The City of Atlanta Zoning Review Board voted 3-2 in favor of it and the Zoning Committee voted against it.
Now the full Atlanta City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a controversial zoning change for a Reynoldstown development.
“We knew this would be a tough grassroots campaign, but we are very encouraged by the zoning committee vote,” Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League president Catherine Woodling wrote in an email Thursday. “We appreciate the Atlanta City Council listening to and carefully considering our concerns with the project. We are excited for this property to be developed in an appropriate manner and will welcome our new neighbors with open arms.”
At issue is a 1.2 acre property at 930 Mauldin Street being developed by Metzger & Company, which had previously been zoned for five stories and 108 units. The developer now wants to make changes that would allow 142 units and 6 stories, according to Woodling.
Reynoldstown residents say the taller development is not appropriate for that neighborhood of mostly single-family homes.
Various associations including the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League and the NPU oppose the changes. A change.org petition has garnered more than 700 signatures.
A petition sent to city officials notes Reynoldstown is not against density. “We just want it where it’s appropriate (Memorial, Moreland, etc.)- not right in the middle of a historic, mostly single-family neighborhood,’ the petition says.
Woodling echoed that petition in her email, saying, “We expect and welcome very high density where it is appropriate: Memorial Drive, Moreland and soon at Hulsey yards. Anecdotally, Reynoldstown has had more rezonings and acreage rezoned than almost any neighborhood in the city in the last decade and 99% have gone very smoothly with positive outcomes.”
Traffic in the area is also a concern, Woodling and other residents note.