A group of residents seeking to block the construction of a concrete trail in Brook Run Park were dealt a serious setback Monday morning.
A ruling by a DeKalb County Superior Court judge Monday morning means that construction can proceed with a planned concrete trail through Brook Run Park.
"DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie delivered a ruling in favor of the city of Dunwoody in the case regarding the Brook Run Park multi-use trail," said Bob Mullen, Dunwoody's marketing and public relations director. "Her ruling allows the City to move forward with construction of the trail."
"Construction will proceed on the trail as soon as construction crews are mobilized," Mullen said.
A group of local residents were seeking to stop the city's construction of the trail. A DeKalb County Superior Court Judge granted a temporary restraining order in mid December.
The residents argued that potential water runoff from the trail created more impervious surface and required the removal of too many large, native trees.
According to the Reporter Newspapers, the plaintiffs may want to continue their efforts by requesting a jury trial.
Recently, an organization called Friends of Brook Run Park was formed.