Moody Family Housing doesn’t want to replace trees it cut down on Val-Del @ ZBOA 2015-08-04

2:30 PM today, should developers not have to follow code and put back trees on the unnecessary and environmentally hazardous Moody Family Housing on Val-Del Road? You wouldn’t know who this was by a pretty name like Azalea Commons, or an acronym like ACC Group III Housing, and only the board packet mentions Balfour Beatty, but it’s the same Moody Family Housing in an aquifer recharge zone that already had a sinkhole as admitted by a K Street lawyer to the Lowndes County Commission and told to them and to the Air Force by VSU professors that the Air Force proceeded to ignore in its environmental assessment and the Lowndes County Commission rezoned anyway. Staff recommend 20% “relief” from planting trees. How about the county get some relief from unnecessary sprawl?

They did provide a table of the trees they want to cut down.

Here’s the agenda, which is not on the City of Valdosta website, appearing here courtesy of ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman. She sent the entire board packet, which is now on the LAKE website. I see no reason Valdosta can’t put that on their own website.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals

Matt Martin, Valdosta Planning and Zoning Administrator
300 North Lee Street, Valdosta, Georgia
(229) 259-3563

Carmella Braswell, Lowndes County Zoning Administrator
327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia
(229) 671-2430

August 4, 2015
2:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order


  1. VAR-2015-11 Daniel Frederick on behalf of ACC Group III Housing, LLC, DBA Azalea Commons (Val Del Road, Valdosta)
    Variance to ULDC 4.07.07 as it pertains to Tree and Vegetation Protection


  1. Approval of Minutes: June 2, 2015 (No regularly scheduled meeting in July 2015 due to lack of cases)
  2. Adjournment