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Mayor Davis says ‘all types of residences important’ community 8

Valyn Lekan, 2, left, gets an icy cool down from Addison Eckard, 8, while enjoying Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park on Sept. 12. The two, along with other members of their families, sampled tasty treats from local food truck vendors and listened to live music. The weekly event continues through Oct. 24. To read more about Food Truck Thursdays, turn to page 2. View additonal photos on page 38.

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Sharpshooters Local ‘Annie Oakleys’ enjoy blasting targets around town 11

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House hunters Tour of Homes features local residences community 31

Project Renaissance gaining momentum

Council ‘compromises’ on home business laws

By Joe Earle

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By Joe Earle


The city redevelopment project known as Project Renaissance is picking up momentum, city officials say. On Sept. 9, the city sold six lots to the private developer working on the project, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, so the developer could begin work on the first residences it will build in the 35-acre project, City Manager Warren Hutmacher told members of Dunwoody City Council. Also, the city is considering an early purchase of 19 of the acres it has under contract in order save money on financing costs. “The first two homes will start coming out of the ground in

Dunwoody residents soon may be able legally to keep more than three pets and to practice certain kinds of home occupations. Removing the limit on pets and adding rules allowing some home businesses were among Dunwoody City Council’s most recent tweaks to the city’s rewrite of its zoning and development regulations. The rewrite, intended to make Dunwoody’s regulations reflect the desires of city residents, has been under way since early last year. After debate Sept. 17 that touched on residents’ reactions to jobs such as teaching piano or giving swimming lessons, council members seemed to endorse an idea to divide home occupations into three

see Project page 9

see DeKalb, page 35


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