A county commissioner’s garbled requirements for developing a piece of property near Lawrenceville led Gwinnett County to take a second vote for the approval leaders first granted last month.
The county did not have information on how frequently zonings are reconsidered after a decision has been made, but Gwinnett spokesman Joe Sorenson said it is rare.
In the case that was reconsidered Tuesday, developer John W. Rooker & Associates was asking for permission to reduce a buffer for an industrial property on Hurricane Shoals Road, in the Gwinnett Progress Center, that backed up to a residence.
In trying to make both the developer and the homeowner happy, Commissioner John Heard asked for some conditions on the property that neither expected — and that an attorney representing the developer thought might not have been what Heard meant.
“In speaking with the Commissioner this morning, I am concerned that what he tells me that he intended may not be consistent with what I may have heard in his amended motion,” attorney Lee Tucker said in an email to Gwinnett’s planning director after the original Feb. 24 vote. The email was obtained as part of an open records request.
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