Council Gets Feedback On Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor Plan

More than 100 people filled Brookhaven's City Council room to hear about the Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor plan Tuesday night.
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Some Brookhaven business owners aren’t happy about the city’s new traffic plan for the Ashford-Dunwoody corridor.

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The plan, for example, includes medians that start at the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads. One median would extend to Blair Circle. The other down Johnson Ferry.

Soren Ludwig was one of the more than 100 people at the Brookhaven City Council meeting Tuesday night. He owns the Old Five Points Shopping Center on the corner of Ashford-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry, which houses seven restaurants.

“Even in the idiots’ guide to how to open a restaurant, it says do not go anywhere where there’s a solid median or any kind of median that messes you up,” he said. “So it will end up messing up our business a lot.”

“Unfortunately, to come up with a final project, there are going to be people that aren’t going to agree with it because you can’t please everybody,” said Richard Meehan, the city’s director of public works.

Meehan said the meeting was the first time council members got to go over the plan in detail. The meeting was also a way to get feedback from the community before drawing up a final plan.

The council could take a vote on a final plan as early as next month.