Published on June 24th, 2015 |0
Garden Hills discusses 3 development proposals, votes pending
But the GHCA board apparently took no formal votes on any of the three development proposals, according to a report from one person who attended the meeting.
Board president Bobby Wolf had earlier indicated in an email votes might be taken at the meeting on the AIS plans (see BuckheadView’s story here) and the Piedmont Road development. (See BuckheadView’s advance story on the meeting here.)
According to BuckheadView’s source, the GHCA board needs to draft changes in an agreement it has with the Atlanta International School, which currently limits the enrollment to 1,164 students to allow a requested increase of 186 to 1,350 students. Then a vote can be taken.
The source said, “Indications were mainly positive from board members” toward AIS’ increased enrollment request and the rest of the school’s development plans and changes to the campus layout.
As for the proposed townhome development on Piedmont Road, the GHCA board apparently heard from a couple of residents in the neighborhood and
the developer as forecast in the preview story for the meeting.
“We are hoping they will come together and are trying to build that bridge,” Jeff Clark told BuckheadView in an email Wednesday morning.
Brand Properties presented its proposed plans for the redevelopment of the former Garden Hills shopping center and former Garden Hills Cinema to the GHCA board as well Tuesday night (plans BuckheadView disclosed in a story May 27, which can be read by clicking here).
No vote had been anticipated Tuesday night on Brand’s proposal, as this was just one of many anticipated discussions with the GHCA board about the proposal before GHCA votes to support or not support Brand’s plans.
Although there is a sign posted on the property—now a fenced-in green space—saying Brand’s plans will go before the city’s Zoning Review Board on July 5, there is little chance that will happen, since it has not been voted on by the neighborhood and has not yet been presented to the Neighborhood Planning Unit-B Zoning Committee or board for review and a vote.