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|October 11, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting|
6. Motion to Amend the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Upper-story Residential (Petitioner: Planning Commission) as an Alternative to the Rezoning of 415 E Oglethorpe Ave
This item is continued from the Meeting of July 5, 2018. The petitioner is requesting this item be continued to the Meeting of October 25, 2018.
The Planning Commission proposes to amend the Zoning Ordinance to allow the Upper-story residential use in the RIP-C Zoning District (File No.18-003306-ZA) as an alternative to the proposed rezoning of 415 E Oglethorpe Ave. Currently, the Upper-story residential use is only permitted in the B-C and B-G Zoning Districts (Sec. 8-305(b) Business & Industrial) within the Savannah Historic District. The Upper-story residential use is not currently permitted in the Conservation & Residential Zoning Districts (Sec. 8-3025(a)), which includes the RIP-C Zoning District.
On January 21, 2016, the Mayor & Aldermen created the Upper-story residential use, which is defined as "One or more residential dwelling units above a ground floor nonresidential use" (15-005698-ZA).
This is the first of two related agenda items as the Planning Commission recommends this alternative to the proposed rezoning request of 415 E Oglethorpe Ave by Harold Yellin for Bryson-Read, LLC (File No. 18-002591-ZA) from RIP-C to B-C. Additionally, this proposed text amendment is related to the proposed sale of 1.18 acres, which was declared surplus by the Mayor & Aldermen on September 29, 2016, under Event # 4713-3.
On June 5, 2018, the Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of the rezoning of 415 E Oglethorpe Ave and approval of the text amendment as an alternative.
Bridget Lidy, Planning & Urban Design Director
Upper-story residential Draft Ordinance 18-003306-ZA.pdf