“Motor Court” Homes Proposed for Bell Rd: Withdrawn
The developer was requesting to reconfigure a portion the Bellmoore development into small 1 story ranch houses with shared driveways on tiny lots.
It was an unusual design, to maximize the land for development into smaller more affordable homes.
Tremendous outrage from area residents was received, as a result, the developer requested to withdraw their application at Monday nights meeting. City Council quickly approved the request.
This is a tactic more frequently being used. With an approved withdrawal, the developer can come back immediately with new plans. If it is denied, they have to wait a year. The negative side of the withdrawal is resident fatigue and time wasted on fighting 2 rezoning cases (that is, if they are both inappropriate) and also forfeited staff time.
Community Development is outsourced to CH2. Within their contract, they do 20 rezonings per year. These withdrawals and new applications factor individually into that quota.
Source: City of Johns Creek