Rezoning Highlands area

MARCH 16, 2017 City Council Agenda.

http://www.savannahga.gov/AgendaCenter

10. Amendment to the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance Sections 8-3028 (Victorian District), 8-3029 (Cuyler-Brownsville District), and 8-3222 (Mid-City District) to Incorporate a Tree Lawn Ordinance (MPC File No. 16-005130-ZA). Petitioner Philip Perrone wishes "to create the first and only ordinance which preserves and protects tree lawns and tree wells for the greater public good." The proposed text amendment seeks to include requirements for "…a tree lawn or tree well to be established or restored for any new construction or substantial rehabilitation" within four of Savannah’s Historic Districts. The intent is to prevent the continued loss and deterioration of tree lawns commonly resulting from in-fill development.

The proposed ordinance requires a tree lawn to be restored or constructed if:

• There is new construction of a principal or accessory building which abuts a street right of way (excluding lanes)

• Any addition of at least 500 square feet to a principal or accessory building which abuts a street right of way (excluding lanes)

• Rehabilitation of an existing building(s) which abuts a street right of way increases the fair market value of the building(s) by at least 50% according to the most recent tax record from the Chatham County Board of Assessors.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to amend Article B, Section 8-3028, Section 8-3029, and Section 8-3222 to incorporate a Tree Lawn Ordinance into the Victorian Planned Neighborhood Conservation District, Cuyler-Brownsville Planned Neighborhood Conservation District, and Mid-City District Zoning Ordinances. (Continued from the meeting of February 16, 2017)

11. Rezone 121.53 Acres on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway From PUD-C (Planned Unit Development Community) Zoning Classification to a P-I-L (Planned Light Industrial) Zoning Classification (MPC Reference File No. 16-005458-CPA). ALFA Mutual Insurance Co., Owner Ralph Forbes (Thomas &Hutton), agent for petitioner, seeks to rezone 121.53 acres of land on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, between Benton Boulevard and Highlands Boulevard, from a PUD-C (Planned Unit Development-Community) zoning classification to a P-I-L (Planned Light Industrial) zoning classification. The petitioner also seeks to remove the property from the Godley Station Master Plan. The Property Identification Numbers are: 2-1016-02-066 & 067.

The rezoning is requested to allow the petitioner to construct a multi-warehouse development with upwards of 1.6 million square feet of building area.

A related Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map amendment is also on the agenda to change the future land use classification from Commercial-Regional to Industrial-Light (File No. 16-005458-CPA). (Continued from the meeting of February 16, 2017) Recommend continuance to the meeting of March 30, 2017.

 

 


 

 

From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: ALFA Rezoning Petition: Open House Scheduled for Monday, March 6

At the instruction of City Council, Alfa Properties will hold an open house at the Godley K-8 School on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  

Alfa Properties has petitioned City Council for rezoning of the subject property to a light industrial zoning district.  During the zoning process, Alfa Properties has made several changes to its site plan which were not presented at its earlier neighborhood meeting.  This open house will provide citizens with an opportunity to review the applicant’s revised plans.   These plans include no access of any kind to Benton Boulevard and Highlands Boulevard, and a commitment to retain 11 acres on Benton Boulevard for commercial development. 

 You are encouraged to attend this open house.

 

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org

 


From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: ALFA Rezoning Petition: Open House Scheduled for Monday, March 6

At the instruction of City Council, Alfa Properties will hold an open house at the Godley K-8 School on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   

Alfa Properties has petitioned City Council for rezoning of the subject property to a light industrial zoning district.  During the zoning process, Alfa Properties has made several changes to its site plan which were not presented at its earlier neighborhood meeting.  This open house will provide citizens with an opportunity to review the applicant’s revised plans.   These plans include no access of any kind to Benton Boulevard and Highlands Boulevard, and a commitment to retain 11 acres on Benton Boulevard for commercial development. 

You are encouraged to attend this open house.

 

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org


From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:17 AM
Subject: Update on C-17 & ALFA Rezoning Petitions

C-17 Parcel

The rezoning petition for C-17 (the parcel at the NE corner of Jimmy DeLoach Pkwy and Highlands Blvd) has been requested by the petitioner to be CONTINUED to the Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. The meeting is at 1:30 at the MPC office at 110 E. State Street.

ALFA Parcel

The rezoning petition for ALFA (the parcel at the NW corner of Jimmy DeLoach Pkwy and Highlands Blvd) will have a public hearing before City Council on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The meeting is at 2:00 pm at City Hall.

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org

 


 

From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 4:54 PM
Subject: Petitions for ALFA & C-17 (J. DeLoach Parkway / Highlands Boulevard)

The petitions for the two parcels in the subject line are scheduled for the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 1:30 p.m.  To see the staff reports and related information, please open this link:

http://www.thempc.org/eagenda/x/mpc/2017/January%2010,%202017%20Regular%20MPC%20Meeting%20on%20Tuesday,%20January%2010,%202017/20C077F9-AB52-43B3-B495-AA84278841DAAgenda.pdf

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Charlotte

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org

 

 


 

From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 12:11 PM
Subject: Status of Rezoning Petitions (C-17 and ALFA) at Jimmy DeLoach Parkway & Highlands

This email is to inform you that the two rezoning petitions scheduled for the December 13 Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting have been requested to be rescheduled for the January 10, 2017 meeting. No reason was provided.

The petitions are:

C-17, LLC, Petitioner

Northeast Corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Highlands Boulevard

File No. 16-005591-ZA

AND

ALFA Mutual Insurance Co., Petitioner

Northwest Corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Highlands Boulevard

File No. 16-005592-ZA

I apologize if this has caused an inconvenience for you.

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org

 


MEETING UPDATE:

From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:51 PM
Subject: Rezoning Petitions for C-17 (16-005591-ZA) and ALFA Properties (16-005592-ZA)

This email is to inform you that the rezoning petitions scheduled to be reviewed at the November 22 Planning Commission have been requested to be continued to the December 13 Commission meeting. The request was made by both applicants.

Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org

 


MEETING UPDATE:

From:Charlotte Moore [mailto:moorec@thempc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:38 AM
Subject: Update from MPC: Proposed Land Use Change for C-17 (16-004086-PLAN) and Highlands Logistics Park/Alfa (16-004087-PLAN)

This email is to inform you that the proposed land use change request for the two properties in the subject line will NOT be on the October 11 MPC agenda.

The applicants intend to request the removal of both properties from the Godley Master Plan and to rezone to a Light Industrial zoning classification. If the applications are received by tomorrow, this request will be scheduled for the November 1 MPC meeting. For a rezoning request, the Planning Commission serves as an advisory body and would make a recommendation to City Council.

 If you have any questions, please let me know.

 Charlotte

 Charlotte L. Moore, AICP

Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

110 E. State Street | P.O. Box 8246

Savannah, GA 31412-8246

912.651.1465

www.thempc.org