Petition V-78

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RJM Landscaping Services, Inc., 404-234-0083, represented by Garvis L. Sams, Jr., 770-422-7016, requests to: 1) Waive the front setback from the required 40 feet to 30 for existing building footprint; 2) waive the side setback from the required 10 feet to 5 feet on the eastern side for existing building footprint; 3) waive the minimum number of required parking spaces from 5 to zero to allow proposed gravel parking; and 4) waive the minimum lot area from the required 20,000 square feet to 10,861 square feet.

Property is located on the north side of Hazelwood Drive, between Scott Drive and Hamby Road (1765 Hazelwood Drive).

Size of tract is 0.259 acres

Current zoning: GC

Contiguous zoning is:  North: GC; South: GC; West: GC; East: GC

Future Land Use: Community Activity Center

Case Manager is Trish Steiner/Doug Davis

Zoning Appeals and Variances Commissioner is Kim Swanson

Reason:  Business

Staff Comments:

Please click for Preliminary Variance Analysis

Please click for Final Variance Analysis

ECCA discussion:  Talked with applicant’s attorney and site visit. While we have no problem with the variances regarding the existing house, we do have concerns with regard to allowing parking of equipment on gravel and the amount of impervious surface being added to the property with the gravel.

ECCA recommendation: We will not be taking any action on this petition as long as these concerns are addressed.

Board of Zoning Appeals and Variances Action: Board of Zoning Appeals and Variances Action: Approved 5-0 subject to: 1)

Final ratification of lot size reduction by the Board of Commissioners as required by Code

Site plan submitted received by Zoning Division September 24, 2012 (attached and made a part of these minutes); 2) Letter of agreeable conditions from Mr. Garvis L. Sams, Jr., dated September 24, 2012 (attached and made a part of these minutes), with the following changes:

Add Item No. 4 – to read: “There will be a maximum of three (3) low-boy type trailers, with no equipment larger than those trailers. Small machinery will be stored in the 16’ x 16’ barn located within the parking area.”

Add Item No. 5 – to read: “Approval of request No. 3 (to waive the minimum number of required parking spaces from 5 to zero to allow proposed gravel parking) is for this Applicant and this use only.” ; 3) Cobb DOT comments and recommendations; 4) Development and Inspections Division comments and recommendations; 5) Site Plan Review Division comments and recommendations; and 6) Stormwater Management Division comments and recommendations.