Homeowners steer construction activity away from homes
A construction firm will now dump dirt from the Chamblee High School project at Brook Run Park
Dunwoody residents weren’t happy when dirt from the Chamblee High School construction site was being dumped on a residential lot on Glaze Drive.
The good news is that the city, at the behest of homeowners, has found two alternative sites, according to Richard Edinger, a city engineer.
Wood Construction Services, which was dumping the fill dirt at the residential lot with approval from the city, has agreed to dump the dirt at a cemetery off of Winters Chapel Road and Brook Run Park.
Edinger sent notice of the change Tuesday to Bill Grossman, president of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.
In agreeing to use Brook Run as a site for the dirt, the city asked Wood to give up permission to continue to dump dirt on Glaze Drive.
The city is also requiring that the soil be tested to show that the dirt coming from the high school construction site isn’t contaminated.
The city’s public works department is overseeing the testing, and the permit to dump dirt at Brook Run Park won’t be issued until the test shows the dirt isn’t contaminated.