Proposed amendment to create district for LakePoint complex
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Mar 10, 2011 | 2602 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A proposed amendment to Emerson's zoning ordinance will create a district specifically for LakePoint Sport's development planned for the city.

According to City Manager Kevin McBurnett, the proposed change would establish "a district named (MU-2) Mixed Use - LakePoint. It is a district that is site-specific for LakePoint."

The Planning and Zoning Commission tonight will hold a first reading of the proposed amendment, with the council following suit in a regular meeting Monday, according to agendas for both meetings.

In addition, the commission -- and council -- will hold a first reading of an amendment to the zoning map, which would reflect the LakePoint property zoned as MU-2.

Two other items on tonight's agenda will have LakePoint connections -- two annexation and rezoning requests from Watkins Associated Developers Inc. for a total of 45.92 acres will have first readings.

The first is for 43.098 acres off Old Allatoona Dam Road currently zoned Agriculture to be rezoned as Mixed Use-2. The second request asks that 2.822 acres at 430 Joe Frank Harris Parkway currently zoned Agriculture be rezoned as Mixed Use-2.

McBurnett said, "Items 7 and 8 [the rezoning requests] are properties that are to be purchased by the developers of LakePoint and desire to be included under the new MU-2."

Also on the planning and zoning agenda is:

* A public hearing/second reading of an annexation request made by Danny and Carol M. Silvers for 5 acres located at 107 Sixth St., currently zoned Agriculture requesting zoning as Residential.

* A public hearing/second reading of an annexation request made by Danny and Carol M. Silvers for 1.067 acres located at 131 Sixth St., currently zoned Agriculture requesting zoning as Residential.

* A first reading of an annexation request made by Mary Martin Johnson and Thomas Johnson for 1.231 acres located at 161 Old Alabama Road, currently zoned Agriculture requesting zoning as Residential.

* A first reading of an annexation request made by Mary Martin Johnson for 2.002 acres located at 163 Old Alabama Road, currently zoned Agriculture requesting zoning as Residential.

* A first reading of an annexation request made by Mary Martin Johnson and Thomas Johnson for 5.3 acres located at 165 Old Alabama Road, currently zoned Agriculture requesting zoning as Residential.

* A first reading to amend the City of Emerson Code of Ordinances Chapter 8, Zoning Article I.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at city hall.