Z-87 Petroplex 2120 Canton Hwy: Please require 2120 to meet Cobb Development Standards

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Z-87 HELD until March 20

LINK TO Z 87 HEARING VIDEO

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Feb 21, 2018 — After Commissioners heard presentations by the applicant for the old gas station at 2120 Canton Hwy. and by CRN, the case was HELD until March 20. The applicant sent in plans to the county the evening before the hearing, which was not sufficient notice. The applicant only plans to paint the canopies to match the brick. That will not be enough to meet Development Standards. The applicant was directed to come up with a reasonable plan to improve the old building.

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FEB 12, 2018 — This case will finally be heard by the Commissioners on Tuesday February 20th at 9 am. As of this post, Commissioner Birrell still does not have a letter of stipulations from the applicant, nor a rendering of what the remodeled building would look like.
The applicant has had plenty of time to produce these documents.
We support the Motion made by the Planning Commission to Delete to LRO, but feel Staff and Commissioners should hold this case until the applicant produces a plan and stipulation letter.
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MOTION: Motion by Williams, second by Gunther, to recommend deletion of Z-87 to the LRO zoning category, subject to:
1. Professional office use only
2. LRO use to be approved by the District Commissioner
3. Building be brought into compliance with the Canton Road Design Guidelines
4. District Commissioner to approve architectural style of the building and any minor modifications
5. Pole signage to be removed and replaced with ground based monument sign
6. Installation of sidewalk
7. Removal of the southernmost entrance on Canton Road
8. Adherence to the 70% impervious surface
9. No overnight parking of commercial vehicles
10. Staff comments and recommendations, not otherwise in conflict VOTE: ADOPTED 5-0
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Please tell Commissioner Birrell this property is an eyesore and it is up to her and the other Commissioners to require it to comply with Development Standards and Design Guidelines.
JoAnn.Birrell@cobbcounty.org 770-528-3318

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE  Case Continued until February BoC Zoning meeting

Dec 15, 2017 — The Planning Commission recommended Deletion (changing) the Zoning request from NRC to Low Rise Office for professional office use only. The motion follows:

MOTION: Motion by Williams, second by Gunther, to recommend deletion of Z-87 to the LRO zoning category, subject to:
1. Professional office use only
2. LRO use to be approved by the District Commissioner
3. Building be brought into compliance with the Canton Road Design Guidelines
4. District Commissioner to approve architectural style of the building and any minor modifications
5. Pole signage to be removed and replaced with ground based monument sign
6. Installation of sidewalk
7. Removal of the southernmost entrance on Canton Road
8. Adherence to the 70% impervious surface
9. No overnight parking of commercial vehicles
10. Staff comments and recommendations, not otherwise in conflict VOTE: ADOPTED 5-0

The applicant called Commissioner Birrell to discuss this and see if it would be possible to get the NRC. Since the applicant does not have a tenant, a site plan, building elevations or a letter of agreeable stipulations, he is not ready and the case will be continued until the February BoC Zoning meeting.

We think the Planning Commission recommendation was appropriate at the time and we will keep you posted on developments.

Update

Nov 28, 2017 — The Planning Commission will hear Z-87 on Tuesday December 5 at 9 am at the Commission meeting room at 100 Cherokee St, on the Square.

Staff recommends approval subject to:
Cobb DOT has recommended installation of sidewalk, curb and gutter and closing the southern entrance.
Cobb Water has checked use of existing septic but the Department of Health will have to approve it. Sewer is available.
The property will have to comply with Development Standards and Canton Design Guidelines will apply.
The site will be used as a kitchen cabinet showroom, and not for use by a contractor with service vans or trucks, according to the applicant.
The footprint of the building will expand to the area of the canopies @2,340 sq ft and a portion of the existing building will remain.
The site will have to comply with all staff comments and recommendations including the Dept of Health, and approval by District Commissioner of landscaping and architecture.
CRN has asked for several additional considerations such as removal of existing signage and replacement with ground based monument sign; removal of canopies, restricting left turn /southbound onto Canton Hwy; several uses permitted in the NRC code to be prohibited, namely contractor as a special exception, massage parlor, pawn or title pawn, parking for vehicles other than customers and employees.

There are financial incentives and tax abatement available to the property owner.

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We, the residents of neighborhoods on Canton Hwy near this property are opposed to the Z-87 zoning petition as presented. This site needs to be redeveloped to comply with current development standards and guidelines. The small gas station was built in 1980. The gas tanks leaked in 1998. The site has been vacant since 2002. It has been vandalized and tagged with graffiti. Cobb Public Health can not find a record of a functioning septic system and sewer is available in the area.

   This property should not be rezoned and given a certificate of occupancy with only minor, cosmetic repairs. Please continue the revitalization of Canton Hwy by recommending stipulations needed to bring the site into compliance with current code, development standards and guidelines..

   If you live, work or own property in the 30066 zip near Canton Hwy, we welcome your signature.  While we appreciate others who have signed, this petition is to show our local decision makers there is local concern about this rezoning application.



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