This will come up for vote in October.
Central Atlanta Progress is proposing a minor amendment to SPI-1, the zoning district in Downtown Atlanta. As you can see on the attached map, the zoning district falls within NPU M and does not affect NPU V’s zoning. However, the amendment will require a vote by your NPU, due to the proximity of SPI-1 district’s boundary to your NPU.
Here is some additional information:
- The proposed amendment is Z-18-113. It will be introduced to the Zoning Committee on 9/26, and we will seek NPUs’ approvals in October. I have not yet received the ordinance from Ms. Keyetta Holmes; however, in the meantime, I have attached a draft of the proposed ordinance, for your reference. Once the draft legislation is available, I will be sure to share with you.
- More about the proposed change: This amendment proposes to adjust the allowable floor area ratio (FAR) in the SPI-1 district, so that the allowable FAR for residential matches the allowable FAR for commercial. Currently, the code allows a higher level of FAR for commercial than for residential. The proposed change is to raise the FAR for residential, in order to bring it to balance with the FAR for commercial. This is not a proposal to change overall density; the overall FAR in SPI-1 will not change. Rather, the proposal is to bring allowable residential FAR to the same value as the allowable commercial FAR, to encourage residential development in Downtown allowed. This proposal will bring the zoning code in line with the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan, which emphasizes the need to attract residential development to Downtown.