The headquarters is being built on about 4 acres of property in an undeveloped area behind the Northeast Plaza shopping center and overlooking the Greenway, which is now under construction.
In, May, the city received a $105,000 community development block grant from DeKalb County to help cover costs for this project.
Brookhaven is set to break ground next week on a $15 million building that will house its police department and municipal court.
Brookhaven city officials are banking on the arts enhancing residents’ quality of life — as well as adding to its coffers — with the approval of a $90,000 contract for an arts and culture master plan.
Arts and culture master plans have been cropping up in area cities over the past several years. Josh Phillipson, who heads up arts and culture with the Atlanta Regional Commission, said the driving force for most municipalities is the positive economic impact.
District 3 Councilman Bates Mattison, who was first elected in 2012, the year the city incorporated, and was expected to run again, announced he is not going for another term.
Those who qualified Aug. 21: For mayor: John Ernst (incumbent); for City Council District 1: Linley Jones (incumbent); and for City Council District 3: Madeleine Simmons.
The new equipment includes three elevated wooden structures, like tree houses, that are connected by rope ladders to allow children to climb back and forth.
The Atlanta-based maker of license-plate reading cameras, Flock Safety, said about 100 neighborhoods, apartment complexes or private land owners in metro Atlanta now have automatic readers.
The commitment from Brookhaven Heights residents is firm, Cariello said. Shortly after the Pine Grove Avenue property went on the market in June, 23 neighbors pledged nearly $17,000 to show city and county officials their desire for a neighborhood park.