The six subject parcels front Lawrenceville Highway and are surrounded by Commercial Business zoning and a mix of commercial and residential uses. The subject site exists within the U.S. 29 Overlay District. The parcels were zoned CB prior to 2011 and have not seen zoning action in over a decade. Parcels 008 and 009 are vacant, parcels 010 and 011 have residential structures with office uses, and parcels 012 and 013 are occupied by a landscape nursery operating out of several residential structures.
Applicant seeks to assemble and rezone approximately 8 +/- acres of the 9.25 acre site to R2, Medium Density Residential in conjunction with a Special Use Permit for the development of a townhome subdivision with 65+ fee simple (for sale) townhomes. The remaining 1+/- acre is proposed to be deeded to DDA for the development of a commercial outparcel fronting on U.S. 29 and screening the townhome development.
Staff is awaiting updated plan for review as well as comments from DDA, and Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for July 28th, 2022. Staff recommends tabling so that the proposal may be considered by DDA & Planning Commission, prior to a public hearing before Council.
State statute requires an Intergovernmental Agreement between Gwinnett County and its 16 cities regarding the distribution of proceeds related to the 2022 SPLOST referendum. If voters approve the six-year SPLOST referendum in November 2022, collection dates will be April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2029.
The City of Lilburn will receive an estimated total of $20,821,224:
Roads, Streets, Bridges $14,574,857 (70%)
Recreation $4,372,457 (21%)
Public Safety $1,873,910 (9%)
The city is currently contracting with AT&T for network services, and AT&T supplies the required equipment including routers, cables, transceivers, switches, and associated hardware and support. The city is soliciting bids that will allow us to own our own dark fiber ring. Once the dark fiber ring is installed, the city will be responsible for network firewall to protect us from hacking attempts as well as network switches to connect our locations and control the speed of the network. The requested purchase of network equipment from SHI comes with a three-year extended service agreement. The funding source is the American Rescue Act Fund.
Approval of this agenda item also permits the City Manager to execute the contract with SHI.