Tucker’s City Council kept busy during the month of October, holding four public meetings to discuss a range of issues.
At their October 9 meeting, Council voted 5-0 to approve a series of variances and a special land use permit (SLUP) for a 94,800-square-foot climate controlled multi-warehouse facility on Northlake Center Drive. That permission was granted contingent on several conditions that ensure the building is of the highest standards. They also voted 5-0 to approve a group of amendments to Tucker’s zoning ordinance. Those changes include new limitations on massage establishments and linear lighting in the City, as well as refining the definition of ‘family’ to better balance protection of our single-family neighborhoods with a changing population.
The next night, Council invited the community to a Town Hall meeting to answer questions and hear concerns from residents and other stakeholders. The gathering, which was hosted at Tucker Middle School, focused heavily on details of the EHOST/SPLOST referendum.
On October 23, Council held its second regular bimonthly meeting at the City Hall Annex. They voted unanimously to approve amendments to the City’s Land Development Ordinance including changes to street, sidewalk, easement and driveway standards. The effort to update and further refine this important land development tool comes amid increasing residential development and demand in Tucker. Council then held a first read and public hearing on a proposed 18-unit single-family development on Saren Court. The project, which had been deferred from the summertime, is scheduled to come up again for a public hearing and final vote at the Council meeting on November 13.
Once the regular City Council meeting was adjourned, Council held a work session to hear a presentation on multi-family housing inventory within the City.