Public Hearing Item No. 1 - SUP-2021-02 to allow “Residential Use as a Component of a Mixed-Use Building” on approximately 0.35 acres of property zoned CB at 5284 Lawrenceville Highway being identified as District 6, Land Lot 146, Parcel 003.
This property was part of an original 3.2-acre parcel zoned O-I in 1989 but it was never developed for non-residential use. In 2018, the property was subdivided, and this 0.35 acres fronting US29 was zoned CB (for potential assemblage) while the remaining acreage, zoned R-2, was designed as Townes at Greenleaf.
The lot includes a vacant one-story dwelling with basement under construction, with 1,148 sf on the main floor and unfinished basement and enclosed porch/sunroom. A residential driveway will continue to serve the site, as a commercial driveway permit was denied by GA DOT based on frontage requirements.
The applicant/owner intends to provide an apartment for an immediate family member in the basement/terrace level and convert the ground floor to office space to satisfy CB zoning with SUP. See applicant’s letter of intent.
ANALYSIS OF REZONING REQUEST
The original proposed Live-Work residence is not strictly consistent with 2019 Comprehensive Plan Character Area Map but the City of Lilburn 2011 Zoning Ordinance, Article 6, Section 602.-Use Table, allows Residential Use as a Component of a Mixed-Use Building in CB zoning district in the US29 Overlay with a Special Use Permit. As such, Article 7: Special Use Provision, Section 702. provides criteria for approval of Apartment/residence, above or behind commercial and office uses in the same building. Further, Zoning Ordinance, Article 5, Section 501 provides additional criteria within the Lawrenceville Highway/US29 Overlay.…. to achieve and maintain a unified and pleasing aesthetic/visual quality in landscaping, architecture, and signage…
Although in the basement level, the subject property satisfies some of the criteria (sidewalk, building orientation, parking location and interparcel access). And conditional approval provides for parking, landscaping and architectural design details. The size of the lot and building uses may not warrant stormwater analysis, a dumpster, site furniture or signage. And though the space in the rear yard might accommodate parking or garage, there is 150+/- feet to the nearest townhome, so parking lot lighting shall be limited through the plan review process.
Based upon Section 1003-8. Criteria for Special Use Permits, staff recommends APPROVAL of the SUP for Residential Use as a Component of a Mixed-Use Building subject to Sec. 702 with conditions recommended by Planning Director and Planning Commission at public hearing May 27, 2021.
- Public Hearing (Y/N)
- Planning Department
- Joellen Wilson, Planning Director
- Staff Recommendations:
- Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2021-565 approving SUP-2021-02 with conditions.
- Department Head Approval:
- J. Simpkins
- Mayor's Signature Required: