We’re meeting Aug. 21, 10 – 11 a.m.
At Saturday’s meeting, we will have an update on the public hearing on the proposed townhome/apartment development on the center of the closed Hidden Hills golf course. We will also discuss proposed developments on Panola Road and Rockbridge/Hairston.
Join GHHCDC Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 2989 4562
Phone: 646 558 8656
The Planning Commission is reviewing the Hidden Hills sketch plat on Aug. 25, 6 p.m. The Commission can vote to approve, deny, or defer for a one-time revision. We are asking for the item to be put on the next meeting date because this one did not meet the publication notice deadlines.
We want to work with the developer to explain their intention to convert the office building to assisted living or elder care; define what will happen to the greenspace; add details about the amenities.
Once the Planning Commission makes a decision, there are no more review. It does not go to the Board of Commissioners.
You can attend the Planning Commission meeting Aug. 25, 6 p.m. at:
Dial: 888 270 9936 (US Toll Free) Conference code: 934462
The sketch plat that the Planning Commission will review is available at:
Late-Night Establishments in Tier Two Modified Sensibly
The Board of Commissioners approved a sensible amendment to the late-night establishments in Tier Two of the Hidden Hills overlay district. It will allow them as long as the establishment meets stringent noise control requirements – basically there can be no noise, including bass tones and vibrations, that one can hear outside the building.
This was a compromise worked out over many meetings during the past months. However, the Sherrington group is not satisfied and has asked for another hearing to prevent any late-night establishment from being within 500 feet of a residential boundary line. The problem with that tactic is that it will cut out the opportunity for a late-night establishment in most parts of Tier Two.
This link will show you a map of the overlay district.
What is a late-night establishment? “Any establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises where such establishment is open for use by patrons beyond 12:30 a.m. A late-night establishment must be 1,500 feet away from the line of property zoned residential.”
Please write to our commissioners to tell them thank you for the amendment. The extra protection with noise controls is a good idea. No other change is needed.
Cochran-Johnson, Lorraine, Commissioner District 7
Johnson, Mereda D., Commissioner District 5
Steve Bradshaw, Commissioner District 4
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