The Brookhaven City Council on Dec. 16 denied Kroger’s request to install a fuel center at its store near the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.

Dozens of nearby residents showed up to the city council meeting to oppose the grocery store’s request, citing concerns about traffic in the congested area.

The city council’s unanimous action, which was put into motion by Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams, followed the recommendations of both the staff and the Brookhaven Planning Commission.

The commission on Dec. 3 recommended a denial of Kroger’s request for a special land use permit to install a 14-pump gas station near the grocery store at Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.

That action followed city staff’s recommendation to deny the application. Ben Song, the city’s deputy community development director, said that recommendation was based on the fact that the area is zoned neighborhood shopping and that gas stations such as the one requested are typically found in denser areas.

City Council on Dec. 16 also allowed a 60-day deferral for a mixed-use development on Peachtree Road near Historic Brookhaven.

The Brookhaven Planning Commission on Dec. 3 recommended that the council defer for 60 days a request from JLB Realty to rezone property at 3920, 3930 and 3926 Peachtree Road for a mixed-use development consisting of 272 multifamily units and 17,695 square feet of shops.

The rezoning for the property, which is the former site of Hastings Nursery, has drawn the opposition of some nearby Historic Brookhaven residents who are concerned with the proposed height and density of the project.

Carl Westmoreland, lawyer for JLB, told the planning commission that the company is requesting the deferral for the opportunity to continue working with the neighbors.

 

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