Board rezones Chambers Road property

Zoning map showing Chambers Road and Jonesboro Road (Henry County photo)
Zoning map (Henry County photo)

On Tuesday, July 21, Henry County commissioners approved the rezoning of 54.45 +/- acres located at 1555 Chambers Road. The board approved a rezoning from RA (residential agricultural) to R-3 (single-family residential).

The applicant, the Reservoir Group of Watkinsville, GA, submitted an application for rezoning to RS (residential suburban) in fall 2019. The proposal — consisting of single-family homes and townhouses — was consistent with the future land use map’s designation of medium-density residential development for the property.

Instead, the board of commissioners opted to rezone the property similar to surrounding properties in the R-3 zoning district. The R-3 zoning district allows minimum lot sizes of 18,000 square feet.

The board’s zoning conditions placed on the property require a minimum heated square footage of 2,800 sq ft, minimum two-car garages with side-entry where feasible, and building exteriors consisting of two or more of the following on all sides: brick, stone, and cement fiberboard. Vinyl-based products are only permitted in the soffits, eaves, and fascia.

Additional zoning conditions require a thirty foot (30′) landscaped buffer to be maintained around the development’s periphery, requires brick and / or stone monument signage at entryways, and a mandatory homeowners association. A minimum of sixty percent of single-family detached homes shall include a covered front porch with a minimum width of eight feet (8′) and a minimum depth of six feet (6′). The balance of all single-family lots shall include a covered stoop.

The property is school attendance zoned for Dutchtown Elementary, Dutchtown Middle, and Dutchtown High Schools.