Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry is holding a two day virtual Housing Symposium beginning tonight, Wed. August 17th. Details below for the event and to register:
|My housing symposium kicks off TODAY! Have you registered yet? We’re going to be digging into a broad variety of big housing topics that you won’t want to miss, including:|
Identifying the Missing Middle
DeKalb County’s Housing Landscape
The Cottage Court Ordinance
My two nights of virtual panels start on August 17 at 6 p.m. with an insightful discussion with regional leaders Mike Alexander (COO, Atlanta Regional Commission), Ashani O’Mard (SVP, Strategic Housing Investments, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.) and Will Johnston (Executive Director, MicroLife Institute), moderated by Saba Long (Executive Director, Atlanta Civic Circle).
|The second night, on August 18 at 6 p.m., will feature another informative deep dive into housing issues and solutions with my fellow Commissioner Larry Johnson (District 3), Robert Murphy (District 6 Housing Appointee), Sharon Steele (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb) and Harold Buckey (Attorney, Zoning Commission), moderated by Kim Morrison (MicroLife’s Director of Policy and Development).|
|Want to prepare and learn more about housing issues we’ll discuss this week? Check out the informative podcasts, news articles and more for a well-rounded preview:|
Creating the Village Podcast
Why is Housing So Expensive, Particularly in Blue States? – Ezra Klein Show
Pocket Neighborhoods; A Possible Solution For Middle-Income Seniors? – BabyBoomers.com
Creating Missing Middle Housing – Saporta Report
Atlanta Civic Circle
Register now for my Housing Symposium:
|Unable to attend Thursday evening’s panel, or just want to learn more about increasing affordable housing in DeKalb? My fellow Super District Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is hosting a virtual and in-person housing seminar with a panel of fantastic DeKalb leaders at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 18. Register for that event, here: https://bit.ly/3JQ7xNn.|
District 4 Community Council meeting, Tuesday August 16th. Agenda can be found here. A few proposed development projects for District 4 may be of interest (note that none of these are in our Scottdale Overlay District). We did not have a quorum, so our votes are considered opinions of the Council. As always, the public is invited to join these virtual meetings. The calendar can be found here. Our next meeting will be October 18, at 5:30pm.
Details for each item on the agenda can be found at the county’s Planning & Sustainability website here. The Planning Commission will meet virtually at 6pm on Sept. 1 and Sept. 6, the BOC will meet on Oct. 4 at 5:30pm (changed from Sept. 29th).
5615 Memorial Drive. Council voted approval. Application of AK Memorial Shopping Center, LLC to amend the future land use map from NC (Neighborhood Center) to CRC (Commercial Redevelopment Corridor) Character Area to allow for OD (Office Distribution) Zoning District uses, which may include film/movie/tv
production studios. The property is located on the south side of Memorial Drive, approximately 200 feet west of Hambrick Road, at 5615, 5611, and 5639 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The property has approximately 610 feet of frontage along Hambrick Road and 800 feet of frontage along Memorial Drive and contains 16.46 acres.
2920 N. Decatur Rd. near Jordan Lane. Council voted approval. This proposal for 200 multi-family units with a height of 60ft. will be close to us, and directly across from the big Kroger on N. Decatur. The Atlanta based Shelton McNally Real Estates Partners is the developer. The firm has in its portfolio the Place on Ponce and other multi-family projects in the region. Application of David Kirk to amend the Land Use Map from LIND (Light Industrial) to TC (Town Center) for a multi-family residential development. The property is located on the north side of North Decatur Road, approximately 280 feet west of Jordan Lane, at 2920 North Decatur Road. The property has approximately 370 feet of frontage on North Decatur Road and contains 3.4 acres.
695 Jordan Lane. Council voted to defer one full zoning cycle, based on the abrupt zoning request from R-75 to RSM and because all adjacent lots are zoned R75. Community also challenged rezoning and number of homes, including potential removal of large trees on the site. Suggestion from Council to rezone instead to R60. Application of Shalom Restorations, LLC to rezone property from R-75 (Residential Medium Lot-75) zoning district to RSM (Small Lot Residential Mix) zoning district to allow single-family detached homes. The property is located on the east side of Jordan Lane, the south side of Reverend DL Edwards Drive and Cemetery Drive, at 695 Jordan Lane in Decatur, Georgia. The property has approximately 155 feet of frontage along Jordan Lane, 105 feet of frontage along Reverend DL Edwards Drive, and 103 feet of frontage along Cemetery Drive and contains 0.67 acre.
883 Mountain View Drive. Council voted approval. Application of El Amar Engineering & Construction c/o Battle Law, P.C. to rezone properties from R-75 (Residential Medium Lot-75) zoning district to R-60 (Residential Small Lot-60) zoning district to construct single-family detached homes. The property is located on the east side of Mountain View Drive, approximately 165 feet south of Mountain Springs Way, at 875 and 883 Mountain View Drive in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The property has approximately 175 feet of frontage along Mountain View Drive and contains 2.71 acres.