Vision

A CLEAR VISION FOR DUNWOODY’S FUTURE

Tom believes the time to start building the Dunwoody of tomorrow is today.  We need to leverage our position as the economic hub of metro-Atlanta to our advantage.  There are attainable steps we can take NOW to encourage and attract the types of development we desire and to complete projects which increase our quality of life.

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DUNWOODY VILLAGE

Tom has been instrumental in the proactive rezoning of the Dunwoody Village, designed to create the active, pedestrian-focused city center Dunwoody has long desired.  Tom knows there are additional steps the city can take to catalyze redevelopment.  He was the driving force behind the creation of the DV entertainment district and supports future investment into infrastructure projects to create a pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing environment.  Tom supports city investment into additional amenities in the village – such as pocket parks – to create gathering spots for the community.

INVESTMENT IN THE WINTERS CHAPEL AND JETT FERRY CHARACTER AREAS

Dunwoody has invested a great deal into the Perimeter, Dunwoody Village and Georgetown areas.  Tom is committed to ensuring that Dunwoody prioritizes investment in the Jett Ferry and Winters Chapel areas with creative enhancements and placemaking opportunities that support the local businesses and establish points of interest for the community.  Tom is actively working on a variety of projects in these areas, including multi-use trails, and placemaking amenities such as plazas and new pocket parks.

MASTER PLAN FOR TRAILS

One of the best ways we can enhance the quality of life in Dunwoody is with a vibrant, well-planned trail system.  Trail systems create important connections (neighborhoods, commercial districts, parks, etc), provide opportunities for recreation and offer an alternate mode of transportation.  Trail systems are also a proven driver of economic development.  Dunwoody is uniquely positioned to be the regional hub for metro Atlanta’s ever-expanding trail systems.  Tom is committed to having Dunwoody create a comprehensive master plan for trails to ensure we maximize our investment and opportunities for trails and prioritize those projects which provide the greatest immediate impact.  Tom envisions continuous east-west and north-south multi-use trails that provide connectivity across our entire city, connectivity to our neighborhoods through existing or future sidewalks and trails, connectivity to our businesses (shopping, restaurants, offices), connectivity to civic institutions (parks, schools, churches) and connectivity to trail systems in neighboring cities and beyond.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A strong commercial base is critical to our success as a city.  We must continue to support our existing businesses, while also working on ideas to attract new opportunities.  We must be proactive and creative to anticipate and adapt to changes in the business community, especially as it relates to office space and retail.  Tom has been working with Dunwoody’s economic development team and community business leaders on ways to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation to push Dunwoody to the forefront as the economic center of metro Atlanta.