provide city services under outsourced contracts also have their own policies prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, Kraun said. Bauman’s proposed policy would cover all protected classes in federal and state law, as well as sexual orientation, which is not currently fully protected in either. The policy would apply to any organization doing business with the city or using public facilities, including public parks and the future performing arts center, he said. Brookhaven has non-discrimination policies that apply to the city’s own employment and covers both sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a spokesperson.

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But traffic continues to back up from the Perimeter onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road and there is not adequate road to handle the traffic – resulting in many angry drivers, Willis said.

Chris Sheehan is tired of being stuck in traffic going north on Ashford-Dunwoody Road in the morning and south on the road in the evening. And he has ‘Corridor vision’ three words to relieve traffic congestion A major north-south route through – widen the road. Brookhaven, Ashford-Dunwoody Road “I want it to be like Roswell Road in is a largely two-lane road often overRoswell,” he said at a March 23 open whelmed by traffic from the hotels, house at St. Martin’s Episcopal School schools and parks that it serves. for stakeholders to provide input on Last year, the Brookhaven City Counwhat they would like to see happen to cil approved paying Gresham, Smith the road. and Partners $125,050 to come up with a Public interest on how to alleviate “corridor vision” for Ashford-Dunwoody traffic on Ashford-Dunwoody Road was Road. evident at recent open houses where residents wrote directly on a map what they would like to see. Written plainly on one map: “Do not widen Ash Dunwoody at all unless making bike lanes − not more lanes for traffic.” There have been community arguments for years DYANA BAGBY about what to do Chris Sheehan looks over a map of Ashford-Dunwoody Road during a recent open house for Brookhaven residents with the road. Widto make suggestions regarding traffic congestion. ening it, said some who looked over Besides an overall vision, the process maps with Sheehan, could attract more will include sub-studies of the road’s motorists and add to the already frusthree main sections: the Peachtree Road trating traffic congestion. intersection, the Johnson Ferry Road inJuanette Willis, who has lived in tersection and the Perimeter area. The Brookhaven since 2002, said syncing the plan will identify potential funding timing of traffic lights would be a major sources for improvements and suggeshelp. She thought the recent discussions tion for phasing any work. were themselves a good sign. “We’ve had A community charrette is planned meetings similar to this in the past … for mid-2016, and plans are to have recand I have great hopes,” she said. ommendations by the end of the year. More than 100 people showed up over two days — March 21 and March 23 — Pedestrian safety to look over maps of Ashford-Dunwoody As part of the recommendations, Road and identify key issues and poten“the project team will develop potential solutions they would like to see. tial roadway cross-sections at key loca“We’ve had terrific turnout, and peotions along Ashford-Dunwoody Road. ple are really digging in and giving speThe recommendations will address the cific input,” said Brookhaven District 1 movement of vehicles, bicycles, pedesCouncil member Linley Jones. Ashfordtrians, and transit service through the Dunwoody Road runs through her discorridor.” trict. Jones said the improvements to the In 2012, the state’s first diverging dicorridor should include beautification amond intersection opened at Ashfordand pedestrian safety along with trafDunwoody Road and I-285, a project fic relief. initiated by the Perimeter Community “Many of our communities are across Improvement Districts. The project cost the street from our parks,” Jones said. $4.6 million and redirects traffic on Ash“This is an amazing road and there is so ford-Dunwoody Road as it crosses the much potential for it to be a great artery bridge over I-285. It has reduced congesthrough our city.” tion. “I love the diverging diamond,” Willis said. DUN

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Study says: Metro home renters head to the suburbs BY JOE EARLE

The dream of suburban home ownership appears to be changing. Renters are heading to the suburbs. Not just to fill the stacks of apartments rising across Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Dunwoody, but also in single-family homes. In metro Atlanta, as in big cities across the country, the percentage of renters of suburban homes is rising, according to a new NYU Furman Center/Capital One study. “You see a block of homes and you think, ‘That is all owner-occupied,” said Brad Karfunkel, senior data analyst for the NYU Furman Center and co-author of the study, which was released March 8. “A significant block of it is not.” The study’s authors crunched census data for the 11 largest metro areas in the U.S., including metro Atlanta, and determined the number and share of renters increased in both cities and surrounding suburbs from 2006 to 2014, and that rental housing stock grew faster than the “ownership stock” in all 11 communities. In metro Atlanta, the share of the population renting homes in the suburbs increased to 36 percent in 2014, as compared with 28 percent in 2006, according to the NYU Furman Center/Capital One study. At the same time, the share of renters in single-family homes or townhomes rather than apartments or condos increased to 44 percent in 2014, from 33 percent in 2006. And the number of rental units in the metro area increased by 26 percent from

2006 to 2014, the third highest rate among the 11 cities studied, the report says. “What we see going on in Atlanta is that there’s a pretty widespread increase in renters living in single-family homes and a large number of the renters are outside the city of Atlanta proper ...,” Karfunkel said in a recent telephone interview. “The renting population is very much in the suburbs.” The pattern holds true in Reporter Newspapers communities, too. When Karfunkel checked available data on Sandy Springs at the newspapers’ request, he found the share of the population renting homes increased to an average of 51 percent in the years 2010-14, up from an average of 42 percent from 2005 to 2009. “It’s gone up by more than 9 percentage points, which is a lot compared to suburbs of metro areas nationwide,” Karfunkel said. Little historical census data is available for the newer cities of Dunwoody and Brookhaven, Karfunkel said, but he was able to calculate that the share of population renting in 2010-2014 was about 41 percent in Dunwoody and about 52 percent in Brookhaven. Why the increase in suburban rentals? Karfunkel says he can’t tell just looking at the numbers, but said it may reflect the number of residents who lost homes in the recession and have not bought new ones. “It may well be that that some of the people living in these rental houses could be living next door to a house they used to own,” he said. Local real estate agents also have noticed the rise in home rentals in the suburbs in recent years and

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offer various possible reasons for the shift. Some suggest that more suburban houses are being offered for rent because demand for the properties is strong. On one recent day, listed 39 houses for rent in Sandy Springs, 14 in Dunwoody and 24 in Brookhaven. Altogether, 767 houses were listed for rent in Fulton County and 590 in DeKalb County. “I think it’s being driven by a strong market. People say, ‘Why should I sell my house for X dollars when there are people are willing to rent?’” said Belinda Cook, an associate broker who represented one of the Dunwoody rental homes listed on and who also handles her own rental property. “The market is hot” locally for both home rentals and sales, said Sandy Springs agent Avi Shemesh of Chapman Hall Realty. A three-bedroom, two-bath Brookhaven home he listed to rent at more than $4,000 a month attracted five potential tenants in less than a month, he said. Shemesh thinks local demand reflects interest in jobs in Atlanta. “More people are coming to Georgia,” especially in the movie and music businesses, he said.

Cook thinks the rising interest with suburban rentals lies with millennials. Some, she said, want to live in closein communities, but still want a yard. “They used to live in apartments more and I think they want to live in houses,” she said. “They’ve found friends they get along with [to share rent], and they want to have animals, and it’s hard to have a pet in an apartment.” The NYU Furman study found that despite the increase in overall rentals, the median household income of renters in the metro area actually has declined slightly, to $36,400 in 2014 from $37,000 in 2006. Over the same period, median gross rent has barely budged, to $980 in 2014 from $970 in 2006. “Of the 11 metro areas studied, Atlanta is among the more affordable metros, with 37 percent of the recently available units affordable to the median renter household in 2014,” the study said. Still, the population of renters grew by 40 percent between 2006 and 2014, faster than the number of available rental houses, which increased by 26 percent over the period. That, the study found, meant the rental vacancy rate dropped to 10 percent from 13 percent over the period.

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Greenberg, of Dunwoody, had lost her grown son, Steven, in a car accident in 2002. The grief of not having him with her on those two special days in 2009 was enough to want to make her leave the country. “I said I wanted to go Canada because Canada doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day on the same day” as in the U.S., she said. After some thought, however, she decided to stay home and create a day for children who have endured the loss of a parent or when a parent is not home for the holiday, a day SPECIAL PHOTOS she dubbed “Other’s Day.” Leslie Greenberg, right, creator of Other’s Day, with Howie “I thought of the ‘others’ the Great, left, a magician, who will entertain the kids. who step up to take care of these children … and instead of making BY DYANA BAGBY it a sad occasion I decided I could make something positive and happy,” GreenWhen Leslie Greenberg’s birthday berg said. and Mother’s Day fell on the same day This year marks the seventh anniverseven years ago, she told her family she sary of Other’s Day. The celebration will was going to Canada. be held Sunday, May 1, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Concourse Athletic Club in Sandy Springs. The event is open to children ages 6-15 and will include food, face painting, games and an appearance by Howie the Great, a magician. Those invited include children who had a mother or father who passed away, whose parent is serving in the military and not at home, or is in foster care because their mother or father is unable to care for them, Greenberg said. Also invited are widows and widowers; military families; divorced parents; foster parents; and also grandparents, and aunts and uncles who have custody of the children. “My goal is to provide a comfortable and fun place for the kids, and help them cope with the absence of their parent,” Greenberg said. Greenberg, a former teacher at the Galloway School, also lost her father when she was young, so she knows what it’s like to grow up without a parent. “When I was 9, my dad died, and in my day there weren’t any single parent families. I felt as if I was a square peg in a round hole,” she said. By bringing children together to celebrate, Greenberg says she wants them to find joy and understanding with those who are going through the same issues in life. “Children meet others who have gone through similar experiences … and adults also find comfort talking with others,

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having a fun time, whether watching the magician or getting their faces painted. “I go back every year to help because it is important to me. I understand what the kids are going through,” she said. Yin said the event has definitely grown since she began attending when she was 11 – last year nearly 40 people were on hand. “This is a day for everyone to come and have fun,” she said. “It brings joy to the kids and they can make friends, too. Parents can also hear and share stories.” Talking one-on-one with the children is also important, Yin said. “I understand that day can bring sadness, but the empty part of that day is filled up by Other’s Day for me,” she said.

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Souper Jenny was expected to open her new flagship café April 2 on the Atlanta History Center campus. The new Souper Jenny will feature the familiar menu, but will have more seating (including an outdoor area) and a bookstore with titles by local authors and featuring Georgia history. CT Cocina & Taqueria plans to open later this spring in Sandy Springs, according to a report from Tomorrow’s News Today. The new fast-casual restaurant will open in place of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 6631 Roswell Road, which closed last month. CT will offer Mexican tacos and Latin dishes with a touch of international flavors.

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Waste not, want not I’m a “waste not, want not” type of gal. I believe I got that sensibility from my mother, who never met a scrap of wrapping paper that she couldn’t line shelves with. Whatever the reason, I’ve been reducing, reusing and recycling since green was a color, not a lifestyle. I was green before it was cool, before recycling was a household word, when people like me were merely called thrifty or frugal…or cheap. It started when I was in elementary school. I wrote assignments on both sides of my notebook paper until my teachers objected (and I was overruled). Still unable to justify an unused side of paper, I now recycle my kids’ schoolwork through our home printer. I’ve broken a $200 copy machine because I was using the back of an assignment that had a staple in it, but I still feel like I’m saving the planet, one reused sheet of paper at a time. It might be noble or it might be a sickness − you decide. But I won’t waste a handful of stale corn chips. I come from a long line of green women. My mother got her sense of resourcefulness from her mother and those of The Greatest Gener-

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ation whose attitudes permeated their society. They had no blue recycling bins, but that generation reused things until they were no longer Robin Conte is a writer recognizand mother of four who able. lives in Dunwoody. She I can be contacted at watched my Nana when I was young, and her approach made an impression on me. She, who grew zucchini and tomatoes, could create something wonderful out of the gnarly quince apples from her backyard. She, who would buy a whole chicken and use every bit of it, eating the livers fried with onions and cooking the gizzards in broth, then feeding them to the dog. She, who would tear old sheets into rags and use old nylons to stuff pillows and dolls. We’ve gotten away from that. We clean our homes with paper towels and we’re not making sock monkeys any more. And, let’s be honest − when’s the last time you stuffed a pillow? I’ve tried to adopt some of my Nana’s ways. I boil our Thanksgiving turkey carcass to make broth − all I get is tasteless greasy water, but it’s tasteless greasy water that I can feel good about. I’ve started growing tomatoes and zucchini. I use unmatched socks as dust rags. Like my mother, I’ll reuse the same piece of tin foil until there’s barely enough of it left to wrap a lemon rind. And I have become a woman who fills her kids’ plastic Easter eggs with leftover Christmas candy. There’s so much more that I could do. I could throw my abundant coffee grinds into my flower beds. I could follow Nana’s example by putting inedible vegetables into my blender and using that gross liquid to fertilize plants. I could make Cream of Unwanted soup out of broccoli stalks and asparagus stems. I could peel my own carrots. But for now I’ll continue with my daily habits of green living, like saving butter wrappers to grease baking pans…and take heart in the fact that there is more in my recycle bins than there is in my trash can. Robin Conte is a writer and mother of four who lives in Dunwoody. She can be contacted at

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Opinion / Building bridges, coalitions and community Early in the prior decade, when I still was learning the ropes of leading the then Central Perimeter Community Improvement District, I joined numerous other civic, regional and community leaders and developers on a LINK mission trip to Chicago, to learn particularly about the Windy City’s varied modes of transportation options for commuters there. Along with colleagues from the Cobb/ Galleria Community Improvement District, we returned inspired by the possibilities for our region, and particularly for reviving the topside of our overloaded I-285 and what would later become known as “Revive 285.” The Perimeter CIDs initiated the partnership to fund studies and an analysis of several modes of transit options to improve congestion and reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles on the Perimeter topside. This in effect began the construction of a series of bridges of collaboration, spanning from Doraville (and the future site of the proposed Assembly project), north and west to the Cobb Galleria, (and soon the new home of our Atlanta Braves @ SunTrust Park.) Those collaborations remain ongoing today. We considered light rail transit tying in to MARTA, bus rapid transit in dedicated lanes, as well as bus rapid transit in barrier-separated HOV lanes. And now roughly 15 years later, those dreams for moving thousands of commuters around the top end appear to be on the verge of reality. Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia General Assembly and Georgia Department of Transportation, the state now has an excise fuel tax funding mechanism in place to generate dedicated funding for major transpor-

tation infrastructure maintenance and improvements. And again, due to innovative leadership from the State Roads and Tollway Authority (SRTA), Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and others, GDOT has developed a new model of construction and financing for massive transportation improvement projects. Along with North Perimeter Contractors, and consortium partners Ferrovial Agroman, U.S. Corporation and the engineering team of The Louis-Berger Group, Inc. and Neel-Shaffer, a design/build/finance model is being deployed which should save Georgia taxpayers, the state and commuters several hundred million dollars over the life and completion of the coming re-construction of the I-285 at Ga. 400 interchange. What was once envisioned as a $1.1 billion expenditure is now forecast at just under $800 million for the new interchange and overpasses, as well as for miles of additional new collector and distributor lane capacity, running from New Peachtree and Chamblee-Dunwoody Roads on I-285 north to Roswell Road, and from the Glenridge Connector north to Spalding Drive along Ga. 400. And on top of these significant capacity enhancements, Gov. Deal recently announced the investment of another $10 billion over 10 years to Georgia’s major transportation corridors, including dedicated express lanes to include transit on the top end of I-285. From resolutions following an insightful economic development trip to the formation of reality. As Gov. Deal himself noted of these partnerships last fall, “Thanks to strong collaboration at the federal, state and

As tax and publicly financed resources remain limited, our investors are also willing to put their money where their mouths are.

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To the editor: The hopelessness of Atlanta’s congestion is evident by the responses in your community survey [“What do you think is the best way to address metro Atlanta’s transportation problems?” Reporter Newspapers March 18-March 31.]. All of your possible options involve the problem (more development), so therefore cannot be a solution in part or whole. Why didn’t you have the option to

curb development altogether? If the masses think that more development will yield less traffic and congestion woes, well, this is just plain dumb. Given the relatively high income groups of respondents, I think it is quite

local levels, the infrastructure improvements included in this project will keep Georgians moving, support our growing economy, and increase the quality of life in our region and state for decades Yvonne Williams President and CEO, to come.” Perimeter Community The leaderImprovement Districts ship and investors in our DeKalb and Fulton Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) annually invest millions in voluntary additional property taxes. Their leadership and commitment has made our Central Perimeter sub-market into the Fortune 1000 address of choice in the Southeast, and increasingly one of the nation’s fastest growing live, work and play communities. Our 4.2 square miles span and cross two counties and the three municipalities of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The forward-thinking leaders of those cities are among the voices of leadership calling for the expansion of transit corridors, increased investments in transportation infrastructure and the development of additional green spaces, PATH trails and alternative forms of connectivity between these cities as well as to our neighbors in Chamblee, Doraville and Buckhead. As tax and publicly financed resources remain limited, our investors are also willing to put their money where their mouths are, investing $10 million toward the first hard construction costs on the new I- 285/Ga. 400 interchange. We have been busy − yesterday, today and will be tomorrow, building bridges, literally and figuratively, to better connect and position all of our adjoining communities on the path to better tomorrows. And through continued partnership, we will get there.

likely that many own or are in businesses that thrive on high-density population and all the construction that goes with it. So, for these folks, a curb on construction will just not do. Rob Branson

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Residents give cautious nod to Perimeter Center, Pill Hill plans BY JOHN RUCH AND JOE EARLE Adding hundreds more housing units and a couple of hotels to Perimeter Center and Pill Hill is often a recipe for controversy. But two plans to do that at the Concourse Center and the Peachtree-Dunwoody Pavilion got a cautious welcome from residents for their smaller-scale, livework concepts at March 22 meetings. “I think there is a lot of potential to take traffic off the roads, if people work and live right here,” said Trisha Thompson, president of the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods, about the Concourse plan. Regents Partners LLC plans is proposing to build a 125-room hotel, 260-plus apartments and a pair of restaurants in a $90 million addition to the Concourse development, home to the iconic “King” and “Queen” skyscrapers, at Peachtree-Dunwoody and Hammond roads. The company also plans to include a multi-use path along portions of PeachtreeDunwoody Road and Hammond Drive, Sheldon Taylor, Regent’s chief financial officer, told about 14 people who attended the March 22 meeting at Concourse. That Concourse portion of the path would continue northward the multi-use path Georgia DOT is building as part of the I-215/Ga. 400 interchange. “We’re really interested in PATH400,”

Taylor said. “We just think it’s great.” Company officials hope to begin construction on the project by the end of the year and complete it within 22 or 23 months, he said. The company decided to add restaurants to Concourse, the development with the iconic “King” and “Queen” towers rising alongside I-285, after surveying tenants of the mixed-use development. The project is intended to “create a sense of place in Concourse, creating a place where people want to come,” he said. “We’re excited,” he said. “We really look forward to bringing the restaurants.” The restaurants, hotel and apartments are intended for an area of Concourse near the intersection of Hammond Drive and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. “It’s going to change the look of the corner,” said Doug Falciglia, one of several members of the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods who attended the meeting. Just a couple of blocks south at the 20acre Peachtree Dunwoody Pavilion office park, the Simpson Organization plans a huge mixed-use redevelopment built around a new “Main Street” with a bicycle trail. The plan includes a hotel and retail space; a 250-unit multifamily housing complex; an 11-story office building; a 6-level parking deck; and new restaurants around an existing pond. Three of four ex-


Sheldon Taylor, Regent Partners’ chief financial officer, explains company plans for a 125-room hotel, 260-plus apartments and a pair of restaurants at the Concourse Center.

isting office buildings on the site would remain. Thompson, the Council of Neighborhoods president, said at the March 22 meeting at the site that it’s good that the project includes much less density than allowed under its zoning. But, she added, “connectivity” and Peachtree-Dunwoody traffic increases will be a concern. A traffic study is still pending and project officials said a widening of Lake Hearn Drive at PeachtreeDunwoody is a possibility. “It’s nice that it’s a downsizing,” Thompson said. “It’s nice that it’s a mix [of uses].

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It’s nice that it’s going to be bringing retail and restaurants into this area, which is very needed.” Project architect Bill Halter of the firm Cooper Carry showed “our big idea, the Main Street.” The new road would curve through the site, connecting PeachtreeDunwoody Road and Lake Hearn Drive through what is now a patchwork of parking lots. The current Peachtree-Dunwoody driveway would be moved about 120 feet north for the new road. A paved bike trail would run partly alongside the road and partly behind the housing at the site’s rear. Halter said a “bike valet” for visitors is a possibility. Halter said the plan would create a “village-like environment” and enhance access to the pond. Along Peachtree-Dunwoody, he said, “the idea is we’re getting a more urban edge” with some street-front retail space and the hotel. The plan includes indirect access to the adjacent Medical Center MARTA station. The developers were considering a possible pedestrian bridge, but Halter said the plan now is for access via a new parking garage with elevators that could carry bicycles. The access would not be directly into the station, but to an outdoor area near its entrance. Boyd Simpson, president of the Simpson Organization, said after the meeting that the hotel would include some extended-stay rooms to be marketed to people visiting Pill Hill hospitals. The developer is still seeking a partner for the multifamily housing portion and no decision has been made on whether they would be rentals or ownership units, Simpson said. The developer is seeking rezoning to allow the mixed use and a use permit for increased building height. The project is in an early stage and has not been formally filed with the city yet. If the project is approved, the earliest construction start would be late this year, Simpson said. He estimated the new road and parking garage would take about a year to build, with the hotel and multifamily portions taking another 18 to 24 months. DUN

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Bills to eliminate DeKalb County’s unique chief executive officer position, sponsored by Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) and Democrat Rep. Scott Holcomb, did not pass.

The Legislature passed Senate Bill 304, originally a House bill sponsored by DeKalb Rep. Scott Holcomb, which requires police agencies to promptly process sexual assault evidence tests or “rape kits.” The new law follows revelations last year that Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital had 1,400 rape kits that had gone unprocessed. The “adoptable dog” will become the official state dog following the passage of Senate Bill 168. The effort, meant to encourage adoption of any type of dog from shelters, began as a House bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs), who was inspired by political consultant Todd Rehm, editor of the news site, which frequently highlights dogs available for adoption.

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Dunwoody City Council approves $25,000 for PCID study on last-mile connectivity BY DYANA BAGBY

Whether gondolas could be used as part of a “last mile connectivity” plan in Dunwoody was a question raised as council members approved spending $25,000 to fund a comprehensive plan by the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts. Yvonne Williams, president and CEO of the PCIDs, told council members at the March 28 meeting that the master plan will cover that “last mile” between MARTA and riders’ final destinations and will combine previous studies and plans. The new study, she said, would not cost more than $100,000. Sandy Springs already has contributed $25,000, as has the PCIDs. Brookhaven will also be asked to contribute $25,000, Williams said. The money will be used to hire a consulting firm for a master connectivi-

ty plan that includes improving existing plans for a multi-use trail network as well as a cost-benefit analysis for biking, walking or other alternative modes of transportation. “Is this where the monorails come in? And could we have gondolas in the plan?” Council member Terry Nall asked Williams. Possibly, Williams said, but it’s important to note that overhead transportation is not subsidized. Nall was referring to recent Sandy Springs studies that include monorails and gondolas. Brookhaven is also exploring the idea. Williams pointed out that shuttle services are currently used to transport people to their final stops, but the comprehensive plan could find better ways for them to be used in the future. The PCIDs’ Perimeter Connects program and GRTA buses may have other and better options, she said.

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ics taught me the technical, small-scale details involved in those same scientific developments.” The activity Andrew is most passionate about, however, is writing his book: “Space, Time and the Universe: A Comprehensive Guide to the Finer Points of Astronomy and Astrophysics.” He’s been working on it since seventh grade. He’s intensely interested in astrophysics and says he hopes to introduce the subject to a larger audience. “I enjoy learning all different subjects as well as many outside of the main school curriculum,” said Andrew. “Within school, I particularly enjoy discussing philosophical topics, whenever they may arise in English classes, the interesting cultural practices of other cultures, especially in ancient history and Latin class, and the puzzling par-

adoxes that arise in math and science surrounding infinity.” His love of learning finds admirers at Pace. “Andrew has a never-ending supply of

intellectual curiosity, a truly breathtaking intuitive grasp of grammar and syntax, and an unparalleled work ethic,” said Andrew’s Latin teacher Elizabeth Kann. “His deep sense of community and duty have made him a true asset to our Latin classes, the Junior Classical League and the school as a whole.” His achievements have been recognized in many different ways, on a

school, state and national level. Andrew has received the Faculty Award for Scholarship, the University of Pennsylvania Book Award, the Georgia Certificate of Merit and the Oxford Classical Dictionary Memorial Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Cum Laude Society and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. He also is one of Pace’s two 2016 STAR students for his high SAT score. When not studying, pursuing his extra-curricularactivities or writing his book, Andrew enjoys video games, watching movies, writing, and playing the violin, tennis and soccer. “Andrew is going to make a difference, wherever he chooses to direct his myriad of talents and unparalleled motivation to learn,” Kann said. “Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if he solved the problems of long-term human space

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Preserving ‘a piece of the past’ when it’s surrounded by rapid change Continued from page 1 Built in the 1850s, the cemetery has 44 known tombstones. The cemetery is named for Stephen Martin. Two of his daughters, Naomi and Sophia, married into the Spruill family, a prominent family in the history and creation of Dunwoody. The Spruill family owned the farm land where the malls are located and sold it to developers in the early 1970s, Rylands said. But they made sure to protect the small plot of land where their ancestors were buried.

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“It’s a piece of the past, and that’s why the Dunwoody Preservation Trust was formed,” Williams said. “While it’s a small plot, people in tall areas [in the highrises] can look down on this. Our view is this is an amenity for them.” Fuse said it’s not unusual to see people sitting on the benches reading their phones or eating lunch. Williams said Crown Holdings Group have been accommodating neighbors so far and the developers have even suggested funding landscaping projects to ensure the cemetery remains an amenity for those living in the condos and working in the office buildings.

Glen Fuse, a volunteer with the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, began clearing the overgrown lot two years ago and the cemetery remains in the care of the trust today. Many of the plots are unmarked or marked by unlabeled rock mounds or walls. DYANA BAGBY “The last buriFrom left, Glen Fuse, a volunteer with the Dunwoody Preservation al was in 1992. A Trust, his grandson, Cesare Granozio, and Jim Williams, vice president of property for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Confederate vettake a look at the Stephen Martin Cemetery near Best Buy. eran is buried here and also a World War I veteran,” Fuse said. “Who Rachel Black, the cemeteries expert at knows how many are really buried here.” the Historic Preservation Division at the Fuse said he had heard about the cemGeorgia Department of Natural Resourcetery and decided to look for it. When he es, said as development increases, the situfound it, the weeds were high and a small ation of development encroaching on cempath leading to the cemetery overgrown. eteries comes up more and more. Now he takes it upon himself to mow and But this is not a new issue – back in the weed and generally care for the cemetery. 1980s when strip malls were being built, they “I thought they should get more reoften abutted family cemeteries, she said. spect,” he said of those buried there. State law mandates that if there is an Fuse also enlisted the help of the Dunabandoned cemetery, no development or woody High School football team who use of property can change without a perspent hours last summer clearing out mit from the local government, she said. heavy brush to expose the tombstones and Relocating a cemetery is not an easy other unmarked field stones that mark process, nor a cheap one. And when a graves. Eagle Scouts have built benches for cemetery is obviously being cared for, the cemetery and a kiosk that includes a developers often work with families and history of the cemetery. caretakers to work out a solution togeth-

Encroaching development

When the proposed Crown Towers development came into the picture, members of the trust met with the property owner, Crown Holdings Group. Williams said both sides want the cemetery to remain as it is. The developers have also said they see the land as a bonus for those living in the highrises to look down and see a spot of peacefulness along all the rapid development of the 21st century, said Williams.

er to protect the integrity of the cemetery, she said. Williams predicts there will only be more development and eventually the cemetery will be blocked in by highrises. “This strip mall will eventually be torn down to make way for towers,” he said. “You can’t stop progress. So you might as well work with the system, and I think that’s what we’re doing,” he said. “I think this cemetery will be remembered even more as the development comes along.”


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Warm weather has returned, bringing with it the annual rebirth of daffodils, dogwoods and community farmers markets. Here are some markets sprouting locally. Brookhaven Farmers Market Brookhaven’s market opens April 16. It operates on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon, and is scheduled to continue operation through Dec. 10, according to the market website. It is to be located at 1375 Fernwood Circle NE and Dresden Drive, the website says. Information: Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market The Sandy Springs market opens April 16 at Century Springs East, 6100 Lake Forrest Drive. The market is scheduled to open from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays through Oct. 29. Mini-markets with shorter hours are planned in November and December. The market features live music and up to 50 vendors offering fresh, local produce, pasture-raised meat, fresh eggs, dairy products and a variety of prepared foods. Information: or Peachtree Road Farmers Market Located in the parking lot at Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, the market reopens for the season on April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and continues every Saturday through mid-December. There will also be a new Wednesday night market from April 13 to Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Information:

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FAMILY DNA Thursday, April 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Parents and children use hands-on activities to learn how DNA makes us unique. Additional session at 1 p.m. Free. All are welcome. For those ages 5 and up. Space is limited. Registration required and started Jan. 5. Visit the Sandy Springs Branch Library, call 404-303-6130 or email: with questions or to sign up. 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

CHASTAIN CHASE Sunday, April 17, 8 a.m. Join others for the annual 5K/1-mile walk/run Chastain Chase, benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Atlanta. $30. Tot trot also available. Race winds through Chastain Park. Treats from Fresh Market at finish line. Meet at The Galloway School, 215 West Wieuca Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30342. For questions and to register:

LEARN SOMETHING! Monday, April 4, 10 a.m. Join others at Perimeter Adult Learning & Services, Inc. Select from: Indian tribes of the Great Plains; music; Atlanta/Dunwoody real estate market; finance; early U.S. presidents; art of the Middle Ages, part 2; Election 2016; Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes; Bridge; and Mahjongg. Detailed brochures available by calling 770-698-0801 or visiting: Classes continue through May 23. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.

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Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about the benefits, risks and limitations of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. Q&A session follows presentation. Free. For members of the Cancer Support Community. RSVP to 404-8431880. 5775 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd., Building C, Suite 225, Atlanta, 30342. For further details:


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Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. Garden Hills Elementary School holds its 27th annual Evening in the Garden fundraiser at MercedesBenz of Buckhead. Includes both silent and live auctions, entertainment and food. Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit the school’s programs. 2799 Piedmont Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Purchase tickets and find out more:

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WILD EDIBLES Saturday, April 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Interested in urban foraging? Join Jerry Hightower of the National Park Service for an interactive program about wild edibles of the urban forest. Inspect plant specimens up close, then hike Blue Heron Nature Preserve and discover “treats” on the property. $10, adult; $5 child; 3 and under, free. RSVP to 678-315-0836. 4055 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, 30342. Information and register:

SHEEP TO SHAWL Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn about cloth making though demonstrations ranging from sheep shearing and dyeing to spinning and weaving. Day includes open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, candle making and more at Smith Family Farm. Free for Atlanta History Center members. Non-member adults: $16.50; seniors/students: $13; children: $11. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. Get tickets and details at: or call 404-814-4000.

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Scott, reveal secrets from their book, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House.” $10, MJCC members; $15, nonmembers. Marcus Jewish Community Center - Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information, visit: or call 678-8124000.

UKRAINIAN EGGS Saturday, April 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Come learn the history of Ukrainian Easter traditions, and the symbolism and basic techniques of Ukrainian Easter egg painting. Have fun and paint, and make an Ukrainian-style Easter egg. Free and open to all. For adults, ages 18 and up. Open to the first 25 participants. Call 770-512-4640 or visit the Dunwoody Branch Library to sign up. 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.

GO ARTSY PLANT & ART SALE Thursday, April 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard celebrates spring with a plant sale and art show. Check out vegetables, flowers and other plants at the greenhouse opposite the Brook Run skateboard park. Sale continues through April 17. Learn more: In addition, the Dunwoody Fine Arts Association showcases art for sale at the greenhouse “barn,” April 8-April 10. Go to for details. 4770 Georgia Way S. Dunwoody, 30338.


Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this rare Atlanta appearance by one of the most acclaimed men and boys’ choirs in the world, from Cambridge, England. Choir has recorded on international labels including EMI, Decca, Chandos, Hyperion and Naxos. Tickets: $10 to $150. The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. Find out more by calling 404365-1000 or going to:


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SPOTLIGHT Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-9 p.m. For one night only, the Marcus Jewish Community Center-Atlanta’s Blonder Family Department for Special Needs’ theater company holds auditions for its new program, Spotlight. Free for special needs adults 18+. Participants meet weekly Aug. 26-April 30, 2017. Must have appointment to audition. Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Call 678-812-4073 or email: to schedule a time.

‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’ Friday, April 15, 8 p.m. “Moon Over Buffalo” is a comedic farce, centering on a couple of fading stars in 1953 who have a last shot at stardom when director Frank Capra attends one of their performances. Of course, everything that can go wrong does go wrong! Tickets: $15$23. Go to: for additional show times, details and tickets. Act3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Rd., NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. Call 770-241-1905 with questions.

Sunday, April 17, 2-4 p.m. The Jewish Tower, in conjunction with Jewish Family and Career Services, hosts their annual “Art Out Loud” show. Features artists in age from 5891. Browse abstract paintings, watercolor and collage. Enjoy tasty treats, music videos and a live raffle. Jewish Tower Rec Room, 3160 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30327. Call 770-6779300 x9344 for further information.


POTTERY & ART SALE Friday, April 8, 10 a.m. Check out a wide variety of high-quality ceramics, glass, jewelry and more created by Spruill Center students and instructors at this 10th annual sale. Free and open to the public. Additional dates: April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 10, 12-5 p.m. Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For further details, visit: or call 770-394-3447.

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Sunday, April 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Georgia State University’s Jazz Ensemble Band performs a night of authentic jazz, with a Georgia twist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $22.50 for first-come, first-served table seating; $17.50 for lawn seating. Cash bar available; no outside alcohol. Learn more and buy tickets: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, 30075. Call 770-9922055 for additional information.


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‘Operation Shield’ video surveillance program seeps in Sandy Springs BY DYANA BAGBY Sandy Springs police have agreed to install as many as 20 cameras in Sandy Springs as part of the Atlanta Police Department’s “Operation Shield” crime prevention program, officials of the two cities say. The cameras are set up in the southern part of Sandy Springs, near the city’s border with Atlanta, said Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose. One camera, engraved with the APD logo, is readily visible at the intersection of Roswell Road and Forest Hills Drive, more than a mile inside the city limits.

Another camera is located on Crest Valley Drive, Rose said. “They [APD] approached us about 2 1/2 months ago. This is an extension of what APD is doing,” Rose said. Rose said approximately seven cameras are online in Sandy Springs and the goal is to install as many as 20 within the city limits. Rose declined to say where cameras are located or where they will be located. Currently, SSPD does not have access to the data collected from the cameras, Rose said. Only APD can see what the cameras in the city see from its video integration center in downtown Atlanta. The SSPD is working on an integration system so it can also access data from the cameras. “We can’t see them yet,” Rose said. “They brought this to us …and networking and sharing information among law enforcement is critical. Our IT department is working on the integration part on how we would integrate [APD’s] programming into our existing software.” Sandy Springs can

access the data by requesting APD for surveillance videos, Rose said. The cameras located and to be located in Sandy Springs will be placed at this time in public right of way, such as on utility poles, Rose said. “All we’re interested in is roadways. We’re not going to put one in someone’s driveway,” he said. “On the right of way officers can see a suspect’s vehicle and determine the path.” Sandy Springs is not spending money on the APD cameras, Rose said. After three years, the cameras will become the property of Sandy Springs and expenses for maintaining the cameras and other costs will be transferred to the city. How much that will cost is not known at this time, he said.

Atlanta seeks to put 10,000 cameras on streets Operation Shield was created in 2007 under the administration of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Police Chief Richard Pennington, and through federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following Sept. 11. It is an initiative of the Atlanta Police Foundation and the APD. The Atlanta Police Foundation raises funds to purchase cameras through corporations and private individuals. Putting cameras on the street in these key target areas were part of a plan to ensure safety to tourists and residents, said Marlon Trone, vice president of programs for the Atlanta Police Foundation, which oversees Operation Shield. “These cameras are not specifically a law enforcement tool; we view them as a public safety tool,” he said. “We’re not in the personal security business. We’ve partnered with City Council to identify key ar-

eas that affect the placement of cameras.” Operation Shield owns approximately 200 cameras but is connected to some 6,000 cameras through the Loudermilk Video Integration Center where officers can monitor images from thousands of cameras throughout the city. When the program is complete, the APD will be monitoring 10,000 cameras, Trone said. The majority of cameras are privately owned – such as by Coca-Cola, CNN and college campuses, Trone said. Because the APD is integrated with these private corporations’ surveillance cameras, officers in the integration center can see inside buildings and on campuses in real time. “All that data is their own; we don’t own or collect data” from private cameras, Trone said. The cameras owned by APD are typically located on public right of ways and data collected on these cameras are stored for only 30 days, Trone said. The Atlanta Police Foundation approached Sandy Springs earlier this year to propose a partnership to locate cameras near the Atlanta border, Trone said. “We let them know funding has come available and with the understanding that criminals don’t respect boundaries,” said Trone. Suspects leaving Atlanta and into Sandy Springs can be easily tracked with the additional cameras. With cameras in place in Sandy Springs, Atlanta police can alert Sandy Springs officers if a suspect has fled to their streets, he added. APD is also in talks with police in other cities, including Roswell and Conyers, and with DeKalb County police. Some initial talks have been made with Dunwoody and Brookhaven, also, Trone said.

An Atlanta Police Department Operation Shield surveillance camera is located at the corner of Roswell Road and Forest Hills Drive. Sandy Springs has entered into a partnership with APD to locate more cameras in the city.


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Adult person willing to work days, nights and weekends. Full time position with Jacobs Engineering as maintenance tech/parks attendant for Sandy Springs Rec Dept. salary 15.00 per hr. and full benefits. Mail or email resume to City of Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks Department at: 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 or

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Police Blotter / Dunwoody Dunwoody Police reports recorded from March 20 through March 27 The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate.  3000 block of Four Oaks Drive – On

March 20, police were called to a home for a report of a nonviolent family offense by a 41-year-old man. The man told police he and his wife, 48, got into an argument over money, and that he was worried about her sobriety.  6100 block of Ashford Gables Drive –

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On March 20, police were dispatched to a call of a nonviolent family offense between a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman after the woman called police. The officer took statements from both people. “The parties were separated and given the case number [on the report],” according to the report.  4900 block of Win-

ters Chapel Road – On March 20, police responded to a call of a hit-and-run accident. According to the report, a Parkwood Village Apartments sign was destroyed after a vehicle struck it.  1600 block of Dunwoody Village/

Mount Vernon Road – On March 21, a 60-year-old woman, driving a silver 2011 Hyundai Sunata, told police she was the victim of a road rage incident. She told police a 30- to 40-year-old man pointed a handgun at her while they were in their vehicles.  4700 block of N. Peachtree Road

– On March 21, an 18-year-old man told police his Nikon D90 camera, valued at $1,000, was stolen the night before at Brook Run Park.  4700

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cious vehicle. Investigations were conducted and the woman driving the car was found to be under the influence of a narcotic. Heroin and Ativan was later discovered and the woman was placed under arrest. After the arrest, she was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.  1200 block of Ashford Crossing – On

March 24, a 31-year-old wanted man was arrested and charged with false representations to police after officers responded to a suspicious person call. He had a backpack containing several pairs of jeans, shirts and hygiene products. The man arrested had a tattoo on his left arm of “what appeared to be the Pillsbury Doughboy on meth,” according to the report.  5400

block of Tilly Mill Road/Holland Court – On March 24, at about 9:20 p.m., a 24year-old man was reported for driving a Toyota Camry across two residential yards on Tilly Mill Road. The vehicle struck two mailboxes that were knocked into the middle of the roadway.  A witness saw the man in the Camry

drive his vehicle into the northbound lane, facing oncoming traffic, then crash on a sidewalk. The driver received immediate medical attention. He was initially unconscious with shallow breathing but did not appear to have visible injuries. An empty syringe was found in the driver’s seat when he was removed from the vehicle. He was administered a dose of Naloxone and regained consciousness. Officers asked the man what he had taken. He replied “heroin.” He had red eyes and slow speech.  He was advised that he was under arrest for driving under the influence of drugs. He refused to have a blood test administered. He was then transported to Northside Hospital for further evaluation. He was charged with DUI (drugs), failure to maintain lane and striking a fixed object.  The Camry sustained extensive front

end damage. It was not drivable and was towed from the scene. A mediumsized black dog was inside the man’s vehicle. The dog was released to DeKalb Animal Control Unit. DUN

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ARRESTS  I-285 EB/Chamblee-Dunwoody Road –

On March 20, a wanted person was arrested.

Road – On March 23, report of larceny from building.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 24, report of larcenyshoplifting.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 24, report of larcenyshoplifting.  1100 block of Hammond Drive – On

March 24, report of shoplifting. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 24, report of larceny from building.

F R AU D  4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 21, report of fraud.

 4600 Peachtree Place Parkway – On

March 21, report of fraud.  I-285 WB/Shallowford Road/

Lake Ridge Lane – On March 20, arrest for marijuana possession.  4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 21, arrest for larcenyshoplifting.

LARCENY/THEFT  4700 block of Peachtree Road – On

March 20, report of larceny.  4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 22, report of larceny from building.

 2100 block of Peachford Road – On

March 22, report of larceny-other offenses.  4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On March 22, report of larcenyshoplifting.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody

 5000 block of Shadow Glen Court – On

March 22, report of credit fraud.  40 block of Perimeter Center East – On

March 24, arrest for fraud-swindle.

OT H E R  90 block of Perimeter Center West –

On March 22, report of harassing communications.

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March 24, report of disturbing the peace.  4400

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