Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The city will address land use in changing its zoning ordinance for AG-1 property rather than add a fourth layer of government on the animals.
Milton City Council members decided it's not their job to corral exotic animals with city laws, but to let federal and state regulators handle the animals and the city will stick with land use. Community Development Director Kathleen Field brought amendments to the city code to the Monday, Oct. 8 work session at City Hall to create a definition for exotic animals set land use requirements and create a use permit for them. The text amendments deal with the exhibition or display of exotic wild animals solely for education, or keeping animals for rehabilitation, as long as valid and current wildlife licenses and permits are obtained. Councilman Matt Kunz said in looking at the big picture, three levels of government in front of the city would…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A draft plan completed with public input will be presented to Milton City Council on March 12.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Milton and Alpharetta residents have one more crack tonight at helping to create a plan to shape the future of the corridor along GA 9 from Bethany Bend south to Mayfield and east to GA 400–and including Deerfield Parkway. Milton City Hall will host the fourth and final meeting of the GA 9 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. This 6 p.m. public meeting will bring to an end the study's public workshop process. The study is funded by a $100,000 LCI grant (with a $25,000 city match) awarded to Milton by the Atlanta Regional Commission in February 2011. Alpharetta is included in the study area and is participating in the LCI with Milton. The LCI draft plan is intended to determine strategies linking transportation improvements with land-use…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The charter school's proponents said it provides a great education, but that wasn't a compelling enough reason to change Windward's Master Plan.
Alpharetta City Council denied Amana Academy's plan to move into the Windward Business Park, saying it wasn't the proper use of the land. The public charter school's governing board wanted to buy the 75,000-square-foot building on a site at Windward Parkway and Edison Drive that has been vacant for the past four years. The last occupant was a health center. The three stories of offices would be converted into classrooms, and the section of the building that has a 24-foot high ceiling would be used as the school's gym, Executive Director Ehab Jaleel said. "This building is perfectly suited for Amana Academy's award-wining program," Jaleel said in presenting the school's case for the change to the Windward Master Plan. During three hours of …