The DNCA is watching this situation carefully...
Brook Run: On Monday June 24, 2002, Mr. Richard Stogner, confirmed the county has a one (1) year lease with Forging New Tomorrows, Inc. to lease one of the cottages at Brook Run to house Olympic hopefuls from developing countries while they train at other facilities in the county. When asked if any automatic renewal clauses were included in the lease Mr. Stogner said the county and board of commissioners could renew any lease at their discretion.
Mr. Stogner also stated that any county owned land is not subject to zoning and can be used as the county sees fit. This is very disturbing.
The DNCA Board voted to host a reception in the early fall for the athletes to be housed at Brook Run. To make the reception a reality we will need volunteers. Please call,770 455-0650.
DeKalb County purchased the Brook Run property 6 years ago, for $5 million from the State of Georgia, with the stipulation 70% of the acreage must remain green space and the land can be used only for recreational, educational and cultural purposes. Residents of DeKalb were assured repeatedly "nothing would be done at Brook Run without a Master Plan".
Part of the property has been leased; a GDOT project to cut a road through the property was withdrawn after public opposition prior to signing EDAW, Inc. to develop a Master Plan for the development the Brook Run facility.
Several public meetings are to be held in the next 4 to 6 months.
Watch The Dunwoody Crier and our Website's Message Board for dates of public meetings.