GDOT is reconsidering issuing the permit for the billboard at Fairway Package (141/SB) due to state laws regarding proximity to a cemetery.
The historic Macedonia freed slave cemetery is within 500 feet of the proposed location. A full survey of the area is expected in the near future.
A work stop order was placed on the new McGinnis Ferry Rd Billboard and it has now been taken down.
The adjoining landowner contended that the CC&R’s were not validly adopted for Tech Park, and lacked permission to construct the Billboard. It was also indicated the Billboard would have had an adverse impact on the Lakefield Shopping Center and the entire Johns Creek community.
Interestingly, the other Billboard on McGinnis Ferry Rd near LA Fitness is also on land under TPA CC&R’s. Will that be contested and taken down?
The billboards are a moving target due to the settlement, as they have a list of NEW locations to choose from, and there is also a clause in the settlement if the listed locations don’t work out, they can get another location within the City (that is unknown to the public). See below.
It is not clear in the agreement who at City Hall chooses these NEW UNKNOWN locations, or if they go before the Council for approval.
If Advertisers determine these consents cannot be obtained, then they shall inform the City and the City may indicate its preference for alternative locations either on Exhibit “A” or located on other sites selected by the City in its sole discretion, but the final decision as to the alternative location(s) shall be selected by Advertisers, either from Exhibit “A” or from alternative locations identified by the City as described above, after considering the City’s input.
Source: City of Johns Creek