County Commission May Decide Ashkouti Rezoning

Here is an update from the Merry Hills Homeowners Association on the Ashkouti proposal for a 385-unit high-density development on North Druid Hills Road. The county commission could make a final decision on the proposed rezoning for this project at their meeting on Tuesday, September 23:

This Tuesday evening September 23 at 6:30 p.m., the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will be holding a meeting to make final decisions concerning various zoning issues including the Ashkouti proposal for North Druid Hills.

As you know, their application has been denied by the community council and the DeKalb Planning Board. However, these two groups merely make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners who ultimately make the final decision. This will take place this Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in Downtown Decatur.

There are other issues that they will be deciding and there is no way to know exactly when the Ashkouti proposal will come before them. However, as with the other two meetings, our appearance is of the utmost importance. Our commissioners value our input and look to see how the neighborhood feels about proposed development plans. Therefore, we respectfully encourage at least one member from each household to be present at this meeting.

It is also the case that other potential developers look to see how involved the neighborhood is in these issues. A large turnout on our part sends a strong message to both our elected representatives and other potential developers that we are concerned and involved in our community. This will serve to help US shape the future of OUR neighborhood.

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