Update on Community Developments

The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation (GHHCDC) represents dozens of neighborhoods in and around our 4-square-mile overlay district.  The following short items tell about upcoming community meetings and news concerning our community.


The Next Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Meeting will be Jan. 18, 2020, 10 am.  We meet at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park Drive, Stone Mountain. You are welcome to attend.


Hairston Park – Public Invited to Review Improvement Plans

DeKalb County is finally taking steps to use the $142,000 to improve Hairston Park. The commissioners approved the funds in May 2017.  Because it has been so long, the Parks Department wants to meet with the community and discuss the plans.  Please attend.  The department managers need to know that we are HERE and WANT TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS at Hairston Park.

Jan. 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

DeKalb Watershed Management

Conference Room A

4572 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032


Meeting on New Townhome Development Proposed for Panola Road

There will be a community meeting about a new single-family subdivision proposed for 1705 Panola Road. This is an excellent time to provide feedback on the development so that they can make changes before they enter the review process.

Jan. 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Berean Christian Church

Kerwin B. Lee Family Life Center

2197 Young Road

Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Click on this link to see the application.




Self-storage facility on Redan Road, near Panola

The Planning Commission made no decision. The applicant may have another public meeting since the last one ran into difficulties (no one could get into the building).  The Board will still take it up Jan. 28., Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce, Decatur.



DR Horton Townhomes, Covington Highway

The Planning Commission voted for a full cycle deferral. DR Horton has asked the Board of Commissioners defer it for 30 days only (decision will be made Jan. 28 – more than likely, it will be deferred).

The company has made many improvements based on community input (provided often over the last 7 months). These include a community pavilion, a splash pad, upgrade to the facades, the higher price point, improvements to ingress/egress, the rental restriction in the covenants, and, most significantly, the access from the back of the property to the Covington side of the property.  The development has sidewalks throughout the community, and sidewalks along Young Road and Covington. Each home has a cement outdoor patio. We have asked for a privacy screen on the edges of the patios.

The traffic study shows that the streets can handle the load, and the traffic will be much lower than it would be if commercial development went up, as is allowed now.

Click on this link to see the concept plan.


Click on this link to see the application and planning documents.




Slaughtering Continues, Trial Looms

The slaughter of animals at Bradford Homes & Grounds, 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia, GA 30058, continues, despite the cease-and-desist order and the violation of DeKalb County laws.  The trial date will be set on Feb. 7 at which time the trial date will be set.



Thank you for your attention. We encourage you to stay informed. Make this the year to get involved. 




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