Hillyer/East Howard Townhomes Seek Residential Use in Commercial Zone ApprovalDecatur Metro | January 21, 2014
Another item of note on tonight’s Decatur City Commission agenda. The developer of the already-approved 24 townhomes on the west side of Hillyer Place and East Howard is requesting residential use in a commercial zoning district to expand the project across Hillyer on the current site of a vacant industrial building.
According to the project application, the project would consist of 11 townhomes that all face the street with two car garage parking in the rear and 6 foot wide sidewalks.
According to the staff report included with the application, the applicant is seeking the following exceptions for the project…
- Residential Use in a Commercial District
- Lifecycle Density Bonus
- Exceptions to the HDSF Design Standards
- Exceptions to the Special Pedestrian Area Requirements
You can read the full details of each requested exception in the staff report. (It’s all a bit more complex than the summarized list above suggests.) The Decatur Planning Commission recommended approval of the plan in their January meeting earlier this month.