Petition Z-24

Search Tags<East Cobb United Methodist Church, Inc, R-20, Roswell Road, Sewell Mill Road, Digital Reader Board>

East Cobb United Methodist Church, 770-971-3643, represented by J. Kevin Moore, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, 770-429-1499, requests a Rezoning from R-20 to NRC for a religious facility with an electronic reader board sign.

Located on the north side of Roswell Road, easterly of Sewell Mill Road, District 16, Landlot 987, Parcel 13

Size of tract is: 5.4 acres

Current zoning:  R-20

Contiguous zoning is:  North: RA-4, RA-5; East: R-20, LRO; West: R-20 (Clydesdale Estates), O&I

Future Land Use: Public Institutional

Case Manager: Trish Steiner

Planning Commissioner: Christi Trombetti

District Commissioner: Thea Powell

Proposed Use: Religious Facility with an Electronic Reader Board Sign

Staff Comments:

Please click for Preliminary Zoning Analysis

Please click for Final Zoning Analysis

Staff recommends: Deletion and Approval with conditions

ECCA recommends (September & October):  Support Continuance

Planning Commissioners Action (Sept): Continued 30 days

Planning Commissioner Action (Oct): Continued 30 days

Planning Commissioners Action (Nov):

Approved 5-0 subject to:

  • Staff Comments
  • If there is a change in primary use or ownership other than a religious institution it will come back to the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners for approval.
  • Sign is to be a monument style of stone, brick and/or stacked stone as depicted in the photo.
  • Sign will conform to the Cobb County Sign and Digital Sign ordinance

Sign will be placed according to the plan submitted 11/2/10.

Board of Commissioners Action:  Approved 5-0 subject to Planning Commission and staff comments.

ECCA recommends (November):  ECCA has no problem with the placement of the proposed sign, nor with the style and materials similar to the sign at Pope High School.  We understand that the applicant will comply with the Cobb County sign and digital sign ordinance.  We have also requested that upon a change in primary use of the property or change in ownership of the property other than to another religious institution, this property will come back to both the Planning and Board of Commissioners for a new hearing. We support all staff comments and recommendations on this case.