DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals approved a request Oct. 3 from Perimeter Mall to bring a new restaurant along Hammond Drive.
The Zoning Board of Appeals decides cases requesting variances to the city’s zoning, sign and land development regulations ordinance.
The applicant, Perimeter Mall, requested a variance to the street yard setback. While the citywide code, requires a 50-foot setback, the Perimeter Center overlay for the mall area suggests a zero- to 10-foot setback to create a more pedestrian friendly feel.
The applicant also agreed to install streetscape along restraint that will comply with future plans for Hammond Drive, including an eight-foot sidewalk, a buffered bike lane and landscaping.
The board followed the city’s staff recommended conditions, which dictate construction must commence within a year of the decision. The developer said they expect to begin construction at the beginning of 2020. The vote of approval was unanimous.
The restaurant space, which will be adjacent to Chick-Fil-A, is proposed to be occupied by Buffalo Wild Wings.
Buffalo Wild Wings is owned by Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s, Rusty Taco, Jimmy John’s and Sonic Drive-In. Its corporate headquarters is right up the road from the planned restaurant in Sandy Springs.