January 4, 2018
6:00 PM
120 West Dougherty Street
Public Hearing

New Business

1.  843 Prince Ave 

TYPE II – Rezone

Request:  The purpose of this request is to rezone the property from C-O (Commercial-Office) to C-N (Commercial-Neighborhood) to accommodate a possible restaurant use, which is not a permitted use in the C-O zone. However, no binding property improvements or voluntary use restrictions are being offered by the applicant at this time..

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  5
NNI Neighborhood:   Cobbham Neighborhood Association; Adjacent to Historic Boulevard Neighborhood Association
Overlay Area:  Prince Ave; North Milledge Ave.
Current Zoning: C-O (Commercial Office)
Project #: Zone-2017-11-3151
Location Map: 843 Prince Avenue

Contact Information:
Bryan Austin

2.  4300 Atlanta Highway

TYPE II – Preliminary Planned Development

Request:  The purpose of this request is to rezone a portion of property now zoned as a Conditional Use within an E-O (Employment-Office) zoning district to C-G(PD) (Commercial-General, Planned Development) for a proposed Auto-Sales use. The Planned Development designation is proposed in order to waive specific zoning and development standards. The Planned Development proposes to subdivide six acres at the southeast corner of the 24.59 acres tract for an auto sales use. The new use would consist of 4,187 sq ft of indoor sales space, 2,643 sq ft of service area, 58 walled-off parking spaces for staging, 66 parking spaces for employees and customers, and 244 parking spaces for sales display and stormwater detention. The display spaces are accessible on foot for customers, but gated for sales associate operation of vehicles. .

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  6
NNI Neighborhood:   none
Overlay Area:  None
Current Zoning:  E-O (Employment-Office)
Project #: PD-2017-12-3163
Location Map: 4300 Atlanta Highway

Contact Information:
James C. Warnes

3.  1945-1951 Commerce Road

TYPE II – Rezone

Request:  Approval of a rezone is requested for a parcel at 1945-1951 Commerce Road, which would involve on 3.105 acre parcel. The purpose for the request denoted in the application report is to provide opportunity for employment-oriented uses not allowed by the existing C-G zoning classification. The subject parcel is currently developed with a 22,000 sq ft building facing Commerce Road and a 7,500 sq ft building at the rear of the property. The current uses are retail sales and service uses and a vehicle repair garage..

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  5
NNI Neighborhood:   none
Overlay Area:  none
Current Zoning:  C-G (Commercial-General)
Project #: Zone-2017-12-3177
Location Map:

Contact Information:
Daniel R. Marks

4.  1804-1826 Cedar Shoals Drive;

TYPE II – Preliminary Planned Development

Request:  Approval of a Preliminary Planned Development is requested for two parcels at 1804-1826 Cedar Shoals Drive for an additional two-triplexes and to combine and expand the parking area. The two properties each have a three-story duplex, with each containing a total of five bedrooms. There are 19 parking spaces accessed by two parallel driveways from Cedar Shoals Drive. The request is to rezone the property from RS-8 (RM-LTD) (Single Family Residential) to RM-1(PD) (Mixed Density Residential, Planned Development). The new parking would consist of 39 formalized parking spaces..

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  8
NNI Neighborhood:   adjacent to Cedar Creek Civic Association
Overlay Area:  Cedar Shoals Drive
Current Zoning:  RS-8(RM-LTD) (Single Family Residential)
Project #: PD-2017-12-3186
Location Map: 1804-1826 Cedar Shoals Drive

Contact Information:
Bob Smith

The Planning Commission is scheduled to consider these requests at their upcoming meeting where public comments will be received and are encouraged. If you are not able to attend the public meeting, you may submit comments in writing. In order to have your comments reviewed by the Planning Commission, please submit 15 copies of your letter or other document, including your name and address, to the Planning Department no later than one week before the meeting. Review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about commenting on proposed projects.

View the complete Planning Commission agenda and project site plans here:

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