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JULY 25 — AUG. 7, 2014 • VOL. 5 — NO. 15
City tweaking controversial new building rules
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BY JOE EARLE
Several Dunwoody city oﬃcials appear ready to move forward with controversial new regulations that would make it more expensive to erect certain kinds of buildings in the city. “I am no longer convinced that replacing old garbage [buildings] with newer, not-so-nice [ones] is the way to go in our community,” Dunwoody City Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch said during the council’s July 14 meeting. “I think we have an obligation ... that what we leave as our legacy is better than what we were left. “Dunwoody is a prime location. ... If they build a higher grade or a higher class [of building] ... that’s OK with me.” But not every council member agreed that the city should
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East or west of Ga. 400? MARTA’s expansion still unclear
Vote delayed on Sandy Springs mixed-used project
BY ANN MARIE QUILL
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Anisha Singh, 7, front, and Mei Kumaran, 5, attending the Spruill Center for the Arts’ summer camp program, play on “chess pieces” during recess on July 21. The 11-week program started May 27 and ends Aug. 8.
Sandy Springs resident Nancy Lesser doesn’t want to see Dunwoody Springs Elementary school torn down if MARTA extends its rail line north. But she fears that could happen if the tracks run on the east side of Ga. 400, so she believes the train should run on the west side of the highway. “More multifamily homes and businesses are on the west side, and they use public transit already,” said Lesser, who lives in the Roberts Drive area. Lesser was among about 100 Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents who attended the latest in a series of meetSEE EAST OR WEST, PAGE 4
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