So About Those Bulldozers On Dresden Drive ...

You've been wondering what's been going on, and here's the answer.

Bulldozing began this week on a new Hines Co. apartment complex at the intersection of Dresden and Ellijay drives.

According to ABetterBrookhaven, Hines Co. has filed for a permit to build 215 high-end apartments on the site. The plan calls for a four-story building with a mix of one and two bedroom units renting for $1,000-$1,500 per month.

Check out the video for a look at the action on Friday morning.

Blah, Blah, Blah July 21, 2012 at 04:54 PM
We never knew that there was a community meeting for Hines. Where was it posted? Please don't say on that little blue sign with the tiny handwriting that's near the house that they tore down. I've said this before in previous discussions, look what happened to Atlantic Station. It's not the clientele that we want in Brookhaven. Those people that can't afford these apartments will find a way. They always do.
Steve Walker July 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
It was held at the University Baptist Church. I think I found about it via the Patch. It was not well attended........maybe about 15-20 people at the most....I think one reason maybe that it wasn't so well attended was that no zoning change was required and the County had already approved their plans so really it was a done deal. The Hines people had a lot of their folks there and did take note of some of the wants by the attendees and seemed to be receptive of them, but who knows if they will take heed with any of them.
Mary La Pannea July 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM
A city would know. "...but who knows if they will take heed with any of them." Locally controlled zoning gives residents a guarantee that their input on how to develop their City is followed. Citizens can enact local zoning to affect meeting times, notice size and frequency, all of which keep YOU informed.
Jack of Kings July 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Very local representation in zoning will reflect the local's concerns and desires. Local control is not in Decatur. A City of Brookhaven is local control.
Scott Phillips July 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
That is so very true. I wanted to attend several of the zoning meetings regarding the late night pour applications for the establishments on Clairmont Road. Since the meetings are in Decatur and usually late afternoon, my schedule never allowed it. Sitting in the traffic on North Druid Hills Road (or more aptly “North Druid Hills Parking Lot”) at rush hour trying to get to Decatur is just unreasonable especially when compared to voicing our opinions and concerns at a hearing/meeting held anyplace within the footprint of the proposed city.


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