Planning Fee OKs resubdivision of Church of the Highlands property off 119 – Shelby County Reporter

By EMILY SPARACINO | Workers Author

PELHAM – The Shelby County Planning Fee on Monday, Oct. 4 permitted a request to resubdivide property Church of the Highlands owns on Cahaba Valley Street.

The property is situated in north Shelby County, a couple of mile and a half northeast of U.S. 280 and south of Palmer Cove and Retreat at Greystone.

The request got here from Derek Meadows with Gonzalez-Power and Associates Inc., on behalf of the property house owners of the parcels, Church of the Highlands and SCP Stone LLC, for the Planning Fee to approve a remaining plat combining a part of the church’s Greystone campus and a part of the property on which SiteOne Landscaping is situated into one lot containing 51.60 acres.

“There’s a little little bit of historical past to the division of this property,” Principal Planner Kristine Goddard mentioned. “It began as a three-lot subdivision again within the early ’80s. It was resubdivided for the creation of Lee Department Company Park, after which Church of the Highlands Greystone campus bought the property, and as late as final 12 months, resurveyed it into three particular person parcels.”

The candidates proposed subdividing the 25.9-acre Lot 2A of Bigler’s Resurvey and Acreage Resurvey of a part of Lot 2 and Lot 3 into two tons.

The entrance portion, roughly 11 acres, is the place SiteOne Landscaping is situated and can retain frontage on Cahaba Valley Street.

The remaining 14.5 acres, situated within the rear portion of the property, shall be conveyed to Church of the Highlands, which can incorporate the parcel into Lot 11A of the Church of the Highlands Addition to Baker Lee Department and the general Highlands Greystone campus.

“There are not any plans to broaden the church presently or add further services to the present campus,” in response to the Division of Improvement Companies report. “Any enhancements to the Church of the Highlands campus would require a web site plan submittal, evaluate and approval previous to building actions.”

Goddard mentioned she acquired further feedback for the case associated to the property.

“Backing as much as this property is the Greystone group, and when the event was going by way of the scenic hall overlay for 119 and adjusting zoning within the space, the Greystone residents got here to the Planning Fee, they usually requested at the moment a further buffering,” Goddard mentioned. “There’s some ridgeline that’s situated alongside the rear of what’s going to be Lot 11B, they usually had been hoping to have further setback.”

After listening to their feedback, Goddard mentioned she reached out to the property house owners’ engineer and to the property house owners, who indicated they’d be prepared to incorporate on their survey a further setback space, or undisturbed space, on the plat itself.

“The church has no plans to develop it presently, however ought to they select to take action sooner or later or ought to they select to promote the property, that will guarantee a stage of ridge safety to the Greystone group transferring ahead,” Goddard mentioned.

Meadows mentioned the property house owners have agreed to having a 50-foot buffer from the property line.

Church of the Highlands Undertaking Administration Director Bruce Adams mentioned the property donated to the church is about 12 acres.

“We’ve wetlands, now we have a stream and we even have terrain. It’s our intention to not get into that terrain,” Adams mentioned. “Church of the Highlands has no intention of coming in and clearing and getting on the hillside.”

In different enterprise, the Planning Fee:

  • Accredited a request from Marty Byrom with Byrom Constructing Corp., on behalf of property house owners Jeff and Ann Majcher, for approval of decreasing the required entrance yard setback from 100 ft to 75 ft, for a 25-foot setback variance, for the development of a single-family residence within the Shoal Creek neighborhood.
  • Accredited a request from Jeff Hunt with Diamond Towers V LLC, on behalf of property proprietor Shelby Investments LLC, for approval of a remaining plat to resubdivide Lot 1A of Gray Hill, containing 1.84 acres, situated off Shelby County 13 within the Helena space.
  • Accredited a request from Johnny L. Riddlesperger, on behalf of property proprietor Buchanan Woodlands LLC, for the termination of the beforehand permitted Iron Wooden Lakes Grasp Plan to develop practically 125 acres right into a 15-lot residential subdivision within the Shelby space.

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