Tuesday, June 04, 2013
from Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan regarding today’s vote on changes to
zoning regulations along Cheshire Bridge Road
City Council denies zoning restrictions of adult business along Cheshire Bridge
I am disappointed in today’s vote. The two rezoning papers I introduced would
have made it easier for the residents, businesses and other stakeholders along
Cheshire Bridge Road to further revitalize the business corridor. The changes
would have allowed for businesses more compatible with the needs of the
community, and restrict those that are incompatible with the surrounding
would like to thank residents, business owners and city staff for their
we move forward, I remain committed to continue working with all stakeholders to
improve Cheshire Bridge Road.”
Atlanta City Council
zoning amendments (Legislative Reference Nos. 12–O–1599 and 12-0-1600)
before the Atlanta City Council would have applied only to non-conforming adult
businesses within the two Cheshire Bridge Road neighborhood commercial
districts. Those businesses would have had to
relocate to areas in which adult businesses are allowed under the city’s
zoning laws by June 30, 2018. Adult-oriented businesses are permitted in
industrial and commercial zoning districts I-1, I-2, C-3, C-4 and C-5.
12–O–1599 and 12-0-1600 failed by a vote of 6-9.
Atlanta City Councilmembers Carla Smith,
Alex Wan, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond, Aaron Watson and H. Lamar
Atlanta City Councilmembers Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young, Jr., Cleta
Winslow, Natalyn Archibong, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia Moore, C.T.
Martin and Joyce Sheperd.