Meeting Minutes Planning Commission

Date:

05/16/2016

Time:

07:00 PM

Meeting Location:

Council Chamber

Agenda Files:

MINUTES

CITY OF SUGAR HILL

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 – 7:00 PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

5039 WEST BROAD STREET

SUGAR HILL, GA.  30518

OFFICE:  770-945-6734

 

WORK SESSION:  6:45 PM

 

Present were:  Chairman Todd Herion, Vice Chairman Barry Pullen, Commission Members Rosemary Walsh, Jeremy White and Julie Adams.  Also present were Planning Director Kaipo Awana, Planner Susan Puri, Planning Technician Kimberly B. Landers, and City Attorney Frank Hartley.

 

CALL TO ORDER at 7:00 pm by the Chairman Todd Herion.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG led by Chairman, Todd Herion.

 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Commission Member Rosemary Walsh made a motion to approve the agenda.  Vice Chairman Barry Pullen made the second.  Approved 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of the April 18, 2016 minutes as written.

Vice Chairman Barry Pullen made a motion to approve the April 18, 2016 minutes as written.  Commission Member Julie Adams made the second.  Approved 3-2 (Todd Herion and Jeremy White abstained).

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING RZ-16-002 – Bellagio Properties is requesting a Change in Conditions to allow a 36,170 square foot grocery store for the properties located at 5769, 6001, & 5711 Cumming Highway, and 5705 Old Cumming Road, also known as Tax Parcel ID’s: 7-339-068, 069, 071 & 7-320-015 & 015A.

Planner Susan Puri went over the staff recommendation with the Commission Members.  The Public Hearing was opened.  Applicant representative Nick Thompson, Jeff Belyea Engineer, and Yomi Sanya, Lidl Owner Representative spoke on behalf of this request.  Nick Thompson indicated that he had made contact with the adjoining property owners to discuss the project.  Some of the other topics discussed were the mono pitched roof, better line of site for signage, enhanced buffer, and architectural changes to the dumpster.  Citizen Michael Gove indicated he was not in favor of, or against this request, but indicated the dumpster did not enhance the aesthetics in the current location, and he would prefer to see the nicer end of the building from Cumming Highway instead of the current plan.  He also asked if the plan would include a crosswalk, and encourage walkability for the area.  Planning Director Kaipo Awana indicated the applicant had conducted a Traffic Study.  Commission Member Rosemary Walsh questioned the request for additional parking.  Planning Director Kaipo Awana indicated the ITE manual was used to determine parking, but the applicant had not performed an analysis yet.  The Public Hearing was closed.  Planning Director Kaipo Awana explained staff’s position concerning the roof.  Vice Chairman Barry Pullen made a motion to table this request until the June Planning Commission meeting in order to give the applicant time to make assessment and address items discussed by staff and public comments.  Commission Member Rosemary Walsh made the second.  Approved 5-0.

 

 

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS

 

STAFF COMMENTS

 

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chariman Barry Pullen made a motion to adjourn.  Commission Member Rosemary Walsh made the second.  Approved 5-0.

 

Meeting adjourned 7:45 pm.