Inside City divided Police chief maps out six police beats COMMUNITY 3
Strip tease Plenty of debate over adult businesses COMMENTARY 8-9
JUNE 14 — JUNE 27, 2013 • VOL. 5 — NO. 12
A bubbling batch of fun
Ready to read Two volunteers collect used books for children MAKING A DIFFERENCE 13
Country strong Rustic Buckhead store serves up gas, gossip and burgers COMMUNITY 18-19
Saying goodbye Dante’s Down the Hatch to close its doors BUSINESS 27
From left, Madison Sanders, 4, Sam Wages, 1, twins Liberty Sanders, 1, and her brother Jackson, enjoy making bubbles at Skyland United Methodist Church’s neighborhood block party on June 1. More photos on page 30.
City preparing to start long-range planning
Residents concerned about overlay changes
BY MELISSA WEINMAN
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BY MELISSA WEINMAN
Now that the new city of Brookhaven is up and running, officials are beginning to create a long-range vision for the city’s future. This summer, Brookhaven officials will begin searching for a consultant who will help the city create a comprehensive master plan. The planning process, which includes months of public meetings and discussions, is scheduled to kick off this fall, said Communications Director Megan Matteucci. Many in Brookhaven are eying the potential of a commercial stretch of Buford Highway at the southern end of the city, said
Brookhaven residents told City Council they are worried proposed tweaks to the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay zoning district could weaken their vision for the future of their community. During a public hearing at the City Council’s June 11 meeting, residents expressed concerns about proposed amendments to the overlay, a zoning code which calls for more urban, pedestrianfriendly development in the Peachtree Road corridor surrounding the Brookhaven MARTA station. But Community Development Director Susan Canon told
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