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Conceptual site plan for the Jonesboro Road development west of Mt Olive Road.  The site plan shows apartment buildings on the north side of the development, townhouses, and a small commercial development area proposed by South City Partners, LLC.  (Photo Studio B+C)

South City Partners, LLC of Atlanta, GA is scheduled to appear before the BOC on Tuesday, May 18. This will be their third appearance regarding the rezoning of 31.1 +/- acres off Jonesboro Road. The property is west of Mt Olive Road and McDonough Christian Church.

Update: the BOC approved the rezoning application on Monday, June 14, 2021.

The applicant is requesting a rezoning from RA (agricultural residential) and R-2 (single family residential) to MU (mixed use). Previously, District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons had asked the applicant to add townhouses. Now South City Partners has submitted an updated sitemap with the revisions.

Earlier versions of the site plan depicted 280 apartments and 10.2 +/- acres of commercial space. The commercial area included offices, shops and restaurants. Now the applicant has reduced the commercial area to 2.48 +/- acres. This change makes room for townhouses in the project.

The updated site plan maintains 280 apartments as the first concept. The revision adds 80 townhouses to the proposal. Finally, commercial space totals 25,000 square feet of office/retail.

The office/retail area and townhouses are located along the Jonesboro Road frontage. The apartments would be to the north of the property in question. Primary road access will be from Jonesboro Road at Vinings Drive. Additionally, a secondary access point will be next to Mt Olive Road.

DRI threshold

The property in question was originally part of a larger rezoning application in 2019 totaling forty-three acres. In order to avoid triggering a Regional Impact Development (RID) review, the applicant has revised its application. The twelve acres immediately adjacent to Mt Olive Road were removed from consideration.

The DRI threshold for a mixed-use development is 500,000 square feet of total space. Planning staff recommended a zoning condition to limit building area to 498,600 square feet.

The BOC may revise, add, or remove proposed zoning conditions when reviewing the application. The Board of Directors will consider the follow-up to the request on Tuesday evening. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Featured image shows a revised concept site plan for the Jonesboro Road development. Photo credit B+C Studio.

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