Patch Poll: Brookhaven's Temp Offices In Dunwoody
Does it bother you that our new city will have its temporary city hall outside city limits? Take our Patch poll and share your opinion.
On Monday, Patch reported the Brookhaven Commission had recommended the new city's temporary office space be located in Dunwoody. In its first meeting, the Brookhaven City Council approved the measure.
It was a topic that got quite a bit of attention from our readers:
- "This is not uncommon. Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Dunwoody all took temp space outside of City limits in an effort to control costs and get in quickly."
- "The Old Kroger can be redesign inside for the Permanent City Hall. But couldn't they find space closer for the temp city hall?"
- "This is simply counter-intuitive and "wrong" in spirit. The city is supposed to draw its people together, instead, it has been located to provide a short commute for co-Mayors Davis & Jacobs."
- "This is ridiculous. There is plenty of space on Buford highway although likely not as 'attractive as Dunwoody and of course the space that another poster suggested - the old Kroger/Harris Teeter shopping center.. I find this disrespectful to the citizens of Brookhaven."
- "I'm ok with folks venting about a non-Brookhaven City Hall - I don't like it either but I do understand it is necessary to get the City moving."
- "First order of Brookhaven Business, move to Dunwoody. Unreal."
So Patch took a drive to Dunwoody on Tuesday afternoon to get a glimpse - at least from the outside - of Brookhaven's home for temporary office - 200 Ashford Center North, near the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody and Mount Vernon roads.
Looks like a nice place, and we understand from Monday night's city council meeting, the offices already have data lines and cables for IT connections and the like. The commission's Jed Beardsley even told the city council there was a nice little cafe nearby for city employees.
So Patch wants to know: Does it bother you that Dunwoody will house our new city's offices, even on a temporary basis? Does it send the wrong message to our citizens, even though Dunwoody and Sandy Springs did the same thing during their startup phases? Or is this simply, much ado about nothing? Take our Patch poll and share your comments.