Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation
Started 2 petitions
Our neighborhoods are no place for a slaughterhouse! Stop the rezoning!
Bradford Homes & Grounds has been running a slaughterhouse at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia, Ga., for at least five years without a proper DeKalb County business license. Now that Code Enforcement made the business license department aware of the problem, the owner is seeking a rezoning. Please sign this petition asking the DeKalb County Commission to DENY the request. Here are the key reasons why we ask for a denial: Should not slaughter animals in a residential neighborhoodIn the first two months of this year, 22 cattle, 5 pigs, 85 goats, and 98 sheep were slaughtered. The killing takes place in the middle of a neighborhood, 1/5 mile from Redan Elementary and ½ mile from Redan Recreation Center.In the past three years, 2174 animals have been slaughtered, according to the GA Department of Agriculture. The meat is then sold to individual consumers.This business does not belong in a residential neighborhood. The request is to rezone it as Residential Estate, but that doesn’t solve the problem of having an active slaughterhouse in the middle of a residential community. Does not meet codeThe property does not have the required building setbacks and fencing for the facility. Has not followed the lawThe owner has a history of operating outside the law. He began slaughtering in 2014 (possibly earlier) but was shut down by the GA Department of Agriculture for not having the proper state license. He has been operating for years under a DeKalb County business license that does not allow slaughterhouses, but rather construction. Has numerous animal control complaintsSince 2012, Animal Control has been to the property numerous times, investigating the shooting of Canadian geese, unvaccinated dogs kept in barrels, ribs showing on a horse on the property, and concerns about the unsanitary conditions. In addition, please, write or call your county commissioners and tell them to vote to DENY the rezoning. Also, come to the meeting and wear red! March 26, 6:30 p.m., 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. Please share this information with any DeKalb County resident who cares about the quality of life in this county.
Stop the onslaught of auto businesses in our community!
We are trying to attract high-quality businesses and diverse businesses to our community in DeKalb County. Our special overlay district restricts the development of many types of undesirable businesses, but one company is asking for a special land use permit to open an auto repair shop. Tycore Auto Services NOT be granted a Special Land Use Permit to do major auto repair at 5361 Covington Highway. Within one mile of this address, there are 19 auto-related businesses. Within three miles, there are 183. Voice your opinion here, and we’ll send the results to our commissioners. We worked hard to get the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District zoning code passed in 2011. Make your voices heard. Show that you support the vision for better use of commercial parcels and for mixed-use development Also, to make your voice even louder, write or call:District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis-JohnsonMDJohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov404 371-2159 District 7 Commissioner Gregory Adams 404 371-2899 GregoryAdams@dekalbcountyga.gov