All are invited - Exciting Agenda - Hillsborough-Wade Citizens Advisory Council meets tonight, 7 pm at Jaycee Park Community Center
The Hillsborough-Wade Citizens Advisory Council meets tonight, 7 pm at Jaycee Park Community Center. All are invited. If you come, you won’t be disappointed.
On the agenda:
The proposed development in Cameron Village, a teardown of the 55 existing condos along Bellwood Drive (located between Bellwood and the CV library; the site extends from Clark Avenue up to Cameron Street). The proposal is to rezone to allow construction of 349 apartment units — in buildings of 4-, 5- and in one place 7 stories — with a parking deck for some 500 parking vehicles. The actual rezoning application has yet to be filed, but the developer, the Worthing Corp. from Atlanta, intends to do so soon, and is coming tonight to present their plan. (No vote tonight. The CAC can’t vote until there’s an official application.)
ADUs are all the rage. We’ll have a panel discussion. ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Units. Also known as Backyard Cottages or Granny Flats, though if it’s really your granny are you gonna consign her to the back yard? Anyway, there are pros and cons, and a proposal to amend the zoning code to allow ADUs in some neighborhoods but not all. A wrinkle: State law seems to prohibit limiting ADUs to the yards of houses that are owner-occupied, as opposed to rental properties. It’s a big wrinkle, truly. Be nice to iron it out.
Dix Park. The future of the park is coming into view via a draft master plan that is very close to being finalized. Finalized meaning it’s about to unveiled for the City Council to consider. Final adoption of the master plan is slated for February, but if you thoughts about it, now’s the time. We’ll have a presentation on what the park planners have come up with. There’s a big city meeting on it next week, October 4.
Alleys. A zoning code change is in store for what’s allowed to be built next to an alley. Lots of alleys in our neighborhoods! Lots of existing ADUs too, for that matter… Y’all come! Bob Geary