Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association Con-structs New Entrance Monuments

The Historic BrookhavenNeighborhood Association, with financial support of residents from adjacent One Brookhaven and Brookhaven Place Condominiums and other nearby residents of Brookhaven Drive, is constructing new entrance monuments at the corner of Brookhaven Drive and Peachtree Road.

 

These new monuments were designed by local architect Mark Moscrip to replace entrance monuments that had been built almost 20 years ago and were not well constructed & experiencing maintenance problems. The new monument design feature precast limestone style bases, a plaque identifying Historic Brookhaven’s establishment in 1910, and a precast cap, with a native stone facing. The new entrance monuments are planned for all perimeter entrances to Historic Brookhaven, a community of approximately 950 homes located in the City of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County.

 

MonumentsA unique feature of these new monuments is the incorporation of conduit and enclosures to house a future CCTV security system. The Brookhaven Security Association is evaluating a proposal to install such a system in all new Historic Brookhaven entrance monuments. The purpose of such system would be to provide a digital video record of all traffic entering and leaving the community from each so equipped entrance so that Law Enforcement may use such information for crime investigation. In addition, Law Enforcement may observe on a “live” basis the neighborhood entrances if needed for a current or active crime event where Law enforcement needs to monitor in going or out going traffic.

 

These monuments are being constructed by Brick Concepts, a local masonry contractor. The photo above depicts their employees placing the cast Historic Brookhaven plaque on the monument concrete block core, which was then finished with a native stone facing.

 

The Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association is managing this construction project, and plans to seek financial support for new monuments at neighborhood entrances along Peachtree Dunwoody Road, at Mabry Road and at East Brookhaven Drive.

 

For move information, call Mike Elliot, Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association board member, 404-841-9494.