Monday, November 12, 2012
The group will also discuss Decatur Crossing, the new proposed retail center in North Decatur.
Good Growth DeKalb, the North Decatur community group fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter at Suburban Plaza, might take a few tips Tuesday from residents who successfully beat back a proposed RaceTrac gas station in Sargent Hills late last month. The group will meeting with some Sargent Hills protesters in North Decatur Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m., according to an announcement on its website. Good Growth DeKalb will also discuss Decatur Crossing, a new retail center proposed at the intersection of North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The property owner, which hoped to sell the rezoned land to the gas station company once it was rezoned, notified the county last week of its withdrawal.
It looks like local residents have won their quest to stop RaceTrac from building a new 18-pump gas station on Lawrenceville Highway. The property owner, which had negotiated a conditional sale with the Atlanta-based gas station and market compnay, withdrew its request from DeKalb County late last week to rezone almost four acres along the highway between Orion and Hollywood drives. RaceTrac and the landowner were seeking to have the acreage rezoned from residential to commercial. They also wanted the county to approve special land use permits for the gas pumps and the sale of alcohol. But in a letter dated last Friday, the land owner, SHP III Lawrenceville, through a Prudential real estate representative, notified the county's planning …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The District 4 council voted unanimously to deny the company's request to rezone almost 4 acres of residential land to commercial.
DeKalb County's District 4 Community Council unanimously shot down a proposal to rezone several acres along Lawrenceville Highway for an 18-pump RaceTrac gas station Tuesday, citing overwhelming community opposition. The Atlanta-area gas station and market company wants the county to rezone from residential to commercial almost 4 acres – which it doesn't yet own – between Orion and Hollywood drives along the highway. It's also asking the county to approve special land use permits for the gas pumps and the sale of alcohol. The community council, which meets at Stone Mountain Library, acts in only an advisory capacity, and their votes serve as recommendations to the county planning commission and the board of commissioners, which will have …