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Please DENY the rezoning request for Moore Road (Case #RZR2014-00010)

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Please note your STREET ADDRESS & SUBDIVISION in the COMMENTS section so that we can show the commission that our petitioners are Moore Road residents. Every resident who is 18 years of age or older in your home can sign. Please do not sign this petition if you do not live in the Moore Road area of Gwinnett County, GA. The Gwinnett leadership will not consider the opinions of residents outside of the affected area.

A developer has submitted a rezoning request for the property located on Moore Road, adjacent to the Ascot and Rosemoore Lake subdivisions. Currently, the property is zoned R-100, which is the same type of zoning that Ascot, Rosemoore Lake, and other subdivisions on Moore Road have. However, the developer is asking to rezone the property to R-60, a designation that significantly reduces the minimum house size and lot size, in order to construct 20 homes on 6.83 acres. (R-100 requires a lot size of 15,000 square feet, while R-60 only requires a lot size of 7,200 square feet.)

It is our position that property on Moore Road should not be rezoned and that any future development should be in keeping with the R-100 zoning requirements that are currently in place. 

Further, we believe that permitting any zone smaller than R-100 on Moore Road would be detrimental to existing Moore Road neighborhoods. Decreased property values, increased traffic, and crowded schools are three of the key concerns, especially since four new R-100 homes are going up directly across from the property in question and a new R-100 neighborhood of 55 homes is currently being built on Moore Road near Meadowbrook Circle. Additionally, allowing one R-60 or R-75 zone along Moore Road could be used by developers to set a precedent for higher density housing in our area in the future. 

In its preliminary review of the rezoning request, the Gwinnett Planning Department recommended that the R-60 request be DENIED due to the fact that it this zone is not in keeping with the surrounding area and could adversely affect existing neighborhoods.

For these reasons, we are in strong opposition to the rezoning request, and we urge our Gwinnett leaders to consider our position, heed the preliminary recommendation of the planning department, and DENY the R-60 request. Additionally, we ask that no other rezoning be considered for the Moore Road area. Please keep it R-100!

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