Monday night’s City Council meeting dealt heavily with development around the City of Tucker.
One such project – Tucker Meridian – is well underway. Council voted unanimously to approve a Special Land Use Permit for a drive-thru lane at the new Einstein Brothers/Caribou Coffee restaurant. They also gave the green light to a concurrent variance that allows the drive-thru lane to be constructed on the front side of the building, alongside Lavista Road.
Council then heard presentations and held public hearings on four application items for the 88-acre development at the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hugh Howell Road. Formerly known as “Nexus Tucker”, the project is now called “The Rise”. Council questioned the developers on tax abatements and architectural design of the project. It is scheduled to come up for a second read and final vote at the City Council meeting on January 23.
Council also held public hearings on plans for a pair of neighboring developments along Northlake Parkway that would feature apartments and senior living facilities. This was a first read and is planned for a January 23 vote.
Council held a first read on an ordinance regarding a rental car tax before finishing the meeting with discussion of a Downtown Development Authority (DDA). No action was taken on either item.