I just got this in the mail. Meeting will be on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Manuel Maloof Center. According to the notice, owner Eitan Varon is applying via Attorney Carl Westmoreland to get the variance of the transitional buffer reduced from 20 feet to 6 feet. Note that the current owner is Valentin Ciuperca, not Eitan Varon, so it is still unclear why Varon’s name persists on these notices.
The proposed ordinance change will allow them to build within 6 feet of the property line instead of 20 feet as per the zoning. I am unclear if this relates to them violating the setback (as they are violating with units 10 and 11) or if this is related to another buffer near a neighbor’s property. I am unclear what they are trying to do here – please comment below.
According to DeKalb code:
- Transitional buffers are intended to create a visual screen in order to diminish the potential negative impacts of non-residential and mixed land uses on adjacent residential land uses. Similarly, transitional buffers diminish the potential negative impacts of higher intensity residential development on adjacent single-family residential land uses.