With 2018 continuing its very busy start, the Mayor and City Council met four times in the month of February. The first of those meetings took place on February 5, when the Council voted to approve a moratorium on new land use applications that would seek to rezone properties to the higher-density RSM classification. Applications that were already accepted by staff before that vote are still being allowed to go through the legislative process.
On February 12, Council held public hearings on a pair of residential developments along Lawrenceville Highway. One of the developments, proposing 24 single-family detached homes on the north side of Lawrenceville Highway just west of Northlake Parkway, was unanimously deferred during the Council’s February 26 meeting. The other, planned for 56 townhomes on the south side of Lawrenceville Highway just west of Cooledge Road, was also unanimously deferred at the same meeting. Both will be presented at the March 26th regularly scheduled meeting.
Sandwiched in between, Council held a special called meeting on February 20 to allow a public hearing on the annexation petition by the owners of Briarcliff Village Shopping Center. The vote on that annexation took place at the February 26 meeting; a unanimous approval by the City Council. Briarcliff Village officially became a part of the City of Tucker on March 1.