The Peachtree Battle Alliance has established a Zoning and Variance Committee, consisting of members of the board and volunteers with architectural experience.
Mark Rusche chairs the Zoning Committee with members Kevin Johnson, Juan Johnson and Roy Rumpf. They work with Zack Gober, our NPU-C chair, and review each variance request within PBA.
The goal of this committee is to facilitate cooperation between neighbors during the variance process and to make sure variances have a minimum impact within our neighborhood.
The committee works with the neighbors applying for a variance, as well as the adjacent neighbors who may be affected. The committee offers guidelines and assistance to help the variance process run smoothly.
What steps are necessary to obtain a variance within the Peachtree Battle Alliance? When a variance is required by the City of Atlanta, the variance application and plans are reviewed by the Zoning and Variance Committee. The character of the renovation should be in keeping with the architectural character of the neighborhood. Careful consideration is given to the Site Plan and the effect on adjacent neighbors as far as tree removal, drainage and water runoff.
To ensure that a variance will be favorably received by our neighborhood planning unit (NPU), it is also necessary to provide adjacent neighbors with the complete information: a copy of the variance application, a site plan and architectural elevations (this information should be provided well in advance of the NPU hearing). If neighbors approve, they may provide a signed letter to the applicant stating their approval. A sample letter can be found HERE for your use. If they have concerns, the Zoning and Variance Committee is available to work on a compromise, as needed.
For further information on our NPU process, contacts, agendas and more - click HERE
Our neighborhood is within NPU-C