February 1, 2018
6:00 PM
120 West Dougherty Street
Public Hearing

Old Business

1.  980-994 S LUMPKIN ST 


Request:  Approval of a preliminary planned development is requested for three properties at 980-994 S Lumpkin St. for a private dormitory. The request is to combine the properties for a 110 student dormitory with 2 person units (bedroom and bathroom) and communal study, dining, lounge, exercise and amenity space on the upper floors. The first floor is planned to have 4,166 square feet of retail space along with a 2,336 square foot chapel. The development sits atop two floors of parking which accommodates 74 residential spaces. The request is to rezone the property from C-O (Commercial Office) to C-N(PD) (Commercial Neighborhood, Planned Development) and to change the future development designation from Community Institutional to Main Street Business.

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  7
NNI Neighborhood:   adjacent to Friends of Five Points
Overlay Area:  none
Current Zoning: C-O (Commercial Office)
Project #: PD-2017-11-2964
Location Map: 980-994 S Lumpkin St

Contact Information:
Jim Warnes
New Business

1.  240 and p/o 230 Swanson Drive, 200 Jones Drive &: 610 Epps Bridge Pkwy RD 

TYPE II – Preliminary Planned Development

Request:  The subject property contains approximately 31.1 undeveloped acres on the west side of Epps Bridge Pkwy. Epps Bridge Pkwy will be accessed from two points. It is to be developed into 84 single family homes located on fee simple lots fronting public streets. It will have an amenities center. There will be 10.34 acres of open space and 5 planned parks with space for community gardens and walking trails. The site includes a 20-foot-wide buffer separating this property from both Holly Hills and Jones-Swanson Estates. This project will be an age-targeted (55+) Senior Housing Community. The request requires changing the zoning from RS-25 (Single Family Residential) and Special Use in RS-25 to RS-8 (PD) (Single Family Residential, Planned Development) .

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  10
NNI Neighborhood:   adjacent to St. Ives Homeowners Association
Overlay Area:  Epps Bridge Parkway and Timothy Road
Current Zoning:  RS-25 (Single Family Residential)
Project #: PD-2017-12-3372
Location Map: 240 and p/o 230 Swanson Drive, 200 Jones Drive & p/o 610 Epps Bridge Pkwy

Contact Information:
Jim Warnes

2.  1697-1699 South Lumpkin St RD 

TYPE II – Special Use

Request:  The special use would allow the currently used retail pet lab to be used as a veterinary clinic with no kenneling, which is only allowed through Special Use permitting. The request a special use in C-N (Commercial Neighborhood) .

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  4
NNI Neighborhood:   Friends of Five Points
Overlay Area:  Adjacent to South Milledge Ave
Current Zoning:  C-N (Commercial Neighborhood)
Project #: SUP-2017-12-3354
Location Map: 1697-1699 South Lumpkin St

Contact Information:
Hank Randolph

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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