Planning Commission Meeting - Rezoning Property at Eagle Point Golf Club
Shelby County Planning Commission Meeting - Rezoning Property at Eagle Point Golf Club
What: Shelby County Planning Commission Meeting
Subject: Rezoning from Multi-Family Apartments to Single-Family Residential Subdivision in Eagle Point
When: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where: Shelby County Services Building, 1123 County Services Drive, Pelham, AL 35124, 205.620.6620
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On next Monday, June 6 at 6:00 PM, the Shelby County Planning Commission will hear a request to change zoning of the 145-acre Eagle Point Golf Club property from R-5 Multi-Family District (apartments) and R-1 Single-Family District to R-2 Single-Family Special District. The rezoning is required for the development of a proposed master planned single-family subdivision currently named "Griffin Park at Eagle Point".
See the meeting agenda: https://ephoa.org/uploads/Agenda%20June%206,%202016_Shelby%20County%20Planning%20Commission_Griffin%20Park%20EP.pdf
See the comprehensive Planning Services report to the Shelby County Planning Commission, Request for Rezoning Approval for "Griffin Park at Eagle Point": https://www.shelbyal.com/DocumentCenter/View/845
The Eagle Point Homeowners Association is officially supporting the Request for Rezoning Approval currently submitted by the owner Highpointe Investments LLC (Connor Farmer, et. al.) for review by the Shelby County Planning Commission. We view the proposal as the best option to protect Eagle Point and the greater community by eliminating zoning for apartments and complementing the existing neighborhood with a new planned single-family community.
Homeowners working with the HOA, the real estate attorney, real estate agents, and real estate consultants have unanimously agreed that our foremost priority is to protect Eagle Point and the greater community by eliminating the possibility of apartments in Eagle Point. Since the property is currently zoned R-5 Multi-Family District, an owner / developer is only required to complete an administrative review of the site plan for apartments. There are no requirements for a public hearing or a presentation before the Planning Commission. If the rezoning application is denied by the Planning Commission, an applicant must wait 12 months to re-apply or amend an application. Since it is known that all six other potential buyers offered to purchase this property for the sole purpose of developing apartments, allowing this property to remain zoned as R-5 Multi-Family District is not an acceptable option for Eagle Point.
Current R-5 Multi-Family zoning allows for approximately 377 apartment units to be built in the center of Eagle Point subdivision. Under such a scenario, these 377 apartments would located in unincorporated north Shelby County and zoned for Oak Mountain Elementary, Oak Mountain Intermediate, Oak Mountain Middle, and Oak Mountain High Schools.
If you support rezoning the property in Eagle Point from Multi-Family apartments to Single-Family homes, please attend the meeting in person to be heard. It is unlikely there will be a second chance, since a denial of this application would require 12 months before another application. You can email Sharman Brooks at Shelby County Development Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-6650 to communicate your support or any additional questions or information.
Is allowing the Eagle Point property to remain zoned as R-5 Multi-Family really good for our community, our schools, and our property values? Do we really want to risk the addition of 377 apartments in Eagle Point?
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