Author: John Ruch

Peachtree Road fix-up plan revives after five years

  A five-year-old plan to improve Peachtree Road for pedestrians will be revived and rebooted by the city of Brookhaven this fall. But it could still take until 2019 to get such new amenities as sidewalks, streetlights and benches. The $3 million plan, focused on Peachtree between Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Dresden Drive, was announced by DeKalb County in 2010 for completion in 2013. But in 2012, voters approved incorporating the new city of Brookhaven. The county put the plan on hold with the intent of handing it over to the new city to better handle local comments and concerns, according to Brookhaven Public Works Engineer Richard Meehan. “The project has been on hold while project sponsorship has been shifted from the county to the city, but we are about to restart the project this fall,” Meehan said in an email. The plan focuses on the west side of Peachtree and originally included better sidewalks, street furniture and pedestrian crossings. Public comments also requested a look at bicycle amenities and a traffic analysis, which were never completed, Meehan said. The city will essentially restart the planning process to cover those items, he said. One item the plan apparently won’t include is trash cans, the lack of which a resident recently pointed out in a letter to the city asking about the status of the Peachtree Road plan. Peachtree Road doubles...

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Glenn West project talks to continue

Despite city staff recommending an approval of its Glenn West project, developer Ashton Woods sought and won a deferral at the Sept. 17 Sandy Springs Planning Commission meeting to negotiate with...

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