Planning Commission, Aug. 6, 2013

planning & zoning(1)[From Homewood staff reports] Colonial Realty Limited Partners, which owns a Brookwood Village parcel containing Applebee’s, was approved Tuesday to subdivide the parcel into three separate sections, with Applebee’s occupying the center lot. The change allows owners to sell the two flanking lots, or allow Applebee’s to buy the ground it’s currently occupying.  One case was dropped and in another the commission voted to resurvey two adjoining lots in which one owner purchased a portion of the other to enlarge a yard.

Members present:  Billy Higginbotham, chairman, Fred Azbik, Joe Falconer, Battalion Chief Rusty McCombs, James Ponseti, and James Riddle.

Members absent:  Mike Brandt, Fred Hawkins, and Mark Woods.

Staff present:  Board secretary Donna Bridges and Vanessa McGrath, Building, Engineering and Zoning Department engineer.

All votes were unanimous.

Approved:  Minutes of the July 9, 2013  meeting.

Approved:  The commission agreed to allow Colonial Realty Limited Partnership to subdivide a parcel containing Applebee’s restaurant and surrounding space into three separate lots. Applicant was Walter Schoel Engineering.

Approved:  The commission finished approvals begun during the July BZA case in which the homeowner of 3002 Roxbury Road purchased a portion of an adjoining lot owned by a neighbor in order to expand the back yard. The BZA had granted the required variance; the planning commission approved the lot resurveys .

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned within a half hour.

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