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|January 17, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting|
15. Motion to Rezone 1932 E Montgomery Crossroad from P-RM-25 to B-N (Petitioner: Harold Yellin for Geyer Morris Company)
The Mayor and Aldermen conditionally approved this rezoning request following a zoning hearing at the January 3, 2019 City Council Meeting. The action being considered now is the approval of an ordinance for the rezoning.
This is the second of two related agenda items. The first agenda item is for changing the Future Land Use Map designation for the subject properties to "Commercial - Neighborhood" (File No. 18-006934-CPA).
Harold Yellin for Geyer Morris Company, Petitioner (File No. 18-006339-ZA) is requesting to rezone property at 1932 East Montgomery Crossroad, from a P-RM-25 (Planned Multifamily Residential – 25 units per acre) zoning classification to a BN (Neighborhood Business) zoning classification. The subject property is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Montgomery Crossroad and Varnedoe Drive. It is zoned for and developed as multifamily residential. There are four two-story residential buildings on site with eight units in each building. The Chatham County-Savannah Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map provides a designation of "Residential-General."
Considering the development pattern in the vicinity of the subject properties, neighborhood commercial uses are appropriate in this area. The extension of the Truman Parkway and the widening of Montgomery Crossroad has intensified vehicular traffic between Skidaway Road and Abercorn Street significantly. These changes have also led to redevelopment and rezoning in the immediate vicinity to include shopping centers, restaurants and offices. This is, however, a transitioning neighborhood, and consideration should be given to how new development integrates with the surrounding area.
Based on these findings, on December, 11, 2018, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request to rezone the subject property with the condition that any General Development Plan submitted for the subject property be approved by the Planning Commission.
Approval of the request to rezone the subject property with the condition that any General Development Plan submitted for the subject property be approved by the Planning Commission.
Bridget Lidy, Planning & Urban Design
Draft Ordinance RE Rezoning.pdf