Brookhaven District 1 Councilmember Linley Jones issues a press release today, April 26, that Embry Development has withdrawn its rezoning application to build 17 townhomes on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

The rezoning request was expected to be considered by the Brookhaven City Countil at its regular meeting tonight. From Jones:

For those interested in the pending rezoning application of Embry Development for 3 properties on Ashford Dunwoody Road just north of Blackburn Park:

Embry Development has filed to withdraw its application, currently scheduled to be heard by Brookhaven City Council this evening at 7:00 p.m. at Brookhaven City Hall.  The request for the withdrawal is “without prejudice”, meaning that Embry Development will have the right to re-file a rezoning request in the future.

Please feel free to email the Mayor and City Council (including me)  regarding this or any other issue at

Developers were met with strong opposition from residents at an April 19 meeting. The rezoning request is recommended by city staff but on April 6 the Planning Commission voted no to recommending approval. Three houses built in the 1970s are currently located on the property; they are now duplexes. The property backs up to Bubbling Creek and single-family neighborhoods.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.