City turns down apartment request

Mon, 12/03/2007 - 9:08am
By: Ben Nelms

Union City’s Planning Commission said yes but the city council said no Nov. 20 to a rezoning proposal that would add 30 units to Wyndsor Forest Apartments on Ga. Highway 138.

The Harbor Companies, owner of Wyndsor Forest, requested the rezoning in a Sept. 7 letter from project manager Jim Tuminella. Seeking to rezone a portion of its property, Tuminella said the company wanted to move from C-2 Commercial to RM Residential Multi-family on 7.55 acres to the west of the apartment entrance and adjacent to Shannon Chase Apartments. Tuminella said the company wanted to add 30 apartment units to the complex, including seven, four-unit buildings and one, two-unit building.

Though previously approved for recommendation by the city’s planning commission, council members voted unanimously to deny the request. Concerned residents at both meetings surfaced issues related to project approval, including an increase in vehicle traffic, the attraction of lower income residents and the impact on already crowded public schools.

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