GA - Gainesville: Meeting

Issues discussed this meeting include:

When and Where is the Next Meeting?

Meeting

Planning and Appeals Board Agenda Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 PM

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Public Safety Complex (Gainesville Justice Center) Municipal Court Room, 701 Queen City Parkway

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1. CALL TO ORDER

2. MINUTES

A. February 11, 2020 PAB Meeting Minutes

3. OLD BUSINESS

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4. NEW BUSINESS

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A. Variance Requests

(1) Request from Eric Aguirre to vary the rear yard setback and the impervious area requirements on a 0.26 acre tract located on the west side of

Central Avenue, south of Myrtle Street (a/k/a 652 Central Avenue, SW), having a zoning of Residential-II (R-II). Ward Number: Four Tax Parcel Number(s): 01-125-004-011 Request: Detached shed
Tagged Interests: taxes, Taxes, zoning, and property

5. MISCELLANEOUS

6. ADJOURNMENT

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CITY OF GAINESVILLE

AGENDAREQUEST Date Submitted: 2/18/2020

Presenter: N/A

Item of Business: February 11, 2020 PAB Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Date: 3/10/2020

Purpose of Request: The purpose of this request is to allow the Planning and Appeals Board to approve the minutes from the referenced meeting.

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History/Background:

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Facts Issues for Consideration: The draft minutes were reviewed by the Planning Manager and Community Development Director.

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Department Recommendation: Approval of the minutes as presented.

Department Director: Rusty Ligon

If funding is involved, are funds approved within the current budget? N/A

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Amount Requested: Source of Funds:

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Finance Comments:

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Administrative Comments:

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Draft Minutes Minutes

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GAINESVILLE PLANNING AND APPEALS BOARD DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETING

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FEBRUARY 11, 2020

CALL TO ORDER Chairman Carter at 5:30 p.m.

Members Present: Chairman Doug Carter, Vice-Chair Jane Fleming and Board Members

Rich White, Eddie Martin, Kelvin Simmons and Carmen Delgado

Members Absent: Board Member Ryan Thompson

Staff Present: Community Economic Development Deputy Director Matt Tate and

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Recording Secretary Gwen Fleming

Others Present: Council Members George Wangemann Barbara Brooks

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MINUTES OF JANUARY 14, 2020

Motion made by Board Member Delgado Motion seconded by Board Member White Vote 6 favor, 1 absent (Thompson)

NEW BUSINESS

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A. Rezoning Requests

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1) Request from Davis Pine, LLC to rezone a 0.47 acre tract located at the northwest side of

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the intersection of Davis Street and Wills Street (a/k/a 890, 892 and 898 Wills Street, SW) from General Business (G-B) to Residential-II (R-II).

Ward Number: Three Tax Parcel Number(s): 01-030-006-003 Request: Seven multi-family apartments
Tagged Interests: business, streets, taxes, Taxes, and property

Staff Presentation: Deputy Director Matt Tate gave the following staff presentation:

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject 0.47 acre property from G-B to R-II for the purpose of constructing seven (7) townhome style

apartments.
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The property contains a parking lot and three metal buildings occupied by three churches that will be demolished as part of the redevelopment.

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, church, property, and parking

The subject property is located within the Midtown Overlay Zone and the adjacent properties include the Enclave apartments, vacant land, auto tire

shop, North Georgia Supply and a bakery.
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The proposal will be similar in design and appearance as the adjacent Enclave apartments which consist of two-story units, each with a minimum of

1,500 square feet of heated floor space.

Access is planned from the future reopening / extension of Davis Street.

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The Gainesville Future Development Map places the subject property within the Mixed-Use Midtown land use category which allows for a mixture of land

uses including residential.
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As well, the property is located within the Central Core Character Area specifically within the Downtown/Midtown subarea which supports mixed-income

high quality multi-family housing development.
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The Planning Division staff is recommending conditional approval of this rezoning request with a zoning of Residential-II (R-II) based on the

Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the mixture of residential and non-residential uses.
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Applicant Presentation: Robbie Robison, P.O. Box 896, stated he represents the developer. He agrees with everything stated by Mr. Tate and the

development is the exact same as the Enclave apartments. He said the buildings are vacant and they gave the churches notice back in October and vacated February 1st. He will be glad to answer any questions.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, development, church, and Development

FAVOR: None

OPPOSE: None

Planning and Appeals Board Comments: None

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There was a motion to recommend conditional approval of the request to rezone the subject property from General Business (G-B) to Residential-II

(R-II) zoning as presented with the following conditions:
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Conditions

1. The development standards within the applicant s narrative, concept plan and architectural renderings shall be made part of the zoning ordinance,

and shall be subject to the Community Economic Development Director approval. Any zoning conditions adopted as part of this zoning ordinance that conflict with the applicant s narrative, concept plan and architectural renderings shall take precedence over the applicant s development standards.
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2. All access point design for the subject property shall require review and approval

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by the Gainesville Public Works Director. All required access/traffic/sidewalk

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improvements associated with the proposed development shall be constructed at

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the full expense of the property owner/developer.

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3. An updated as-built boundary survey/plat of the subject property, indicating all

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improvements required for the proposed use, shall be recorded prior to obtaining

a Certificate of Occupancy.

Motion made by Board Member Martin Motion seconded by Board Member Simmons Vote 6 favor, 1 absent (Thompson)

2) Request from Gainesville Non-Profit Development Foundation to rezone a 1.07 acre tract located at the southeast and southwest side of the

intersection of Davis Street and Wills Street (a/k/a 623, 635, 641 and 645 Davis Street, SW) from General Business (G-B) and Heavy Industrial (H-I) to Residential-II (R-II).
Tagged Interests: business, streets, development, industrial, zoning, and Development

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Ward Number: Three Tax Parcel Number(s): 01-030-005-004; 01-030-006-003A; 01-030-007-001 Request: Four single-family homes

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Staff Presentation: Deputy Director Matt Tate gave the following staff presentation:

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject 1.07 acres property and a portion of the Davis Street cul-de-sac from G-B and H-I to R-II in order

to develop four (4) single-family homes and to bring the entire property owned by the GNPDF under one zoning.
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The subject property is located within the Midtown Overlay Zone and the surrounding properties include single-family homes, Enclave apartments, gas

station, three churches and various office warehouse uses.
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The subject property contains three vacant lots that will be reconfigured into four lots for homes ranging from 1,150 to 1,500 square feet in size

providing three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
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The proposed homes will be part of the overall 5-lot, Davis Street Cottages designed to provide affordable housing and sold to income-eligible

individuals and families.
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The adjacent lot to the east owned by the applicant is already zoned R-II.

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Through a separate but coordinated effort, Davis Street will be reopened / improved to provide access to Queen City Parkway and the Davis Street

cul-de-sac is in the process of being removed to become part of the proposed development.
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Parking will be located to the rear of the homes and two shared driveways will be constructed in order to reduce the number of curb cuts along Davis

Street.
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Perimeter fencing and a vegetated landscape berm will be installed along the western boundary line and across the rear of the proposed lots.

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The Gainesville Future Development Map places the subject property within the Mixed-Use Midtown land use category and within the Central Core

Character Area which allows for a mixture of land uses including residential.
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The Planning Division staff is recommending conditional approval of this rezoning request with a zoning of Residential-II (R-II) based on the

Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the mixture of residential and non-residential uses.
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Applicant Presentation: Mr. Tate stated construction should begin early spring. Chairman Carter stated that Mr. Tate is not only handling the staff

report but also sharing on behalf of Gainesville Non-Profit Development Foundation.
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FAVOR: None

OPPOSE: None

Planning and Appeals Board Comments: None

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There was a motion to recommend conditional approval of the request to rezone the subject property from General Business (G-B) and Heavy Industrial

(H-I) to Residential-II (R-II) zoning as presented with the following conditions:
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Conditions

1. The development standards within the applicant s narrative, concept plan and architectural renderings shall be made part of the zoning ordinance,

and shall be subject to the Community Economic Development Director approval.
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2. All access point design for the subject property shall require review and approval

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by the Gainesville Public Works Director.

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Motion made by Board Member White Motion seconded by Board Member Delgado Vote 6 favor, 1 absent (Thompson)

B. Special Use Request

1) Request from Palmetto Capital Group for a special use on a 0.84 acre tract located southwest of the intersection of Dawsonville Highway and Pearl

Nix Parkway, across from Lakeshore Drive (a/k/a 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, SW), having a zoning of Regional Business (R-B). Ward Number: Five Tax Parcel Number(s): 01-119-003-041A (Part) Request: Automotive Care Center
Tagged Interests: business, taxes, Taxes, zoning, and property

Staff Presentation: Deputy Director Matt Tate gave the following staff presentation:

The applicant is proposing a special use within Regional Business (R-B) zoning to allow for the development of a Firestone auto care center.

Tagged Interests: business, development, zoning, transportation, and Development

The property is located within the Gateway Corridor Overlay Zone and adjacent uses include Lakeshore Mall, Shell gas station, retail strip center,

Masonic Lodge, Little Davenport Funeral Home and the Lakeshore Heights subdivision.
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The subject property is part of the Lakeshore Mall property and is intended to be subdivided to create a new 0.84 acre outparcel lot.

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The front of the proposed building will face Dawsonville Highway and will be approximately 5,700 square feet in size with 7- car bays and will

contain indoor storage for all inventory including tires.
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Internal mall access is proposed from two existing driveways that will be improved and the existing asphalt parking surface will be regraded and

resurfaced to include 26 parking spaces.
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A Firestone auto care center was previously located within the mall property in front of Dick s Sporting Goods facing Pearl Nix Parkway. The building

was demolished in 2013. A Sears auto care center was also previously located within the mall property.
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According to the Gainesville Department of Water Resources, the City owns and operates an existing 8 sanitary sewer that may be required to be

relocated in order to construct the building depending on its location.
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The Gainesville 2030 Future Development Map places the subject property within the Mixed-Use General land use category which allows for neighborhood

retail uses.
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As well, the property is located within the Longwood Cove Character Area which supports commercial uses.

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The Planning Division staff is recommending conditional approval of this special use request, based on the Comprehensive Plan and the adjacent

non-residential land uses.
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Applicant Presentation: Josh Spence, 3280 Peachtree Road, stated he represents Palmetto Capital Group, the developer. He had nothing to add since Mr.

Tate covered it well and will be happy to answer any questions.
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FAVOR: None

OPPOSE: None

Planning and Appeals Board Comments: Board Member Fleming was concerned about where tires would be stored. Mr. Tate stated that storage for all

inventory would be indoors. He said this is a requirement within the Gateway.
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There was a motion to recommend conditional approval of the special use request for an automotive care center as presented with the following

conditions:

Conditions

1. The proposed development shall be generally consistent with the concept plan and architectural elevations provided with this special use

application and shall meet the Gateway Corridor Overlay Zone and Architectural Design Standards within Chapter 9-9-5 of the Unified Land Development Code.
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2. Prohibited uses for the subject property shall include extended stay hotels, motels/hotels with rooms accessed from the exterior of the building,

adult novelty stores, group homes, crisis centers, adult entertainment centers, pawn shops, dollar-type stores, massage parlors, hookah lounge, tobacco or vaping stores, gas station/convenience stores, auto body shops, automobile sales establishments, marine sales or repair stores, automated or non-automated car washes, truck stops, coin-laundry facilities, tattoo parlors, psychics, fortune tellers, clairvoyants and the like.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, sale, hotel, transportation, property, commercial, body art, and tobacco

3. An electronic message board sign is not permitted for the subject property.

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4. All access point design for the subject property shall require review and approval by the Gainesville Public Works Department Director and shall

be limited to the existing interior driveway within the Lakeshore Mall property. All required access/traffic/sidewalk improvements associated with the proposed development shall be at the full expense of the developer/property owner.
Tagged Interests: streets, development, Development, Public Works, public works, property, commercial, Pedestrian, and traffic

5. An updated as-built boundary survey/plat of the subject property, indicating all improvements required for the proposed use, shall be recorded

prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy.
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Motion made by Board Member Martin Motion seconded by Board Member White Vote 6 favor, 1 absent (Thompson)

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ADJOURNMENT

There was a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:48 p.m.

Motion made by Board Member Martin Motion seconded by Board Member White Vote 6 favor, 1 absent (Thompson)

Respectfully submitted,

Doug Carter, Chairman

Gwen Fleming, Recording Secretary

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CITY OF GAINESVILLE

AGENDAREQUEST Date Submitted: 2/18/2020

Presenter: Matt Tate

Item of Business: Request from Eric Aguirre to vary the rear yard setback and the impervious area requirements on a 0.26 acre tract located on the

west side of Central Avenue, south of Myrtle Street (a/k/a 652 Central Avenue, SW), having a zoning of Residential-II (R-II). Ward Number: Four Tax Parcel Number(s): 01-125-004-011 Request: Detached shed
Tagged Interests: business, taxes, Taxes, zoning, and property

Meeting Date: 3/10/2020

Purpose of Request: The applicant is proposing to vary the rear yard setback from 10-feet to 3-feet for an existing detached shed and to vary the

maximum impervious area requirement from 60 to 70 . The property consists of a single-family home and a detached shed that has been expanded upon over the past 15 to 20 years. The property owner is basing the hardship on the small size of the lot and states they were unaware there was a setback and impervious area requirement when the property was originally purchased and the shed was expanded. The adjacent properties are zoned Residential-II (R-II) and include mostly single-family homes and a residential duplex.
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History/Background:

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Facts Issues for Consideration:

Department Recommendation:

Department Director: Rusty Ligon

If funding is involved, are funds approved within the current budget? N/A

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Amount Requested: Source of Funds:

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Finance Comments:

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Administrative Comments:

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Location Maps Backup Material Hardship Statement Backup Material Original Survey Backup Material Updated Survey Backup

Material Exterior Photos Backup Material

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Tax Parcel:

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Request:

Subject Property Address:

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Meeting Date:

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Subject Property Applicant: ERIC AGUIRRE

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VARIANCE REQUEST Vary the rear yard setback and the impervious area requirementson a 0.26+/- acre tract for a detached shed within

Residential-II(R-II) zoning 652 Central Avenue, SW 01-125-004-011
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Laundromat

AutoZone

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Tax Parcel:

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Request:

Subject Property Address:

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Meeting Date:

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Subject Property Applicant: ERIC AGUIRRE

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VARIANCE REQUEST Vary the rear yard setback and the impervious area requirementson a 0.26+/- acre tract for a detached shed within

Residential-II(R-II) zoning 652 Central Avenue, SW 01-125-004-011
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Laundromat

AutoZone

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Meeting Agenda 2020-02-11 PAB Meeting Minutes Eric Aguirre - 652 Central Avenue, SW