Rezoning Efforts in Tucker

Reposted here from social media

This year has brought a surge of outside developers looking to rezone parts of Tucker for higher-density development. The City Council already rejected the effort to pack a bunch of houses in on Sarin Court. Another developer has applied to put 15 where two currently exist along heavily traveled Cooledge Road (http://tuckerga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RZ-18-001-Application.pdf).

The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on two of the largest rezonings, which would jam close to 100 townhomes and houses on both sides of Lawrenceville Highway near Northlake Parkway. I am not sure of the exact number, because it keeps changing, so I am going by the number in their applications: http://tuckerga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Community-Council-Case-Summary-November-8-South-Lawrenceville.pdf

http://tuckerga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Community-Council-Case-Summary-November-8.pdf

This appears to be at least a 500 percent increase in the number of houses in that area, requiring a major rezoning to permit something this out of character with the rest of the community. It is amazing how much developers are seeking to redefine what Tucker is. That they are doing this so early in the city’s history is not surprising. If they can get these inappropriate developments passed in one part of Tucker, they can use them as justification to force similar rezonings in other parts of our city. Many of us bought homes in Tucker based on its existing vision, as preserved by its current zoning.

If you are tired of developers trying to redefine Tucker into their own high-traffic vision, you can write our city council members at:

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In addition to writing, you can express your views at Monday’s City Council meeting: http://tuckerga.gov/event/city-council-3-26-18/

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