A proposal to construct a Fifth Third Financial institution department on Roswell Highway drew opposition due to plans to incorporate a drive-through window.
Sandy Springs Metropolis Council permitted a conditional use allow (CUP) required to construct a drive-through on the property at 6420 Roswell Highway that’s zoned CX (business/combined use) throughout its Dec. 19 assembly.
The financial institution department is permitted at this location and appropriate with town’s complete plan targets, in keeping with a workers report. The allow will solely be legitimate for a drive-through for a financial institution on the property.
The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods objected to extra drive-through home windows when town was striving to be extra walkable.
“The overarching purpose of the grasp plan is to transition from auto-centric to a real walkable metropolis middle,” mentioned Ronda Smith, president of the Council of Neighborhoods. “Whereas workers’s description … of the present growth describes the colourful historical past of the previous Flasher’s website, let’s simply name it what it’s. It’s a vacant lot.”
The Roswell Highway Small Space Plan and the Metropolis Springs Grasp Plan give attention to enhancing the pedestrian and bicycle expertise with lighting, sidewalks, buffers, and road bushes to create a walkable atmosphere, she mentioned.
Alan Andrew, president of the Whispering Pines HOA, mentioned his neighborhood supported the conditional use allow for the financial institution. Whispering Pines is adjoining to the longer term financial institution property instantly to its west.
Fifth Third Financial institution plans a one-story, 1,900-square-foot constructing with two drive-through canopies. The 710 sq. toes of amenity area, which incorporates an out of doors bench, exceeds necessities by 29 sq. toes, in keeping with the workers report introduced to the council by Planning and Zoning Supervisor Michelle McIntosh-Ross. The proposal consists of 14 parking areas with two of them outfitted with electrical automobile charging stations.
The transitional buffer proposed by the applicant complies with the Sandy Springs Growth Code and consists of 6-foot wall panels, a 30-foot panorama buffer, and a 50-foot setback between the west residential property strains of Whispering Pines to the drive-through.