Brookhaven Zoning Board to Consider New Caldwell Drive Restaurant
The city's zoning board of appeals is set to meet Monday night at 7 pm.
The Brookhaven Zoning Board of Appeals is set to consider a variance to the Overlay District at its 7 pm meeting tonight.
The property in question is located at 2536 Caldwell Drive, the so-called "Brookhaven White House." Owner Scott Serpas wants a variance to the Overlay District to allow for the construction of a structure less than two stories and 28 feet in height.
"The applicant wants open a restaurant, keeping the existing house structure and adding additional building, that will almost double the current footprint," said Thomas Porter of the Brookhaven-Peachtree Community Alliance, which opposes the rezoning.
"The application requests a waiver of the height requirement under the zoning regulations," Porter said. "One of [our] chief concerns is that [we] estimate the restaurant will need parking for 50+ cars when busy. The excess cars will be parking on the narrow single family streets nearby that have no sidewalks or adequate lighting, plus the streets are narrow.
"Additionally, Caldwell Drive has no obvious easy driving returns to Dresden drive other than the way in on Caldwell Drive. That intersection is already congested with traffic, inadequate parking and valet services generated from Savi, Kaleidoscope, Sushi One and the soon to be opened Rock Pizza."
Also on the agenda are:
- A request to allow a front yard setback of 10.22 feet at 1206 Dunwoody Lane, and;
- An appeal to allow a retaining wall at 3020 Oglethorpe Way.
The board will meet at the Brookhaven Bank, 2221 Johnson Ferry Road.