Application of LaVista Office Park, Llc to rezone property within the Northlake Overlay District (Tier 2) from O-I (Office Institutional) (conditional) and R-85 (Single Family Residential) (conditional) to O-I (Office-Institutional) to allow the entire property to be redeveloped as a retail shopping center. The property is located on the east side of Northlake Parkway and the north side of LaVista Road at 2163 Northlake Parkway in Tucker, Georgia. The property has approximately 864 feet of frontage on Northlake Parkway, and approximately 353 feet of frontage on LaVista Road and contains 21.16 acres.
1.) This application will take away a very necessary purpose that this land currently holds in our community. It is not simply an “office park” that is requesting rezoning. This particular parcel is used a major medical hub and the physicians and specialists who are located in these offices have all been there for at least 15 years, probably more.2.) This application will harm the medical practices already located in these buildings. They often refer patients to one another for treatment and therefore many of their practices rely on being located near one another. The timing of this request does not allow them to relocate to a similar location where they can continue to utilize their own referral network.3.) This application will bring immediate and direct harm to the many retirees, senior citizens and other residents who count on conveniently located medical offices being very near their homes. Please recall that Tucker serves more seniors than the average DeKalb County city or unincorporated community. And, you just approved a new multi family facility for adults 55+. The location to doctors is seen as a huge benefit to seniors looking to move. So, changing this zoning will also harm the developer you already approved for a senior living area. We have nearly twice as many in our Tucker zip code compared to the DeKalb County average overall.4.) A school was allowed to open its doors in this complex a few years ago. Where will this school relocate so that it can continue to serve the families of our community?5.) City feasibility studies have been conducted using this tax base in their estimates. A change this big could have an impact on city viability.6.) Retail areas usually increase the crime rate. Since the future of our local police precinct is not known, it is the wrong time to be approving something for this area without knowing which city will be paying to police it, or if it will be policed by the county.Please, deny this rezone application unless the owner, or the county, is willing to do the legwork and negotiating necessary to secure a similar location in TUCKER, or in the Northlake area in general, where these medical doctors can move and still serve their current patients.If not denied outright, then this rezone should be deferred to the appropriate city council, when and if one is established, so that they can determine whether the greater need in their area is for a cluster of medical offices or new retail shopping.
N.7 Z‐15‐19671 DEFERRED SUBSTITUTE SUBMITTED FROM THE FLOOR UNTIL APRIL 28, 2015; PUBLIC HEARING; DAY MEETING
Commission District: 1 Super District: 7
Portion of 18‐210‐03‐047, 18‐210‐03‐054 Application of LaVista Office Park, LLC to rezone a portion of property within the Northlake Overlay District (Tier 2) from R‐85 (Single Family Residential) to O‐I (Office‐Institutional) to combine with the adjoining property to be redeveloped as a retail shopping center. The property is located on the north side of LaVista Road, approximately 160 feet west of Winding Way at 2163 Northlake Parkway in Tucker, Georgia. The property has approximately 100 feet of frontage on LaVista Road and contains 2.69 acres.