The Ramshackle House on Tilly Mill Road

In the late 1990’s, some of you may remember the ramshackle house that was at the corner of Chestnut Drive and Tilly Mill Road. At one point, a developer went to the City of Doraville and applied for a rezoning to C2 which would have allowed for undesirable businesses down the street from our community. Barbara Dodds and I went to the City of Doraville’s City Hall and paid for a copy of Doraville’s zoning codes and map. We both studied what C2 was and how it would impact our community. We asked if we could speak at their Council meeting and they graciously agreed to allow us to speak during public comment. We were thrilled when the Doraville Council denied the request.

The house continued to fall apart and hence came the name ramshackle house. Vagrants were hanging around there and trash was all over the property both inside and outside the fence. It looked like a dump site. This story even made the front page of The Crier.

The property was bought by Nalley Body Shop and some of your DNCA Board members met with them concerning the property. Nalley was wonderful to work with and did a nice job with removal of the house, debris and landscaping.

Your DNCA Board members went to bat to protect our community and beautify it. To this day Nalley keeps the property well maintained.



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