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Sammy Lesser, 4, gets some encouragement from his mom Nancy, as he channels his “inner artist” on the Community Canvas, part of the Lemonade Days Festival at Brook Run Park on April 26. The four-day fundraising event, hosted by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, offered rides, games, food, music and other family activities. More photos on page 23.
Special Land Use Permit for day care approved
City redesigning dangerous intersection
BY ANN MARIE QUILL
BY ANN MARIE QUILL AND JOE EARLE
Dunwoody City Council on April 28 approved the first landuse permit for a home-based business under the city’s new zoning code. The Special Land Use Permit was for a day care facility in the Dunwoody Highlands subdivision. Candace Johnston was seeking permission to operate her business on Coldstream Drive in a single-family zoning district. In a site plan submitted in January, Johnston stated that she would use about 35 percent of her home to run the business.
City officials plan to redesign the junction of Chamblee-Dunwoody and Spalding roads, which they say is one of the city’s most dangerous intersections. The Dunwoody City Council on April 28 gave the go-ahead to Southeastern Engineering, Inc., based in Marietta, to come up with a final design for the project. At the council’s April 21 meeting, Public Works Director Michael Smith said 42 accidents had occurred at the intersection over the past five years. He said the accidents that occur there tend to be head-on or “T-bone” accidents, which are more likely to pro-
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SEE DUNWOODY OKS, PAGE 26
SEE CITY REDESIGNING, PAGE 26
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