Zoning Summary from January 24, 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    TA-16-20957   
DEFERRED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14, 2017, PUBLIC HEARING                       
ALL DISTRICTS
   
Application of DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to adopt the 2016 update of the DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan, as required by the Rules of Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Chapter 110-12-1 Minimum Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning.

D.2    LP-16-20900   
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                   
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 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.3    Z-16-20901   
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                       
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 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.

NEW CASES: 

N.1    SLUP-17-21108   
DEFERRED UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING                           
Commission District: 4 Super District: 6
18-049-11-022

Application of Psh Decatur c/o Jill Arnold to request a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) to exceed the maximum two-story/35 foot height requirement in the O-I (Office Institutional) district to allow a 70- foot hotel (Residence Inn by Marriott). The property is located on the north side of North Decatur Road, approximately 1,200 feet west of DeKalb Industrial Way at 2754 North Decatur Road in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 140 feet of frontage along North Decatur Road and contains 1.15 acres.

N.2    CZ-17-21129   
APPROVED BASED UPON STAFF’S CONDITIONS WITH THIS EXCEPTION:  STAFF CONDITION #6 IS ELIMIATED AND REPLACED BY EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED WHICH DEPICTS THE SIZE AND DIMENSIONS FOR SIGNAGE SUBMITTED BY COMMISSIONERS BRADSHAW AND GANNON                   
Commission District: 4 Super District: 6
18-116-15-008

Application of Members First Credit Union to modify conditions of zoning (Case #CZ-98-065) to increase the size of the building from 12,500 square feet to 15,000 square feet to allow use of the property as a financial institution in the O-I (Office Institutional) District. The property is located on the northwest side of Lawrenceville Highway, approximately 540 feet north of Harcourt Drive at 2476 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 238 feet of frontage on Lawrenceville Highway and contains 2.19 acres.

N.3    SLUP-17-21106    DENIED                   
Commission District: 3 Super District: 7
15-066-01-013

Application of Maisha Asali McCoy for a Special Land Use Permit for a group, personal care home for not more than six resident clients in the R-100 zoning district, in accordance with Sec. 27, Table 4.1 of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the north side of Flat Shoals Parkway, about 1,263 feet east of Kelley Chapel Road, at 5364 Flat Shoals Parkway, Atlanta. The property has approximately 187 feet of frontage on Flat Shoals Parkway and contains 0.8 acre.

N.4    SLUP-17-21117    DENIED                   
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-085-01-055

Application of Prentice Berry for a Special Land Use Permit within Green Oaks Subdivision for a child caring institution for 4 to 6 resident youth on property zoned R-75 (Single-Family Residential), in accordance with Sec. 27, Table 4.1 of the DeKalb County Code. The property is located on the northwest side of Candace Drive, approximately 127 feet from the corner of Candace Lane, at 3203 Candace Drive, Atlanta. The property has approximately 88 feet on the northwest side of Candace Drive and contains 0.33 acre.

N.5    Z-17-21122   
DEFERRED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14, 2017; DECISION ONLY                   
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-148-02-031, 15-147-05-004, 15-147-05-005, 15-148-02-036, 15-148-02-164

Application of 2030 Flat Shoals, LLC to rezone property from R-75 (Single-Family Residential) to RSM (Residential Small Lot Mix) to develop not more than 48 single-family attached townhome units at a density of 5.09 units per acre. The property is located on the northeast side of Flat Shoals Road, approximately 325 feet southeast of Fayetteville Road, at 2084, 2074, 2030, and 2022 Flat Shoals Road and 1743 Pine Trail, Atlanta. The property has approximately 651 feet of frontage on Flat Shoals Road and 290 feet on Pine Trail and contains 8.64 acres.

N.6    Z-17-21137   
APPROVED WITH STAFF’S CONDITIONS                   
Commission District: 3 Super District: 7
15-201-05-003, 15-201-05-004

Application of Manuel Escuela to rezone property from O-I (Office-Institutional) to RSM (Residential Small Lot Mix) to allow renovation and continued residential use of two lots each occupied with a single-family dwelling. The property is located on the east side of Line Street, about 185 feet south of Memorial Drive, at 1554 and 1558 Line Street, Decatur. The property has approximately 100 feet of combined lot frontage on Line Street and contains 0.33 acre.

N.7    Z-17-21126   
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                   
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 16 townhomes at a density of 8.12 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.

N.8    SLUP-17-21011   
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                   
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.

N.9    Z-17-21105  
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                     
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 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.

N.10    CZ-17-21110   
APPROVED WITH STAFF’S ONE CONDITION                   
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-104-02-001, 16-104-02-002, 16-121-01-001, 16-121-01-012, 16-104-02-004, 16-104-02-005, 16-104-02-006, 16-104-02-007, 16-104-02-008, 16-104-02-009, 16-104-02-010, 16-104-02-011, 16-104-02-012, 16-104-02-013, 16-104-02-014, 16-104-02-015, 16-104-02-016, 16-104-02-017, 16-104-02-018, 16-104-02-019, 16-104-02-020, 16-104-02-021, 16-104-02-022, 16-104-02-023, 16-104-02-024, 16-104-02-025, 16-104-02-026, 16-104-02-027, 16-104-02-028, 16-104-02-029, 16-104-02-030, 16-104-02-031, 16-104-02-032, 16-104-02-033, 16-104-02-034, 16-104-02-035, 16-104-02-036, 16-104-02-037, 16-104-02-038, 16-104-02-039, 16-104-02-040, 16-104-02-041, 16-104-02-042, 16-104-02-043, 16-104-02-044, 16-104-02-045, 16-104-02-046, 16-104-02-047, 16-104-02-048, 16-104-02-049, 16-104-02-050, 16-104-02-051, 16-104-02-052, 16-104-02-053, 16-104-02-055, 16-104-02-056, 16-104-02-057, 16-104-02-058, 16-104-02-059, 16-104-02-060, 16-104-02-061, 16-104-02-062, 16-104-02-063, 16-104-02-064, 16-104-02-065, 16-104-02-066, 16-104-02-067, 16-104-02-068, 16-104-02-069, 16-104-02-070, 16-104-02-071, 16-104-02-072,16-104-02-073, 16-104-02-074, 16-104-02-075, 16-104-02-076, 16-104-02-078, 16-104-02-079, 16-104-02-080, 16-104-02-081, 16-104-02-082, 16-104-02-083, 16-104-02-084, 16-104-02-085, 16-104-02-086, 16-104-02-087, 16-104-02-088, 16-104-02-089, 16-104-02-090, 16-104-02-091, 16-104-02-092, 16-104-02-093, 16-104-02-094, 16-104-02-095, 16-104-02-096, 16-104-02-097, 16-104-02-098, 16-104-02-099, 16-104-02-100, 16-104-02-101, 16-104-02-102, 16-104-02-103, 16-104-02-104, 16-104-02-105, 16-104-02-106, 16-104-02-107, 16-104-02-108, 16-104-02-109, 16-104-02-110, 16-104-02-111, 16-104-02-112, 16-104-02-113, 16-104-02-114, 16-104-02-115, 16-104-02-077, 16-104-02-116, 16-104-02-117, 16-104-02-118, 16-104-02-119,     16-104-02-120

Application of Starlight Homes to request a Major Modification of zoning conditions pursuant to CZ-04-115 to amend development standards for new construction of 103 fee simple attached townhouse units in an O-I-T (Office-Institutional-Transitional) District. The property is located on the north side of Covington Highway and the east side of Phillips Road within McKenna Square Townhome Subdivision. The site consists of 103 undeveloped townhouse lots on Camden Oak Way, McKenna Square Drive and Kennonbriar Court in Lithonia, Georgia. The property has approximately 556 feet of frontage on the east side of Phillips Road and approximately 543 feet of frontage on the north side of Covington Highway and contains 14.5 acres.

N.11    SLUP-17-21140   
DEFERRED FOR A FULL CYCLE; MARCH 28, 2017; PUBLIC HEARING; EVENING MEETING                  
Commission District: 3 Super District: 7
15-028-01-008

Application of Power of Faith Family Worship c/o James Jackson 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.

N.12    LP-17-21112   
APPROVED                    
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-104-01-002

Application of Boos-Lithonia, LLC c/o Kathryn M. Zickert to request a Land Plan Amendment of the Comprehensive Land Use Map from SUB (Suburban) to CRC (Commercial Redevelopment Corridor). The site is currently developed with a Family Dollar store. The property is located on the north side of Covington Highway, approximately 291 feet west of the intersection of Covington Highway and Phillips Road at 7042 Covington Highway, Lithonia, Georgia. The property has approximately 319 feet on the north side of Covington Highway and contains 2 acres.

N.13    Z-17-21114   
APPROVED WITH STAFF’S THREE CONDITIONS                   
Commission District: 5 Super District: 7
16-104-01-002

Application of Boos-Lithonia, LLC c/o Kathryn M. Zickert to rezone property from RSM (Residential Small Lot Mix) District to NS (Neighborhood Shopping) District to allow the existing Family Dollar store as a permitted commercial use 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 291 feet west of the intersection of Covington Highway and Phillips Road at 7042 Covington Highway, Lithonia, Georgia. The property has approximately 319 feet on the north side of Covington Highway and contains 2 acres.

N.14    LP-17-21211   
APPROVED                   
Commission District: 3 Super District: 6
15-144-01-051

Application of DeKalb County Board of Commissioners for a Land Use Plan map amendment from CRC (Commercial Redevelopment Corridor) to SUB (Suburban). The property is located on the north side of Eastland Road, approximately 226 feet east of Moreland Avenue at 1234 Eastland Road in Atlanta, Georgia.  The property has approximately 70 feet of frontage on Eastland Road and contains 0.23 acre.

N.15    Z-17-21195   
APPROVED                   
15-144-01-051

Application of DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to rezone property from C-1 (Local Commercial) to R-75 (Single-Family Residential) District. The property is located on the north side of Eastland Road, approximately  26 feet east of Moreland Avenue at 1234 Eastland Road in Atlanta, Georgia. The property has approximately 70 feet of frontage along Eastland Road and contains 0.23 acre.

TAKEN OFF TABLE AT ZONING MEETING AND VOTED TO APPROVE
GIS - Commission Districts:  3 & 6I9. 
A Resolution to Declare County Real Property as Surplus and Authorize its Sale - Tax Parcel: 15 144 01 051 (Deferred from the 12/6/16 Regular BOC Meeting) TABLED UNTIL TONIGHT’S ZONING MEETING; THE ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE ZONING MEETING