The Residents of Lilburn and the Surrounding Areas Oppose The Rezoning on Brownlee RD
The residentsof Lilburn and the surrounding areaspetition the Gwinnett County Planning Commission as follows regarding Rezoning Applications RZR-201500010 and 00011.
(1) The request by GDP Holdings, LLC for rezoning from R-100 to R-60 should not be approved as it would directly and negatively impact the quality of life for the adjacent Evergreen Lakes residents as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
(2) Evergreen Lakes, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods, are well established R-100 communities. It simply makes no sense to jam a much higher density R-60 development adjacent to these established communities.
(3) The proposed R-60 zoning requests would result in a development of nearly twice the density of the adjacent Evergreen Lakes subdivision.
(4) The proposed higher density development would create significant negative impacts, including overcrowding and traffic issues, for the Mountain Park Elementary School.
(5) The proposed higher density development would create significant traffic congestion problems and associated personal safety issues along Brownlee and Pounds Roads.
(6) The proposed higher density development, and the associated clearing of trees, would negatively impact the existing rain water runoffs and sewer systems.
(7) The proposed higher density development, and the associated clearing of trees, would eliminate a natural sound barrier between Stone Mountain Park / Stone Mountain Freeway and the Evergreen Lakes subdivision subjecting the residents to a significantly increased noise level.
(8) The proposed higher density development, coupled with the proposed lower quality and smaller homes, would negatively impact the property values of the adjacent Evergreen Lakes subdivision as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
(9) The proposed rezoning from R-100 to R-60 would negatively impact the quality of life for the established community while providing no positive benefits. The proposed rezoning applications simply make no sense and should be rejected.
10. The property has a reasonable economic use as currently zoned. There are no existing or changing conditions affecting the use and development of the property which give supporting grounds for approval of the proposed rezoning.
11.The proposed rezoning request to R-60 is out of character with the 2030 Unified Development Plan and the long established residential community zoned almost exclusively R-100. Approval of this rezoning would negatively impact the adjacent neighborhoods that are entirely zoned R-100. This is not a high traffic/high density area and this development would be out of character with the spirit of the existing neighborhoods.