Board members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association voted unanimously June 1 to support a group of residents in their fight against a California company’s plans to open a home-based treatment facility on Manget Way for teenaged girls with eating disorders.

The residents are scheduled to appear June 3 before the Dunwoody Board of Zoning Appeals to ask that the facility not be allowed on Manget Way. Company officials say they plan to open a personal care home, which is allowed in residential areas in Dunwoody. But the neighbors argue the home will house a medical treatment facility, which is not allowed in residential areas.

“Although we support personal care homes, we do not believe this a personal care home,” DHA board member Jim Redovian said after the vote.

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