Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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Statement from Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan regarding today’s vote on changes to zoning regulations along Cheshire Bridge Road

Atlanta City Council denies zoning restrictions of adult business along Cheshire Bridge Road

“Obviously 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 neighborhoods.

I would like to thank residents, business owners and city staff for their engagement.

As we move forward, I remain committed to continue working with all stakeholders to improve Cheshire Bridge Road.”

Alex Wan

Councilmember, District 6

Atlanta City Council

Two 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.

Amendments 12–O–1599 and 12-0-1600 failed by a vote of 6-9.

Yeas: Atlanta City Councilmembers Carla Smith, Alex Wan, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond, Aaron Watson and H. Lamar Willis.

Nays:  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.