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May 20, 2016
The City of Lilburn is considering changes to its zoning ordinance and map, which specifies requirements for development activity within the city limits. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation about the changes at its May 26 meeting. The Lilburn City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal at its June 13 meeting.
The zoning map assigns each parcel in the city to a specific zoning category and outlines overlay districts. The US 29 Corridor Overlay is a set of additional development regulations along the city's main thoroughfare, such as architectural and landscaping requirements. The proposed map expands the Corridor Overlay boundaries to include more properties along the city's other major corridors, including Pleasant Hill Road, Beaver Ruin Road, Indian Trail Road, and Rockbridge Road.
"We want the city to put its best foot forward on the most heavily traveled roads," said Doug Stacks, Director of Planning and Economic Development. "Since it was first implemented in 2012, the US 29 Overlay has improved the appearance of the city's main corridor. This encourages patronage of local businesses and increases the value of being on US 29."
To ensure high-quality development in the heart of the city, the planning staff also recommends expanding the Town Center Overlay throughout Old Town. Staff also recommends extending the mixed use zoning category along Main Street, which would encourage more businesses and high-density housing.
Links: Proposed zoning mapCurrent zoning map
Lilburn Planning Commission MeetingMay 26, 20167 p.m. Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St.
Lilburn City Council MeetingJune 13, 20167:30 p.m. Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St.
Contact information:Department of Planning and Economic Development: 770-279-3710Doug Stacks, Director, email@example.comJoellen Wilson, City Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org