Plan for Old Brio Site on Ashford Dunwoody is Wrong

Take a look at what's being proposed at the former Brio site on Ashford Dunwoody & Meadow Lane.

Here's the site plan with a HUGE sea of asphalt in the middle. Gone is the lovely pond.

Want to know what it'll look like? Head over to Peachtree Industrial in Chamblee where the new Whole Foods is.

That's what the developer is indicating it will resemble. An interior sea of paved asphalt surrounded by "fast casual chain restaurants - Think Zoe's Kitchen (which I love, by the way).

Here's the video of my public comment statements from the May 20th public hearing

Does this plan create a more livable Dunwoody? A more Human-scale Dunwoody? A sense of place like a Canton Street?

-- Does this plan REDUCE vehicle miles driven? 
-- Does this get people out of their car? 
-- Does this fulfill the Perimeter Center District overlay requiring a mix of Housing, Office and Retail?

No. It does not. No housing. No office. Not engaging or designed for people to NOT be in a car. It has:

  • A bank with a Drive-Thru
  • More car parking that required.
  • From the inside of the development, this might as well be the 1970's era designed Dunwoody Village

A vast sea of asphalt

If you're a company with a job vacancy, are you just going to hire the first candidate that comes along? Or are you going to wait for the RIGHT person with the BEST FIT.

This is lipstick on a pig. A car-centered design counter intuitive to the comprehensive land use plan our residents have laid out for our elected officials to enact. The developer is tossing out a few "treats" like streetscapes and a trail. But that's like giving pure sugar candy to a baby. You'll get a big rush at first, but later you'll crash and be worse off than when you started.

I urge the Council to deny this project

This plan in counter to the desires of the residents of Dunwoody. If you agree, send an email to our mayor & council at: and pencil in attending the the next council meeting on Monday June 10th at 6 pm, where they will VOTE on whether to approve this project or not.

Reference & details to what was proposed on May 20th click HERE.