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Dunwoody officials name redevelopment partner

The city would partner with firm to redevelop 35 acres in Georgetown

Dunwoody city officials have named John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods as its recommended partner for a , the city's first large-scale project of this kind.

The developer has outlined a low-density, owner-occupied residential development that would be interwoven with city parks and and a multi-user trail that would link a 16-acre and a 19-acre site the city controls on the its eastern gateway, according to city officials.

Dubbed "Project Renaissance," the proposal by John Wieland is similar to what the city asked for when it put out an invitation for proposals on the project in March.

The city received two proposals total. The other firm has not been named.

The plan proposed by John Wieland reserves space for the city to market and sell a 3-acre neighborhood commercial "node" on the North Shallowford side of a 16-acre parcel, ,' according to city officials.

The city's redevelopment property is located on a 16-acre parcel on 4000 Dunwoody Park Drive and a 19-acre parcel across the street on the 4500 block of North Shallowford Road.

The full redevelopment proposal will be posted later Thursday on the city's website, according to city officials.

“We were very pleased that the proposal from John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods clearly aligns with the community’s vision for the future as outlined in our adopted Georgetown master plan,” said Mayor Mike Davis. “I’m confident all residents and nearby business owners will find the proposed concept extremely beneficial for the entire city as well as a catalyst for the exciting rebirth of the Georgetown area.”

The city and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is scheduled to host an open house regarding the proposed redevelopment at 7 p.m. next Thursday at City Hall.

A brief overview of the presentation will be given and people can ask questions of the developers and city officials.

“John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is very pleased to have been recommended as the partner for the residential portion of Dunwoody’s Georgetown redevelopment initiative," said John Weiland, CEO. "We are committed to creating an exciting urban living environment in this outstanding location.”

The city plans to gather comments on the proposed redevelopment in May. The city council is scheduled to vote on a formal agreement regarding the redevelopment at its May 29 meeting.

Rob May 04, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Is this not the company that was discussed illegally and "leaked" by someone at the city of Dunwoody? Sam Olens, are you listening?

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