Fayetteville City Council to discuss annexation

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 4:08pm
By: Ben Nelms

It should be a brief agenda Aug. 16 as Fayetteville City Council hears the first reading of the city-initiated annexation and rezoning of a 2.5-acre unincorporated island on the southwest corner of White Road and Ga. Highway 314.

The council in 1994 attempted to address this issue by annexing nine properties that were identified as unincorporated islands, said Planning and Zoning Director Eldridge Gunn. The city base maps at that time did not identify this property as an unincorporated island, and as such, it was not annexed, Gunn said.

The property is currently zoned R-40 (Residential) in the county. City staff are recommending C-2 (Commercial) if the property is annexed. The city has been very successful in protecting the residential uses along Hwy. 314 through careful planning and development decisions, Gunn said.

Higher intensive commercial uses have been directed to the east side of Hwy. 314 and a mixture of residential and less intensive commercial and office uses have been encouraged on the east side of Hwy. 314, he said.

The annexation of this property will allow the city to address service delivery issues and preserve the already established development pattern in this area, said Gunn.

Also at the meeting, the council will hear a proclamation honoring the 250th birthday of the Marquis de Lafayette and will recognize the city for receiving another Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Director Lynn Robinson and department staff will be recognized for facilitating the award each year for more than a decade.

The council will also hear the second reading of an ordinance authorizing Fayette County to conduct the November city election.

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