Moratorium established for Roosevelt Highway development

Mon, 02/05/2007 - 9:43am
By: Ben Nelms

Union City Planning Commission Jan. 29 adopted a 90-day moratorium on issues related to development along Roosevelt Highway. The move follows a late 2006 vote by the city council to adopt the Roosevelt Highway Corridor Overlay District guidelines.

The purpose of adopting the overlay along the length of the corridor in south Fulton County is to provide unification of infrastructure projects such as lighting, sidewalks and landscaping, said Community development Director Ann Lippmann. The moratorium includes acceptance of rezoning requests, preliminary plat approvals, development plan submittals and building permit applications for properties along the corridor.

After the Jan. 29 vote, commissioners began the process of rezoning a number of properties classified as general commercial with the new Roosevelt Highway Corridor Overlay designation. A small number of properties might be eligible to be grandfathered due to possessing permits already approved prior to the vote. Those can be considered on an individual basis, the commission decided.

A total of 78 properties will be up for consideration for the rezoning effort, Lippmann said.

The Roosevelt Highway Corridor Overlay District extends from College Park to Palmetto.

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