Brookhaven, GA, July 26, 2017 — by Anna Williams for The Post — The City of Brookhaven’s Community Development Department has issued their Staff Report concerning an application filed by Majestic Investment Corporation to rezone land located at 1611, 1621 and 1659 Johnson Ferry Rd. to allow for a townhome development.
Staff is suggesting Planning Commissioners deny the application.
“The Comprehensive Plan clearly discourages single-family attached dwellings in the Lakes Character Area,” the Staff Report says. “The plan recommends that future development within the Lakes Character Area be permitted only if it maintains the single-family detached character of the surrounding neighborhood.”
According to the report, Majestic’s application is not consistent with the existing single-family detached character of the neighborhood and the proposal is not in conformity with the intent of Comprehensive Plan Policies.
The 13-plus acres encompassed in the request is mostly Nancy Creek flood plain, which the Colonial Pipeline runs through, and there are wetlands present in some areas. On the upper end of the property there is around one “buildable” acre of land where a single family home once stood some years ago.
Prior to the incorporation of the City of Brookhaven, this land was the focus of an effort by Concorde Soccer to create a “soccer complex”, and it drew a considerable amount of neighborhood opposition. At the time, the battle was fought in front of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners resulting in the applicant eventually withdrawing their rezoning application without prejudice.
Brookhaven Planning Commissioners will consider Majestic’s application on August 2nd at 7:00 PM. Neighbors say they will be there to voice their concerns.
The full Staff Report is here as well as the full application.