On Tuesday, September 11, the UHNA Planning/Zoning Committee Chair, Ben Hudgins, the UHNA President, Steven Lindsay, and the NPU-D Rep, Eva Nason, met with the City Council member for this area, Dustin Hillis, to ascertain whether there were any overriding concerns regarding the Rezoning Application for a high-density apartment development at 1990 Defoor Avenue which would be likely to interfere with the City Council accepting the decision of the ZRB as to whether to approve this rezoning or not. There are not at this time. (See below ** for info on the rezoning process.)
On September 18, Underwood Hills can begin the process of taking our opinion and concerns to Atlanta's Zoning Review Board regarding the 1990 Defoor Rezoning Application for a precedent-setting high-density apartment development (the surrounding area is only medium-density and is all designated to be medium-density on Atlanta's Comprehensive Development Plan, CDP). The September 18 meeting (open to all) is for the Steering Committee of the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association to prepare for the full-body UHNA General meeting on Monday, October 9, at which a vote will be taken on the 1990 Defoor Rezoning Application.
Also, to be discussed at the UHNA Steering Committee meeting on 9-18 and voted on at the full-body UHNA General Meeting on 10-9 are 3 additional matters.
1. a liquor license request for the business, Affordable Spirits, at 1151 Chattahoochee Ave.,
2. a parking reduction request from 888 spaces to 183 for an indoor go-cart racing operation at the cul-de-sac end of Seaboard Industrial Blvd. and
3. a potential subdivision of 2 lots into 3 by Josh Hall
** When there is an application for the rezoning of a property in the city of Atlanta, the application is considered by at least 6 groups of people, i.e. 1. those who are most adjacent to the property (the neighborhood), 2. the relevant one of the 25 Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) into which the city is divided, 3. the advisory Zoning Review Board (ZRB), 4. the Zoning Committee of the City Council, 5. the full City Council and 6. the mayor.