The DeKalb Zoning Board of Appeals has denied an appeal from the Druid Hills Civic Association that would have prevented the construction of the Clifton Ridge subdivision project.
The appeal was represented by two DeKalb County commissioners, Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon, who were appearing as residents in the case.
Clifton Ridge developers were recently given a land disturbance permit that allowed them to proceed on the project. Rader and Gannon were hoping the board would reject the permit.
Instead, the board voted 3-1 to deny Rader’s and Gannon’s appeals to the permit.
The hearing followed a DeKalb County Superior Court judge's issuance of a temporary restraining order that halted work on the project for 30 days so the court could address concerns from the Druid Hills Civic Association, which opposes the subdivision.
Rob Benfield, the attorney for the association, said another lawsuit in DeKalb Superior Court is likely. It would be the 11th lawsuit in the decade-long dispute over the project.
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