City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
17-O-1210

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS NATALYN M. ARCHIBONG AND CARLA SMITH TO AMEND THE 2016 COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING
THE POLICIES SUBMITTED BY THE KIRKWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 5 Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Councilmember, District 1 Carla Smith
Category:Personal Paper

Item Discussion

(Public Hearing held 6/12/17)

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization (KNO) has expressed a desire to clarify references regarding the western boundary of the greenspace in the green space zone designated in the 2016 City of Atlanta/Kirkwood Community Development Plan (2016 CDP); and

 

WHEREAS, KNO would like to amend the CDP language to ensure that future development is adequately buffered with green space, the negative impact on Warren Street is limited, and the forest canopy is protected; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2011 "Pullman Yard- Community Development Priorities document includes a clear focus on conservation of greenspace, passive use and stream protection.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ATLANTA GEORGIA, as follows:

 

Section 1.  The 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan is hereby amended to add the following statements under Neighborhood Planning Units Policies:

 

1.              Under Principles

Add: Protect the forest canopy, natural terrain and steep slopes of the designated green space zone at 225 Rogers Street.

 

2.              Under Policy

Add: Promote greenspace use at the designated green space zone at 225 Rogers Street

 

3.              Under Development Plan Zones/Green Zone

To existing information add:

a)              The intent of the green space is to conserve and protect the forest canopy (an old growth remnant forest with young and mature trees and intact plant communities) and the lower elevations between the western steep slopes and the stream [natural terrain] for passive recreational uses and as an upper watershed buffer to protect Hardee Creek;

b)              The boundaries of the greenspace zone are representative of the green space (non­development zone) with an area of approximately 8 acres and an approximate width of 300ft east to west). The western boundary of the green space zone (abutting the future development area) is defined by the east face of the southernmost historic building going due south to the southern property line.

 

Section 2. All ordinances and resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby waived for purposes of this Ordinance only, and only to the extent of said conflict.

 

Meeting History

Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Apr 25, 2017 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [6 TO 0]
MOVER:Michael Julian Bond, Post 1 At-Large
SECONDER:Cleta Winslow, District 4
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Cleta Winslow, Mary Norwood, Joyce M Sheperd, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Andre Dickens
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 9, 2017 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Cleta Winslow, Joyce M Sheperd, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Mary Norwood
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 23, 2017 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 13, 2017 12:30 PM  Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Chair, District 5
SECONDER:Mary Norwood, Post 2 At-Large
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Michael Julian Bond, Cleta Winslow, Mary Norwood, Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:Ivory Lee Young Jr., Andre Dickens
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd