Author: Dyana Bagby

Brookhaven planning chair proposes citywide ‘workforce housing’ mandate

The Brookhaven Planning Commission chairperson wants the City Council to require a “workforce housing” mandate throughout the city in future multi-unit housing and not just along Buford Highway as part of the zoning ordinance rewrite. A current draft of the zoning rewrite includes the middle-income housing mandate, also known as inclusionary zoning, only in the proposed Buford Highway Overlay. Chair Stan Segal made his proposal at the Sept. 5 commission meeting. Other members backed his recommendation, saying it could put Brookhaven at the forefront of finding innovative ideas to address the lack of affordable housing many cities in metro...

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Brookhaven’s Pink Pony strip club files for bankruptcy

The company that owns the Pink Pony in Brookhaven has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy following the city’s recent decision to cut back the strip club’s hours. But lawsuits filed by former dancers over wage and hours at the club are also playing a role in the bankruptcy filing. Dennis Williams, the CFO of Trop Inc., the company that owns the Pink Pony, said the club remains open and the bankruptcy filing allows Trop Inc. to “reorganize our structure.” “We feel it’s necessary to do this to continue operating and to give us some relief,” Williams said. The Pink...

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Dunwoody Police now participating in Yellow Dot safety program

The Dunwoody Police Department is now participating in the Yellow Dot safety program to provide first responders notice where they can obtain a resident’s medical history during an emergency. Residents can now pick up yellow dot kits at several locations in the city. The kits include a yellow, peach-shaped decal placed on the driver side rear window of a vehicle. The yellow dot informs first responders that medical information is stored in the glove compartment, according to a press release. Yellow dot stickers can also be placed at the entrance of a resident’s home informing first responders to look...

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Brookhaven mayor’s Sept. 20 town hall to discuss city’s new alert system

Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst will hold a town hall on Thursday, Sept. 20, that will include a presentation on the city’s new Brookhaven Alert system. The town hall will be at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road. Brookhaven Alert, powered by Smart911, is a free service available to all residents. People can sign up to receive notifications sent from state and local authorities on weather, traffic and other emergencies. Alerts can be received via email, text or voice message on their cell phones. To sign up, visit www.brookhavenga.gov/brookhavenalert or by downloading the Smart911 app in their mobile...

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Bids go out for construction of Brookhaven’s Peachtree Creek Greenway

The city of Brookhaven has issued an invitation to bid on the construction of the first phase of the Peachtree Creek Greenway known as the “model mile” between North Druid Hills Road and Briarwood Road. “This is an important milestone for the Peachtree Creek Greenway as the invitation to bid signals that we are ready to get shovels in the ground this year and make this grand dream a reality,” said City Manager Christian Sigman in a press release. The Greenway master plan outlines a series of nature trails, paved multi-purpose trails and promenade trails which will connect Brookhaven’s...

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