Brookhaven, GA, August 28 – Brookhaven’s Community Development Department has done a site analysis and recommends that the city’s Planning Commission approve with conditions, a property rezoning from R-100 to R-75, that DeKalb’s Planning Department has denied previously. Twice.
Previously denied in 2004 and again in 2010, the property located at 3369 Osborne Rd., is no stranger to interested developers looking to build more then one home on the lot.
From the City’s Site Analysis: “The infill residential development which has occurred in the vicinity of the tract, the home under construction to the south, the presence of Lynwood Park, and the designation of suburban character by the Plan give supporting grounds to support the zoning proposal.”
DeKalb County has denied similar rezoning requests on the site stating, “The proposed zoning amendment to the R-75 District is inconsistent with the established character of the area. The zoning proposal would not be in conformity with the policy and intent of the comprehensive plan. Approval to rezone the property to the R-75 District alongside this side of the roadway would be inconsistent with the developing or existing character of the area, and would provide justification for similar rezone requests, on similar size lots.”
Homeowners in Brittany neighborhood, which would be impacted by the proposed rezoning, contend that their properties and the character of their neighborhood would be compromised.
“According to the Application, the applicant Churchill Partners, LLC is seeking to rezone the property from its current R-100 zoning to R-75. The Application further states that Churchill Partners, LLC is the owner of the subject property located at 3369 Osborne Road. However, the real estate records as of August 23, 2013 show that title to the property resides with Gregory Goslin.
Approximately three (3) years ago, Mr. Goslin undertook a similar rezoning request with DeKalb County. The arguments made then against his 2010 rezoning request are the same arguments that apply now. In broad strokes, the Applicant is asking the City to engage in “spot zoning” in order to help maximize the investment of whomever the landowner is – at the expense of the adjoining neighbors,” an opposition letter to the rezoning states. (Included in embedded materials below)
The case will be heard during the Planning Commissions next meeting on September 4th, at Brookhaven’s Municipal Court location, 2 Corporate Blvd., Ste. 125 at 7:00 p.m.