Coweta Commission

Vested rights granted to moreland oaks, arbor springs

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to grant “vested rights” for two developments that were approved several years ago.

The commissioners voted to allow the Moreland Oaks subdivision to be developed under the regulations that were in place in 2006, when a preliminary plat was approved and a land disturbance permit granted.

The board also voted to allow property owned by Trivue LTD at Arbor Springs to be developed under the stream buffer regulations that were in place in 2001.

Moreland Oaks was approved under the county’s R-160 Open Space zoning, which no longer exists. A road was built and accepted, but then the property went into foreclosure.

Under the old regulations, there would be no requirement for sidewalks, entrance landscaping, or the “100 foot rural design open space” at the entrance.

Attorney Skin Edge, representing the owners, Moreland Oaks JHJ, LLC and Tarzana, LLC, said that they plan to build sidewalks, as well as landscape the entrance. The 59.31-acre subdivision will have 17.5 acres of open space.

The Trivue property, located in Arbor Springs across from Hwy. 154, was intended for a mixed use development called Arbor Springs Village. The site plan was approved in 2001.

At the time, county ordinances required a 25-foot buffer along “intermittent streams.” In 2009, Coweta County adopted an amendment to the Watershed Protection District Ordinance to satisfy requirements of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

That amendment changed the buffer on intermittent streams from 25 feet to 100 feet, and changed the impervious buffer requirement from 75 feet to 150 feet. According to Trivue’s request, meeting the new buffer requirements would result in the loss of 20 acres of developable property, approximately 25 percent of the total property being developed as Arbor Springs Village.

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