Petition LUP-3, 2009

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 Michael Drewitz. 770-977-6900, represented by James A. Balli, Sams, Larkin & Huff LLP, 770-422-7016, requests a land use permit for the purpose of a Photography Studio.
Property is located on the northern side of Robinson Road, west of Hidden Hollow Drive (3555 Robinson Road); 16th District, Land Lot 979, Parcel 9.
Type of business: Photography studio
Number of employees: One
Proposed hours/days of operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday.
Number of clients, customers or sales people: 15 – 20 / week
Where do clients, customers or sales people park: Driveway
Signs: No
Number of vehicles: 2
Type of vehicles: SUV, car
Deliveries: Yes, 2 per week (tops)
Does applicant live in house: Yes
Any outdoor storage: No
Storage of inventory: Photos within office
Additional relevant information: See attached stipulation letter, and Exhibit A
Size of tract is 0.45 acres
Current zoning: R-20
Contiguous zoning is: North: R-20 (Hidden Hollow subdivision); East: R-20 (Hidden Hollow subdivision); South: R-20 (Fox Hollow subdivision); West: R-20 (Hidden Hollow subdivision).
Current land use is Low Density Residential.
Case manager is Roger Phelps
Planning Commissioner is Mike Terry
District Commissioner is Bob Ott
Proposed use: Photography Studio.
Staff Comments:
Please click for Final Zoning Analysis
Staff recommends: DENIAL
The applicant’s proposal is located in a platted subdivision. The applicant’s request is located in an area designated as Low Density Residential on the Cobb County Comprehensive Plan. The applicant’s proposal, as summarized in the planning comments, is proposed to be a full time business. The business could intensify over time, and could possibly encourage more requests for businesses in this residential area. Additionally, this application is the result of a complaint.
ECCA position: NO ACTION. Applicant has quietly run his business from this location for a number of years with no complaints. His location on Robinson Road has minimal impact of the surrounding neighborhood, and his neighbors support him. However the LUP can set a precedent along Robinson Road.
Planning Commission Recommendation: APPROVED 5-0 Subject to the following stipulations:
1.    Applicant will only accept a client by appointment only. Any appointments will be scheduled so there is never more than one client at the residence at any given time.
2.    Applicant will not have any signs of any kind at the site. There will be no visual indication or notification at the site that any business activity is being conducted.
3.    Applicant will have no employees. There will not be any commercial activity on the site and no processing of any photographs will occur at the residence.
4.    No customers will park in the county right-of-way and customers will all park in the large double driveway . There will be absolutely no parking on the street.
5.    There will be no commercial deliveries of any merchandise on or at the site.
6.    Applicant will not have outside storage or other visible equipment at the site. Applicant will not have any inventory or equipment that generates any noise.
7.    Applicant will not have any commercial vehicles at the site.
8.    The LUP is for 12 months.
Petition will be on the consent agenda of the Board of Commissioners Zoning Hearing.
Board of Commissioners Action: Not available yet.