Staff Recommends Denial Of Trey Stanley Request For Rezoning For Avondale Duplex

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The staff of the Regional Planning Agency is recommending denial on a request by developer Trey Stanley for rezoning to allow construction of a duplex in Avondale.

Mr. Stanley wants to build a duplex on a vacant lot at 2506 Ocoee St.

Uses on the adjacent properties to the north and east are residential and commercial on the south and west. Directly across from the site, on Ocoee Street, is a duplex, a vacant home, and a single-family residence. Directly adjacent to the site on the east is a single-family residence and on the south side across Hiawassee Street is vacant property.

The staff said, "RPA recommends denying the applicant’s request to rezone 2506 Ocoee Street from R-1 Residential Zone to R-2 Residential Zone for a duplex. During the public planning process for the zoning study that rezoned this property to R-1 Residential, local stakeholders consistently voiced concern over the balance of duplex housing and single-family residences in the community. That study emphasized that the Avondale Neighborhood Plan seeks to preserve existing single-family housing while maintaining a balance of housing types and that future duplexes may be recommended in selected areas of the neighborhood. Although the plan does have a recommended land use, that includes duplexes, for certain portions of Avondale, this location is not one of those areas. The adopted 2004 Avondale Neighborhood Plan recommends this lot remain single-family residential. That category is “typified by detached single-family dwellings”. This recommendation is intended to maintain the integrity of the residential neighborhood."


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