Petition V-4, 2009

Search Tags <Maureen O’Shea, Bill Ervin, R-15, Waterhaven Drive, Bishop Lake Road, rear setback>
Maureen A. O’Shea, LLC, 770-552-0822, represented by Bill Ervin, 770-980-1213, requests waiving the rear setback on lot 7 from the required 30 feet to 16 feet
Property is located on the west side of Waterhaven Bend, west of Bishop Lake Road (4780 Waterhaven Bend); 1st District, Land Lot 60, Parcel 71.
Size of tract is 0.37 acres or 16,465 s.f.
Present zoning is R-15 (15,000 s.f. lots)
Contiguous zoning is:
North: R-15 (Ridge at Easthampton subdivision);
East: R-15 (Ridge at Easthampton subdivision);
South: R-15 (Ridge at Easthampton subdivision);
West: R-20 (Chadds Walk subdivision).
Land use category: Low Density Residential (LDR)
Case manager is Don Farrell
BZA board member is Christi Trombetti
Reason: Enclosure for Pool area, desire to use in winter time, to keep area clean and added safety.
Staff Comments: 
ECCA position:  No Action. (there seem to be a variety of opinions on this case).
Cobb Zoning said the current ordinance would not allow the construction of any structure within the 35 foot rear setback, whether attached or unattached, or whether 12’ x 12’ or smaller.
This request has the support of the neighbors and does not appreciably exceed maximum impervious surface area.
Pool already exists and was added after the house was built in 1999. Applicant has signed statements from neighbors and homeowners association expressing consent. 
Maximum impervious surface % allowed: 35% (5,765 s.f.)
Maximum impervious surface % planned: Unknown
BZA Action HOLD for 30 days. Meet with county arborist to discuss landscaped buffer and landscape plan to be approved by county arborist.