Not in Edgewood at all, Twin Properties’ 6-unit Edgewood Place condo development off Columbiana Road will be increased by four units, to be developed by the Edgewood Place development partner, Eric Rogers. For those who haven’t followed, the development group has been before the city four times to prepare for the first 6 units: 1) To the Planning Commission on Oct. 6, which recommended rezoning from mixed use to residential; 2) Before the BZA on Nov. 5 to receive three variances allowing shallower setbacks and lot areas; 3) To the City Council Nov. 9 for approval of the rezoning, which was granted with concerns expressed about drainage; and 4) Again in December 2015 before the Planning Commission, which substantially waived subdivision requirements to allow decreased road width, sidewalk width, and a smaller turn-around that will require a fire engine to back out of the street. The return engagement plans to add more units to the final development.
Members present: All-Fred Azbik, Mike Brandt, Jeffrey Foster, Fred Hawkins, Billy Higginbotham, chair, Battalion Chief Nickolas Hill, James Riddle, and Mark Woods.
Members absent: None.
Vacancy: Jamie Ponseti resigned following the November meeting. Mr. Ponseti filled the “mayor’s designee” spot on the commission. The mayor or a new designee can be named to fill the vacancy.
Staff attendance: Donna Bridges, commission secretary, Fred Goodman, a city planner, Vanessa McGrath and Greg Cobb, city Building, Engineering and Zoning Department.
Audience attendance: 8
Voted to recommend rezoning property on Columbiana Road to expand a condominium project: The city council must approve the rezoning.
Approved a resurvey at 124 Oxmoor Road for an additional house: Owners representing the Betty Smith Trust were granted a resurvey that divides a corner parcel into two lots along a line that preserves a house existing on the property but creates a smaller-than-allowed lot for a second house, which would be built facing Edgeknoll Lane. The BZA had previously granted a 1,458.7 square foot variance for lot size and a narrower lot width if the commission allowed the redrawing, which it did tonight for applicant Willow Homes.