Milton City Council Vote Intended to Retain Crabapple's Character
The form-based code zoning puts form over function. Council also decides if it wants to put beer "growlers" on a future agenda.
Alpharetta already has two "growler" stores announced, and the sale of draft beer in a sealed, big glass jug will become a regular occurrence. On Monday at 6 p.m., June 18, Milton City Council will decide if it wants to put the issue on a future agenda for possible adoption.
Growlers can't be sold in restaurants. Stores selling growlers must have a package beer sales license. A recently adopted state law allows cities to amend their alcoholic beverages ordinance to authorize growler sales, making it a city-by-city decision. (Counties make the call for their unincorporated areas.)
Monday's vote at Milton City Hall will not be about the ordinance. On first presentation, City Council decides if it will hear the proposal at a future meeting, at which time council members can make a decision.
A public hearing will be held on Crescent Resources' request to rezone a property next to Milton City Hall and "behind" Kohl's from community business and office institutional (C-1 and O-I), to allow medium density apartments.
The developer wants to build 256 residential units at an overall density of 12 units per acre.
The proposed change in Crabapple's zoning status also is on the agenda. City Council will consider delete the Crabapple Crossroads section of the Northwest Fulton Overlay, and adopt a form based code for Crabapple.
Form-based code puts emphasis on the design and architecture of buildings in the area. At the last Crabapple Community Association meeting, Ron Wallace explained this will allow the city to control the look and character of the community.