October 1, 2015
7:00 PM
120 West Dougherty Street
Public Hearing

Old Business

1.  895 & 897 NORTH CHASE STREET  


Request:  The applicant is seeking a planned development on two lots that are currently zoned Residential Single Family (RS-8) and Commercial-Neighborhood (C-N). The purpose of the request is to allow waivers from the zoning code in order to renovate a historical commercial property at 897 N Chase St. In order to better meet the application of Athens Clarke County’s zoning code, the neighboring properties propose to shift the lot lines, allowing parking at both structures, but requiring leeway from lot size, required parking, minimum dwelling size and buffer standards. No changes are proposed to the residential structure at 897 N Chase St.

The Planning Commission made comments on this project at their July meeting during the Preliminary Planned Development hearing.

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  3
NNI Neighborhood:   Historic Boulevard Neighborhood Association
Overlay Area:  none
Current Zoning: RS-8 (Single-Family Residential) and CN (Commercial-Neighborhood)
Project #: PD-2015-05-1146
Location Map: 895 & 897 North Chase Street

Contact Information:
Koons Environmental Design, Inc.

New Business



Request:  A planned development amendment is requested for Millworks, a renovation of vacant mill buildings for residential and commercial use. The initial planned development for the property was approved by the Mayor and Commission in 2001 and amended in 2013. This submittal includes requests to modify plans to utilize more existing infrastructure, to transfer some bedrooms from Phase I to Phase II, to add additional permitted uses to the property, and to increase the amount of allowable office square footage from 2,500 to 30,000 square feet (Building A).

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  3
NNI Neighborhood:   adjacent to Historic Boulevard Neighborhood Association
Overlay Area:  none
Current Zoning: RM-2 (PD) (Mixed Density Residential – Planned Development) & I (PD) (Industrial – Planned Development
Project #: PD-2015-07-1628
Location Map: 355 Oneta Street / 285 Bryan Street

Contact Information:
Williams & Associates



Request:  The amendment request is to remove prior zoning conditions from this parcel and place one new condition on the property. The prior conditions are now addressed in the requirements of the Commercial Downtown (C-D) zoning district. The one new condition is for the property to not be developed as multifamily, rental, student multifamily, or dormitories.

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  4
NNI Neighborhood:   none
Overlay Area:  Downtown
Current Zoning: C-D (WE)* (Commercial-Downtown, West End Downtown Design Area, Zoning with Conditions)
Project #: ZONE-2015-08-1910
Location Map: 220 South Hull Street

Contact Information:
Williams & Associates



Request:  A Special Use Permit amendment is requested in order to establish a church within the RS-5 (Single Family Residential) zone for the Miracle Temple Church. The Athens-Clarke County Zoning and Development Standards allow for churches within the RS-5 zone when approved as a special use by the Mayor and Commission. Proposed work is a reduction in the overall scope of the project in order to better meet the size and characteristics of the residential neighborhood.

NNI & Project Information:
Commission District:  2
NNI Neighborhood:   none
Overlay Area:  none
Current Zoning:  RS-5 (Single-Family Residential – Special Use)
Project #: SUP-2015-08-1914
Location Map: 475 First Street

Contact Information:
Beall & Company

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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