An Ordinance by Zoning Committee to rezone property located at 55 Milton Avenue, , from I-lC Overlay (Llght Industrial Conditional BeltlLine Overlay to MR 4 (Multifamily Residential BeltLinc Overlay), and for other purposes.
The applicant has requested a 3()-day deferral to allow additional time work with the Neighborhood and the NPU. Staff is supportive of this request.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 30-DAY DEFERRAL - NOVEMBER 2017
An Ordinance by Zoning Committee to rezone property located at 55 Milton Avenue, S.E. from I-I C/BeltLine Overlay (Light Industrial Conditional/BeltLine Overlay) to MR4 (Multifamily Residential/BeltLine Overlay)., and for other purposes.
FINDINGS OF FACT:
Property Location: The subject property consists of a large one-story warehouse. The subject property fronts 523 feet on the west side of Milton Avenue, S.E. beginning 425 feet from the intersection of Milton Avenue, S.E. and Hank Aaron Drive, S.E. The properties are located in Land Lot 55 of District 14 in NPU V, in the Peoplestown neighborhood of Council District l.
Property Size and Physical Features: The subject property consists of a large one-story warehouse building. The topography of the lot is relatively flat with a drop down towards Milton Avenue. Vehicular access to the property is gained through the ingress and egress at Milton Avenue. There are many mature shrubs and heavy vegetation along the perimeter of the subject property.
CDP Land Use Map Designation: The current land use category for the site is Industrial.
Currentmast Use of Property: The subject property is currently developed with a one-story warehouse use for the Yellow Cab of Georgia Company. Staff is not aware of any previous uses.
Surrounding Zoning/Land Uses: The current land use for this parcel is Industrial and the zoning designation is I-I-C (Light Industrial Conditional) District. Other zoning districts in the immediate area are MR-4A-C (Multi-Family Residential Conditional) and MRC-3-C (Multi-Family Commerical Conditional) and land use designations are High-Density Residential.
Z- 17-64 for 55 Milton Avenue SE
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- Transportation System: Milton Avenue is classified as a local street. The closest MARTA bus stop is route #55 at Hank Aaron Drive and Weyman Avenue approximately 0.1 miles from the subject property.
This application seeks to rezone the site from the I-I-C (Light Industrial Conditional) zoning to the MR-4 (Multi-Family Residential) zoning for the construction of a multifamily development with associated parking intended for workforce housing.
Net Lot Area:
149,411 square feet
Gross Lot Area:
164,381 square feet
Total F.A.R. Allowed (Residential):
1.5 (222,622 square feet)
Residential F.A.R. Proposed:
I .49 (221 ,904 square feet)
Building Height Max Allowed:
Building Height Proposed:
60' feet (4 stories)
Useable Open Space Required:
Useable Open Space Proposed:
87,122 square feet
Number of Units:
Minimum Parking Required:
287 spaces (BeltLine- 1.25/1 bedroom; 2/2+ bedroom)
Maximum Parking Required:
339 spaces (l .8/unit)
4 spaces (200-500k)
Bike Parking Spaces Required:
38 (l space per 5 units)
Bike Parking Spaces Provided:
- Compatibility with comprehensive development plan (CDP): timing of development:
- Availability of and effect of public facilities and services: referral to other agencies:
- Availability of other land suitable for proposed use: environmental effect on balance of land uses: There are no other similarly situated properties available for acquisition and development as proposed by the applicant. The proximity of the property to the Atlanta
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BcltLinc makes it uniquely appropriate for the proposed use. Furthcr, the addition of the multifamily housing complex is a needed addition to lhc Milton Avcnuc corridor, which still has many industrial uses that are either underutilized or vacant.
Effect on character of the neighborhood: The character of the neighborhood will not be adversely impacted by the zoning proposal. Currently, the surrounding properties include a large amount of vacant industrial buildings. The proposed development will add a new vertically integrated multi-family development to the mostly industrial and residential fabric in this corridor. The proposed development will improve the character of the neighborhood. Staff approves of such effects.
Suitability of proposed land use: The proposed development will revitalize a currently underdeveloped portion of Milton Avenue. Funher, the change in use and the streetscape required by the zoning will activate a block that is currently not contributing to the pedestrian experience in the area that will require such attention with the preparation of the Atlanta BeltLine's southeast trail.
Effect on the adiacent property: The project is not consistent with the vacant uses in the immediate area and will not adversely affect the adjacent property. The addition of housing will add an element missing from this corridor. The rezoning proposal will provide a catalyst for development activity and provide a new residential presence in this area which will benefit will benefit adjacent properties.
Economic use of current zoning: The existing zoning has economic valued as currently zoned. However, the existing zoning is not consistent with the vision for this area. The proposed multi-family development creates a viable use of the property commensurate with the development trends on the future southeast trail of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Tree Preservation: Development of the property must comply with the City of Atlanta Tree Ordinance at the time of permitting.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL