Recently, Governor Deal signed Senate Bill 532, which will expand the City’s borders by roughly a half square mile. The new borders will go into effect on January 1, 2013 and the population is expected to grow by as much as 15 percent.
As featured below, the areas, situated to the east and west of Doraville’s northern point, have existed as islands of incorporated DeKalb County since the City of Dunwoody formed in 2008.
Surrounded on all sides by the City’s existing borders and the City of Dunwoody, the western area includes the old Fridays Plaza and the Van Fleet Circle and Ridgway Drive residential neighborhoods west of Peachtree Boulevard. The area to the east is bound by Winters Chapel Road and Gwinnett County. It is mostly made up of commercial and industrial properties.
All in all, both areas include 63 residential parcels, 53 commercial properties, 15 industrial and nearly 120 apartments.
According to 2011 tax records, the expansion will mean approximately $450-500,000 in additional revenue. The annual cost to service the area will range between$150,000-200,000.
The move to incorporate the areas was prompted, in large, by the islands’ isolation and inefficient service delivery.