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Dunwoody seeks public comments on park concept
by Christine Fonville
November 25, 2013 03:24 PM | 1094 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dunwoody residents attended a meeting last week to review and discuss the latest concept for a five-acre park plan on the corner of North Shallowford Road and Pernoshal Court.

The concept is part of the city’s Renaissance Park Plan project, which began in July 2012.

The 19 acres of land for the project have been divided up into four different parks, with construction already occurring on Georgetown Park and Georgetown Park Square in the area.

City spokesman Bob Mullen said the purpose of the meeting was to find out if residents approved of the latest park concept.

“We’re collecting feedback from the community to make any final adjustments to the plan before we take it to the council on Dec. 9,” he said.

Earlier this year, two different concepts were presented to the public and the feedback received from those meetings led to the design of the latest park plan, Mullen said.

The newest concept includes changes to a multi-use trail, which has been relocated to the back of the property, a combined restroom and pavilion facility and a full basketball court.

Director of Public Works Michael Smith said other changes included an amphitheater and more parking.

“We received a lot of feedback in the last meeting concerning parking, so we designed this concept to create as much parking as possible. We’re also in discussions with the facilities across the street to lease their lots on evenings and weekends to add about 37 additional parking spaces,” he said.

Residents attending the meeting, many of whom said they lived close to the building site of the park, still voiced concerns about the lack of parking in the area and said the high volume of traffic would lead to parking in residential areas.

Those who were unable to attend the open house meeting can email comments on the park concept to parks@dunwoodyga.gov.  

What's Next?
Community feedback will be collected until Dec. 9 when the final plan is taken to city council for approval.
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