Zoning Hearing Agenda for March 28, 2017

Citizens may speak for or against an item that is considered by law to be a zoning ordinance and each side will have ten minutes to present its case. Citizens may also speak for or against an item that is placed on the public hearing agenda but is not a zoning ordinance.  In that case, each side will have five minutes to present its case.  In the event there is more than one speaker per side, speakers must divide their time in order to complete their full presentation within the ten-minute time allotment, or the five-minute time allotment.  When the buzzer sounds to indicate that time has run out, the speaker will be expected to immediately cease speaking and to leave the podium area.  Prior to speaking, please complete a speaker card and present it when approaching the podium.  If you have any documents for the Commissioners, please provide 10 copies when approaching the podium.  Seven copies are for the Commissioners and the remaining copies are for the planning director, the county attorney and the clerk.  Applicants or citizens speaking in favor of an item shall speak first and applicants in zoning ordinance cases shall have the right to reserve time for rebuttal.  Opponents of a zoning ordinance item shall have no right of rebuttal.  Once the citizens have finished speaking, staff shall make a recommendation for action to the commission. At this point, citizens are no longer allowed to speak unless called to the podium by an individual commissioner to answer questions or provide information.  When speaking, always talk directly into the microphone and begin by stating your name, address and the name of any organization you represent.  Abusive, profane or derogatory language will not be permitted. Holding up signs, clapping and yelling to show support for or opposition to a speaker will not be permitted, but a show of hands or quietly standing will be permitted to show support for or opposition to a speaker’s position.

DEFERRED CASES:

D.1    LP-16-20900                           
Commission District: 2 Super District: 6
18-157-03-056, 18-157-03-057, 18-157-03-058, 18-157-03-060

Application of Rockhaven Homes, LLC c/o Kathryn M Zickert for a Land Use Map Amendment from SUB (Suburban) to NC (Neighborhood Center) to allow a 25-unit fee-simple townhome development at a maximum density of 12 units per acre. The property is located on the northeast corner of Briarcliff Road and Cliff Valley Way. The property has approximately 225 feet of frontage on Briarcliff Road and 475 feet of frontage on Cliff Valley Way and contains 2.1 acres.

D.2    Z-16-20901                           
Commission District: 2 Super District: 6
18-157-03-056, 18-157-03-057, 18-157-03-058, 18-157-03-060

Application of Rockhaven Homes, LLC c/o Kathryn M Zickert to rezone from R-85 (Residential Medium Lot) to MR-1 (Medium Density Residential-1) district to allow 25 fee simple attached townhomes at a density of 12 units per acre in accordance with Chapter 27, Table 4.1 of the DeKalb County Code.  The property is located on the northeast corner of Briarcliff Road and Cliff Valley Way, approximately 350 feet east of Childerlee Lane at 2760 and 2772 Briarcliff Road and 2018 and 2030 Cliff Valley Way in Atlanta, Georgia. The property has approximately 225 feet of frontage along Briarcliff Road and approximately 475 feet of frontage along Cliff Valley Way and contains 2.1 acres.

D.3    Z-17-21126                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 6
18-064-02-020, 18-064-02-022, 18-064-02-019, 18-064-02-021, 18-064-02-023

Application of Cwam, LLC to rezone property from R-75 (Single-Family Residential) to RSM (Small Lot Residential Mix) District to allow single-family residential at a density of 8 units per acre. The property is located on the northeast side of Valley Brook Road opposite Judylyn Drive at 665, 669, 675, 681, and 695 Valley Brook Road in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 440 feet of frontage along Valley Brook Road and contains 1.97 acres.

D.4    SLUP-17-21011                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-093-08-018

Application of Diane Hammond for a Special Land Use Permit within Duren Farms Subdivision for an- in home child day care facility for up to six (6) children in an R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District, in accordance with Section 27-4.1 (4.2.19) of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the south side of Duren Farms Drive approximately 200 feet west of Duren Fields Way at 1563 Duren Farms Drive, Lithonia, GA. The property has approximately 79 feet of frontage along the south side of Duren Farms Drive and contains 0.32 acre.

D.5    Z-17-21105                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-100-05-004

Application of Alex Brennan to rezone property from R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District to C-1 (Local Commercial) District to construct and develop a total of 20,800 gross square feet of usable commercial, retail and/or office space in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on southwest corner of South Stone] Mountain Lithonia Road and South Deshon Road at 1967 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia, Georgia. The property has approximately 682 feet of frontage along the south side of South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road and approximately 408 feet of frontage along the west side of South Deshon Road and contains 7.23 acres.

D.6    SLUP-17-21140                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 7
15-028-01-008

Application of Community Cure Ministries c/o Michael Reynolds to request a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for a place of worship in the existing building within the R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District, in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table of the DeKalb County Code.  The property is located on the east side of River Road, approximately 173 feet south of Clevemont Road at 3986 River Road, Ellenwood, GA. The property has approximately 495 feet on the east side of River Road and contains 6 acres.

NEW CASES:

N.1    LP-17-21187                           
Commission District: 1 Super District: 7
18-265-03-011, 18-265-03-049, 18-266-02-007

Application of Courtland Partners c/o Kathryn M. Zickert to amend the Future Land Use Map from SUB (Suburban) to INS (Institutional) to bring the land use map designation into consistency with the zoning designation. The property is located on the southeast corner of Mercer University Drive and Flowers Road South, at 3191, 3081, and 3201 Flowers Road South, Atlanta. The property has approximately 249 feet of frontage on Mercer University Road and approximately 3,227 feet of frontage on Flowers Road and contains 59.03 acres.

N.2    CZ-17-21185                           
Commission District: 1 Super District: 7
18-265-03-011, 18-265-03-049, 18-266-02-007

Application of Courtland Partners c/o Kathryn M. Zickert to rezone property from MR-2 (Medium-Density Residential-2) with conditions pursuant to CZ-CZ-86153, to O-I (Office-Institutional). The property is located on approximately 1,199 feet east of the corner of Hollinswood Drive and Flowers Road South, at 3191 Flowers Road South, Atlanta. The property has approximately 1,417 feet of frontage on Flowers Road and contains 20.68 acres.

N.3    LP-17-21281                           
Commission District: 2 Super District: 7
18-145-05-009, 18-145-05-026

Application of In Line Communities c/o Kathryn Zickert to amend the Future Land Use Map from SUB (Suburban) to CRC (Commercial Redevelopment Corridor) to allow for the development of 41 fee simple townhomes. The property is located on the south side of Lawrenceville Highway and the northwest side of Linkwood Lane at 2729 Lawrenceville Highway and 1454 Linkwood Lane in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 380 feet of frontage along Lawrenceville Highway and 92 feet of frontage along Linkwood Lane and contains 3.4 acres.

N.4    CZ-17-21269                           
Commission District: 1 Super District: 7
18-209-01-028

Application of Roger Deweese to request a Major Modification of conditions pursuant to CZ-97065, to reduce the rear yard setback from 10 feet to 3 feet, to allow an existing deck to be converted into a screened porch. The property is located on the northwest side of Mill Ridge Trail, approximately 218 feet north of Mill Ridge Walk at 2401 Mill Ridge Trail, Atlanta, GA. The property has approximately 36 feet of frontage on the northwest side of Mill Ridge Trail and contains 0.15 acre.

N.5    Z-17-21273                           
Commission District: 2 Super District: 6
18-149-02-016, 18-149-02-017, 18-149-02-018, 18-149-02-019

Application of Minerva Homes to rezone from R-100 (Single-Family Residential) to RSM (Residential Small Lot Mix) for development of twelve single-family detached homes. The property is located on the south side of LaVista Road, approximately 80 feet north of Nalley Circle, at 2659, 2667, 2675, & 2685 LaVista Road, Atlanta. The property has approximately 397 feet of frontage on LaVista Road and contains 2.65 acres.

N.6    Z-17-21293                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-179-10-006, 15-179-10-007, 15-179-10-008, 15-179-10-009

Application of Laurel David, Atty. for Abebe and Company, LLC to rezone property from C-1 (Local Commercial) and R-75 (Single-Family Residential) to MR-2 (Medium-Density Residential) for a 12-unit, fee-simple, attached townhome development. The property is located on the south side of Memorial Drive, approximately 252 feet east of Warren Street, at 1911, 1913, 1915, and 1921 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. The property has 200 feet of frontage on Memorial Drive and contains 0.6 acre.

N.7    LP-17-21270                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-083-01-003

Application of Antrell Gales to amend the Land Use Map from SUB (Suburban) to IND (Industrial) to allow open area construction of movie sets that will be relocated upon completion. The property is located on the northwest side of Bouldercrest Road, approximately 2,650 feet north of Constitution Road at 2055 Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta, Georgia. The property has approximately 1,430 feet of frontage along Bouldercrest Road and contains 23.7 acres.

N.8    Z-17-21271                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-083-01-003

Application of Antrell Gales to rezone property from MU-5 (Mixed Use - 5) to M (Light Industrial) to allow open area construction of movie sets that will be relocated upon completion. The property is located on the northwest side of Bouldercrest Road, approximately 2,650 feet north of Constitution Road at 2055 Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta, Georgia. The property has approximately 1,430 feet of frontage along Bouldercrest Road and contains 23.7 acres.

N.9    SLUP-17-21265                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 7
15-058-01-013

Application of Joy Grier to request a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for a child caring institution for up to six (6) residents within the R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District, in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the west side of Wellhaun Road, about 1,181 feet north of River Road at 3590 Wellhaun Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034. The property has approximately 98 feet of frontage along the west side of Wellhaun Road and contains 0.49 acre.

N.10    Z-17-21277                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-018-03-007

Application of Harold McGlothin to rezone from C-1 (Local Commercial) to M (Light Industrial) district within Tier 2 of the Bouldercrest Overlay District to redevelop the site to allow for the construction of a new 4,400 square foot alcohol outlet. The property is located on the north side of Cedar Grove Road, approximately 500 feet east of Moreland Avenue at 1400 Cedar Grove Road in Conley, Georgia. The property has approximately 204 feet of frontage along Cedar Grove Road and contains 0.6 acre.

N.11    SLUP-17-21358                           
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-018-03-007

Application of Harold L. McGlothin for a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) within Tier 2 of the Bouldercrest Overlay District to redevelop the site to allow for the construction of a new 4,400 square foot alcohol outlet. The property is located on the north side of Cedar Grove Road, approximately 500 feet east of Moreland Avenue at 1400 Cedar Grove Road in Conley, Georgia. The property has approximately 204 feet of frontage along Cedar Grove Road and contains 0.6 acre.

N.12    LP-17-21280                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 6
15-248-01-001, 15-248-02-001, 15-248-02-002, 15-248-02-003, 15-248-30-003, 15-248-30-004, 15-248-30-006, 15-248-30-007, 15-248-30-009, 15-248-30-013, 15-248-30-014

Application of Alliance Realty Services c/o Kathryn Zickert to amend the Future Land Use Map from LIND (Light Industrial) to NC (Neighborhood Center) to allow the redevelopment of the site for a proposed mixed-use development. The property is located on north side of East Ponce De Leon Avenue and the east side of North Arcadia Avenue, along both sides of Grove Place at 153, 161, 165 Grove Place, 2700 Grove Street, and 2716, 2706, 2700, 2688, 2734, and 2748 East Ponce De Leon Avenue in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 990 feet of frontage along North Arcadia Avenue, 726 feet of frontage along Grove Place, 250 feet of frontage along Grove Street, and approximately 472 feet of frontage along East Ponce De Leon Avenue and contains 8.9 acres.

N.13    SLUP-17-21258                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 7
18-017-10-006

Application of Stephanie Miller for a Special Land Use Permit to allow a child day care facility within an existing residence for up to six children, in accordance with Section 27, Article 4, Table 4.1 of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the north side of Scotland Drive, approximately 504 feet west of Fairforest Drive, at 4860 Scotland Drive, Stone Mountain. The property has approximately 120 feet of frontage along Scotland Drive and contains 0.42 acre.

N.14    SLUP-17-21261                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 7
15-226-04-001

Application of Kirk and Wanda Tucker to request a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) to increase the number of residents of an existing personal care home from 3 to 6 residents within the R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District, in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table and Sections 4.2.41.A & B of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the north side of Allgood Road and the west side of East Durham Circle at 1116 Allgood Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The property has approximately 157 feet of frontage along Allgood Road and 390 feet of frontage along East Durham Circle and contains 1.28 acres.

N.15    CZ-17-21245                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 7
18-040-02-044

Application of Khadra Raage to modify conditions of zoning pursuant to CZ-14-19358 to remove the restriction which limits the property to office use only, to allow a personal care home for three or more residents and other uses permitted in the O-I (Office Institutional) district. The property is located on the north side of Rockbridge Road, approximately 200 feet east of Halwick Way at 4798 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The property has approximately 105 feet of frontage along Rockbridge Road and contains 0.55 acre.

N.16    LP-17-21266                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 6
15-219-01-007

Application of Law Battle to amend the Future Land Use Map from SUB (Suburban) to CRC (Commercial Redevelopment Corridor) to allow for future development of a mixed residential development under the existing R-75 zoning designation -unless an application for rezoning is filed. The property is located on 3756, 3762, 3764, 3770 & 3780 Covington Highway. The property has approximately 470 feet of frontage on the north side of Covington Highway and contains 11 acres.

N.17    Z-17-21272                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 7
18-035-01-001

Application of Vanessa Jasper to rezone from R-100 (Single-Family Residential) to OIT (Office Institutional Transitional) to redevelop the site to allow for a new 6,400 square foot place of worship. The property is located on the northwest corner of Rockbridge Road and Mountain Park Trail at 5942 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The property has approximately 282 feet of frontage along Rockbridge Road and 133 feet of frontage along Mountain Park Trail and contains 2.3 acres.

N.18    Z-17-21282                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
15-190-05-012

Application of Titan Tennis Academy to rezone from C-1 (Local Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) to allow the development a tennis training facility with club house in accordance with Chapter 27, Table 4.1 of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the east side of Covington Highway, approximately 790 feet north of Glenwood Road at 4742 Covington Highway in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 198 feet of frontage along Covington Highway and contains 5.4 acres.

N.19    SLUP-17-21225                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-119-01-021

Application of Golden Bridges Inc. Personal Care Homes to request a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) to increase the number of residents in an existing personal care home from 3 to 6 residents within the R-100 (Residential Medium Lot) District, in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table and Sections 4.2.41.A & B of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the east side of Evans Mill Road approximately 200 feet north of the intersection of Evans Mill Road and Woodrow Road at 3186 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia, GA. The property has approximately 150 feet of frontage along the east side of Evans Mill Road and contains 0.69 acre.

N.20    Z-17-21276                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-124-01-003, 16-133-01-002, 16-132-01-019; Portion of Parcel ID: 16-132-02-003

Application of Daniel, James Jr & Judy Kelly c/o Bernard Knight, Atty. At Law to rezone property from M (Light Industrial) to M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to allow future industrial uses in accordance with Section 27-4.1 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance.  The property is located on the northwest side of Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and the south side of Coffee Road at 2368 and 2376 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, 1731 Lithonia Industrial Boulevard, and 1882 Coffee Road in Lithonia, Georgia.The property has approximately 527 feet of frontage along Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and approximately 100 feet of frontage along the south side of Coffee Road and contains 64.93 acres.

N.21    Z-17-21274                           
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-039-04-034, 16-039-04-056, 16-039-04-061

Application of Lidl Us Operations, LLC c/o Hakim Hilliard to rezone property from MU-5 (Mixed Use Very High Density) and C-1 (Local Commercial) to C-1 (Local Commercial) for development of a 35,962 square foot grocery store within Tier 1 of the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District in accordance with Chapter 27-Article 4.1 Use Table of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the north side of Covington Highway, approximately 742 feet west of the intersection of Covington Highway and Panola Road at 6038 and 6056 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA. The property has approximately 395 feet of frontage along Covington Highway and contains 5.39 acres.