On February 7th the Sandy Springs City Council voted unanimously to impose a 150 day moratorium on all re-zoning and special land use permit (SLUP) applications. The idea behind this legislation is the allow the City time to consider proposed revisions to their zoning ordinance, including re-zoning and SLUP provisions.
As a part of the City’s comprehensive plan for the next 10 years, called “Next 10”, Sandy Springs is revamping their zoning ordinances. According to City officials, the Atlanta Regional Commission has given them the OK to move forward with their proposed changes. As a way of cutting down on confusion with re-zoning rules, the City elected to hold off on any new re-zoning and SLUP applications until they get approval on their proposed plan.
If an application was submitted prior to February 7, 2017, it will be reviewed. They City did state that they would maintain the option of extending the moratorium based on staff recommendations.
CBR and other real estate organizations attended the Council meeting and voiced concern over the number of days and the haste in passing this legislation. Continue to follow our Advocacy page for further details.
To read the actual resolution click here.