City Council Wrap-Up August 27, 2018

City-Council-Aug-27-18-2Tucker’s City Council held its final August meeting on Monday night, approving a 12.2-acre residential development in the southwest part of the City.

The project, which required a rezoning, variance and a comprehensive plan amendment, passed on a series of 5-0 votes. The project is being overseen by local developer Minerva, LLC. It calls for 18 single-family homes and 55 townhomes to be situated on the site of the baseball fields owned by Rehoboth Baptist Church. The developer has promised a pedestrian connection from the property to neighboring Johns Homestead Park, as well as two new pocket parks within the development.  

Earlier in the meeting, Council voted 5-0 to approve a contract with New South Associates to perform a Historic Resource Report for the City. The report, which was budgeted for in the approved Fiscal Year 2019 budget, comes at a cost of $45,652.79. Per the terms of the contract, New South Associates will engage the community in the process, incorporating local knowledge and including an oral history component. The end result will be a comprehensive listing of Tucker’s historical assets.

The next scheduled City Council meeting will be September 10 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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