Tucker’s City Council met Monday night at Tucker Recreation Center for the second of their two scheduled meetings in the month of January.
A standing room only crowd turned out to participate in public hearings on four different applications. Right off the bat, one applicant – Fairfield Apartments – asked for their hearing to be deferred. That project calls for a 210-unit apartment development to neighbor the Old Hickory House on Northlake Parkway. With the deferral, there will now be a public hearing and presentation on February 13. City Council is expected to cast a final vote at that meeting.
City Council also heard a presentation and held a public hearing on the 14,500-square foot family life center being planned along Brockett Road at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church location. This was a first read, with a second read and final vote expected on February 13.
Council then held the first of two readings on an annexation application by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (4278 Chamblee Tucker Road), followed by a unanimous vote in favor of approving a three percent excise tax on rental motor vehicles. They also voted unanimously to deny a petition that sought to convert the Northlake Inn to an assisted living facility.
The final item on the agenda was the proposed 88-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hugh Howell Road. After lengthy discussion and input from the public, developer Stephen Macauley asked that he be allowed to withdraw his petition. Council granted that request by a 6-1 vote meaning that, should the developer choose, he would be eligible to bring the plan back through the approval process this spring.