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July 9, 2020 City Council Meeting
15. Approval to Rezone 65.28 Acres of Property on Stillwood Drive and Cedar Grove Avenue (Savannah Country Day School), District 6 (File No. 20-000090-ZA)
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Josh Yellin for Savannah Country Day School, Petitioner (File No. 20-000090-ZA) is requesting approval of a rezoning map amendment for four (4) parcels bounded by Stillwood Drive, Willow Road, White Bluff Road and Greenbriar Drive (PINs 20690 02001, 20690 03001, 20690 03002 and 20653 03004B). The petitioner is requesting to rezone these parcels from the RSF-6 (Residential Single-family-6) district to the OI-E (Office and Institutional-Expanded) Zoning District. Due to the legal non-conformity of the parcels, any expansion of the use would require the petitioner to apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for relief for nonconforming uses, per Article 11 Section 11.4.2(b)(i).

The petitioner has stated the purpose of the requested map amendment is to bring the parcels into conformity to permit the expansion of the use and/or buildings associated with the use without petitioning for nonconforming relief for each expansion.

On February 25, 2020, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval of the petition to rezone the subject properties from an RSF-6 zoning classification to an OI-E zoning classification.

Following the Zoning Hearing and 1st Reading held during the City Council meeting on June 25, 2020, the petitioner hosted a neighborhood meeting on June 30, 2020, to discuss the conditions Alderman Purtee proposed for the rezoning which included:

  1. A recorded restriction that would require that Savannah Country Day School continue as a school for the next 15 years; and

  2. A willingness for Savannah Country Day School to meet with neighbors with respect to any material improvement to its campus, and these improvements would be shown on a form of master plan or development plan that would identify the location and general design of such improvements.

Approval with conditions.

Bridget Lidy, Planning and Urban Design Director
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Review Comments
Exhibit 1: MPC Recommendation.pdf
Exhibit 2: Draft Ordinance including Additional Conditions
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