Council to vote on rezoning property for single-family homes
September 21, 2013 11:03 PM | 2328 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Michelle Babcock

WOODSTOCK — The mayor and city council will hold a public hearing and then vote on a rezoning request for property on Putnam Ford Drive at Eagle Drive, which would lower the density of homes to be built on the property.

The applicant requested rezoning and variance on the property, stating the land is now zoned for townhomes, at a density of nine units per acre. The applicant, listed as RES-GA TSL, LLC., wants to rezone the property and change the plan to create single-family homes at a density of three homes per acre.

“The proposed rezoning will actually decrease the number of dwelling units from 118 units to 46, so there will be a decrease in the use of the public infrastructure,” the applicant’s attorney, Parks Huff, wrote in a statement to the city in June.

A letter, also penned by Huff, stated he held a public participation meeting about the plan July 25 and seven people attended, all of whom lived in the adjacent Spicer’s Grove subdivision.

Huff wrote that “they were pleased to learn that the current approved plan of 118 townhomes is being reduced.”

“In the end, they universally agreed they support the rezoning proposal which will drastically reduce the density,” Huff wrote.

In the school district rezoning impact report, with the application, it states that students moving into the new homes, if built, would attend Carmel Elementary School, Woodstock Middle School and Woodstock High School.

The council will hear two variance requests from the applicant regarding the property at the meeting, as well as public comments, before voting on the requests.

The council will also:

• Hold a public hearing and vote on a conditional use permit for the Kroger at 12050 Highway 92 to build a gas station in the parking lot in front of the store;

• Hear a sign variance request from Kroger

Fuel Center at 12050

Highway 92;

• Hear sign variance request from McDonalds at 931 Ridgewalk Parkway;

• Hear request from Benton House Assisted Living, at 3385 Trickum Road, for waiver of construction hours;

• Vote on the staff’s recommended software package for billing and processing property tax payments in 2013 and beyond;

• Vote on alcohol license for retail sales of malt beverages at the convenience store at 11141 Highway 92;

• Vote on Market Street road closure for 2014 Farmers Market location;

• Vote on disposal of accumulated, outdated technology;

• Vote on second reading of apartment moratorium;

• Police Department’s Employee of the Quarter Award Presentation;

• Proclaim Fellowship of Christian Athletes Day Oct. 9, 2013;

• Proclaim Caregiving Award to Cathy Miller;

• Recognize Mayor for a Day Steve Sandridge; and

• Swear in new police officer Anthony Sigman.

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