January 28, 2023

Mableton advocates oppose auto components retailer Johnson Ferry church to be reconsidered

Jul. 5—A zoning software to change an undeveloped parcel on Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton into an car sections store is struggling with opposition from the Mableton Improvement Coalition.

Sitting down close to the highway’s intersection with Buckner Road, Streamline Progress hopes to develop an AutoZone on a 1.1 acre portion of a 3.8 acre parcel. The home does not involve a adjust in zoning class, but does call for the removing of pre-current constraints to allow the shop to be built. The county’s Arranging Fee will take into account Streamline’s application at its month-to-month hearing Tuesday morning.

Talking with the MDJ last 7 days, MIC zoning committee chair Robin Meyer described the parcel was at first rezoned for a large personal faculty complicated which never highly developed to building. By slicing off the part of the parcel for the AutoZone, she mentioned, the “piecemeal” rezoning would “go away behind an awkwardly formed piece of property.”

“We would like to see a comprehensive prepare for this corner, not piecemeal zoning, and that detailed prepare would allow for for an comprehending of how the visitors will movement,” she explained, arguing the proliferation of more commercial driveways together that extend of highway would negatively impression congestion by raising truck targeted visitors.

Meyer more said yet another car parts store—which are regularly cited as a a lot less-than-desirable land use in zoning hearings—isn’t what the area desires.

“Really candidly, Mableton is saturated with auto-related utilizes,” Meyer stated. “(It) basically makes our local community unattractive to other varieties of enterprise, and it takes up valuable business areas, such as this 1, for utilizes that … are additional suitable for an up-and-coming local community.”

Garvis Sams, legal professional for Streamline, mentioned he is been in contact with MIC for their input on the challenge, but “this application is just one particular software where by our opinions vary.”

Sams conceded improvements in the past decade to the area’s potential land use designation experienced stemmed the enlargement of “vehicle-centric” employs, but argued “it was not meant or designed to rid (the spot) of ALL automotive relevant works by using.” He went on to outline a fifty percent-dozen supplemental details in favor of the rezoning, noting county staff has advised acceptance of the venture and that the creating will be subject to spot-unique style criteria.

In other enterprise, the Setting up Fee will revisit Tuesday the proposal by North Position Ministries to develop a 125,000 sq. foot church and 129 houses at the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford streets.

When previous read in May well, North Point’s application stirred just about as a great deal controversy as the high-profile redevelopment of Sprayberry Crossing in east Cobb. Dozens have turned out to new hearings, equally in-particular person and on line, professing alternately the church would be a blessing for the place or a catastrophe.

Setting up Commissioner Tony Waybright represents the area and claimed in May possibly that North Point’s strategy experienced shown “big enhancements” and was trending in the ideal route. In advance of Tuesday’s listening to, he instructed the MDJ he was however studying a new internet site program from the developer.

North Point’s lawyer Kevin Moore, in the meantime, said the variations to the hottest variation are mostly beauty alterations to the project’s structure.