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Clifton Ridge Update

A hearing date of July 9, 2015 at 9:30am has been set by the DeKalb County Superior Court in the Planning Commission Decision case. This hearing before Judge Asha Jackson specifically concerns the developers’ 2011 decision to circumvent the Historic Preservation Commission and – without a Certificate of Appropriateness [COA] – apply directly to the Planning Commission for the approval of a subdivision Sketch Plat. In a 4-3 vote on April 13, 2011, the Planning Commission approved the Sketch Plat without a COA. Deny Clifton Ridge has legally challenged the Sketch Plat in the Planning Commission Decision case for two reasons: (1) the developers never received a COA from the Historic Preservation Commission for their subdivision; and (2) the person who cast the deciding vote and represented herself as a planning commissioner was in fact not qualified to vote.

We urge you to attend the July 9 hearing. It is important to have a good show of strong community support. Further, the outcome of three other Clifton Ridge cases pending in DeKalb Superior Court is dependent on the issues to be decided at the July 9 hearing, 9:30am at DeKalb County Courthouse, 556 N. McDonough Street, Decatur; 6th Floor, Courtroom 6C. For more information: Click Here.

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