City Council will likely decide the fate of a controversial Sandy Springs Gateway Project during its July 16 meeting.

The gateway development will be located at the intersection of Roswell and Wieuca roads. Traffic from the project will affect both Sandy Springs and Atlanta’s Buckhead Community. The plan pushed by developer JLB Partners initially called for 700 units, but during the June 20 Planning Commission meeting, the developer announced the plan will be reduced to 630 units.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the zoning, but still had concerns about the realignment of the Windsor Parkway and Roswell Road intersection. That realignment was a recommendation of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, which assessed the project as a development of regional impact.

The High Point Civic Association recently sent an email to City Council endorsing the current plan.

It said that the intersection realignment will be an important point of discussion going forward.

“This intersection has a direct and critical impact on the homeowners in our community, as it rests within our representative region and serves both our homeowners and the many thousands who commute through it each day,” Civic Association President Zach Wilson wrote.

The July 16 meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at Council Chambers at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500.

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