Laura Beall, the Division Director for Land Use for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, will speak to the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods at its Sept. 12 meeting.

Beall will address Developments of Regional Impact, developments reviewed by GRTA because of their size and impact on the community around them.

The meeting announcement says there are 17 DRIs that have or are affecting the Buckhead Community. The most notable one of late has been the Sandy Springs Gateway development in Sandy Springs, near the city’s border with Atlanta’s Buckhead Community.

The Sept. 12 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, usually in room 2209 or an adjacent room.

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