The Dunwoody City Council approved several large developments around Perimeter Mall this year.
In June, the council approved a grocery-anchored shopping center on Ashford Dunwoody Road between Meadow Lane and Ashwood Parkway. The plans contain fast casual dining options, retail stores and a 25,440-square-foot supermarket.
Councilman Tom Lambert cast the sole dissenting vote, saying even with the inclusion of multipurpose trails around the center, the plan was too car-centric and did not fit with the Perimeter Center overlay.
This December, the council approved two mixed-use, hotel-anchored developments along Ashford Dunwoody Road. One will be part of the Ravinia office part at the undeveloped corner near I-285. The other will be across from Perimeter Mall at the corner of Perimeter Center East, which is currently a vacant bank.
These rezoning are just one sign of a promising time for the Dunwoody hotel industry. The Crowne Plaza at Ravinia, Embassy Suites on Crown Pointe Parkway and Marriott on Perimeter Center Parkway have all undertaking multi-million-dollar renovations in the past few years.
On the horizon is the High Street development coming in across the street from the Dunwoody MARTA station. The first phase of the project will include 193,000 square feet of retail, a movie theatre; 40,000 square feet of office space, a quarter-acre of public green space and nearly 600 apartments.