City Council Update - February 2017
Tucker’s City Council held a pair of meetings in January, taking action on several important issues.
On the development front, Council voted to allow the Einstein Bros./Caribou Coffee at the new Tucker Meridian shopping center to build a drive-thru lane. They denied a petition to convert the Northlake Inn into an assisted living facility. They also began review of a proposed 14,500-square foot family life center at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on Brockett Road..
One development that garnered a lot of attention in the community was the proposed 88-acre mixed-use project at the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hugh Howell Road. At the City Council meeting on January 23, developer Stephen Macauley asked to withdraw his petition. He has stated publicly that he plans to re-submit plans to the City at a later date..
At that same meeting, Council voted unanimously to approve an excise tax of three percent on all motor vehicles that are rented in within the city limits.
Looking ahead to February, Council is scheduled to vote on the Mt. Moriah project as well as a development that would bring 210 apartment units next to the Old Hickory House Restaurant.