A large commercial retail project being developed by The Broadway Group, LLC was recommended for denial for 2.45 acres on Browns Ferry Road near the I-75 exit at a meeting of the Planning Commission on Monday.
Until the meeting when multiple residents from the immediate area told the planning committee about the extensive water drainage and sewer overflow problems during heavy rains, the staff had planned to recommend the project.
The motion failed to pass, and it was recommended that the developer, who said he was unaware of those issues, get local engineers to address those concerns and come back to the commission meeting in November before the next step of going before the City Council.
The developer declined to say what tenant is planned for the building next to the Tiftonia Church of Christ. A site plan lists it with more than 12,000 square feet.
The site is near Parker Lane.
Also, a motion to recommend approval was given for two apartment buildings with a total of 40 units and a brewery at 1810 Chestnut St. on 2.2 acres directly across from Finley Stadium.
This requires the zoning change from M-1 (Manufacturing Zone) to C-3 (Central Business Zone).
The plan allows for 51 surface parking spaces and new internal streets with access to Chestnut. An existing brick building will remain, but several metal structures will be removed.
John Wise is the developer on this project.