During the Forsyth County Commission’s August 8th meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve yet another moratorium on Land Disturbance Permits (LDP). The vote came after an “emergency” item was added to the agenda with no previous notice.
This new moratorium prevents any applicant from receiving an LDP if the property was zoned commercial before 2010. Industrial zonings were not included.
This moratorium will be in effect until September 7, 2017, when the Commission will hold a public hearing to determine if the moratorium should be extended.
The County believes they have approximately 300 parcels that fit this category. The BOC proposes to examine each parcel and then determine if they believe that parcel has adequate zoning conditions. If the Commission determines not, they will use new zoning condition amendments to add on additional zoning conditions.
The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS’ Government Affairs Committee acted swiftly to approve a motion to oppose the extension of this moratorium. Committee Chairman Dan Buyers stressed how this measure tramples on private property rights and instructed our Government Affairs staff to try and work with the Commission to reach a resolution.