By Hannah Curran, Editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council made the decision to send the Glendale Farms development back to Planning & Zoning (P&Z) and approved the rezoning of the Hucky Parkway properties at the council meeting on Tuesday, June 14.
Redmont Consulting Group Managing Director Doug Neil requested that the Glendale Farms development “be continued until the next council meeting.”
“We received a significant amount of feedback,” Neil said. “There have been some revisions to be fully vetted, but for us to present those revisions to P&Z so that they might review those revisions and weigh in accordingly.”
According to Councilmember Ben Short’s post on his Facebook Page, those changes are that “the developer has agreed to shift its phasing to build single-family detached units at the same time as the townhomes. They have also agreed to a 25 percent reduction in townhomes bringing the total number of townhomes to 43. Additionally, the landscaping and exteriors of the townhomes will be maintained and kept up by the HOA. They have also agreed to remove Carrington from the development name.”
The council approved the 2022-011-PZ Ordinance to re-zone various Husky Parkway properties to Q-RG (Qualified Garden Residential), C-1 (Commercial) & RT (Townhouses) from A-1 (Agricultural). It passed with a three to two vote; yes’ from Councilmember Alan Taylor, Councilmember Ben Short, and Councilmember Perry Cook, and no’s from Councilmember Lisa Bright and Councilmember Jaime Anderson. This rezoning encompassed the following site addresses:
- 6560 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning QRG – Qualified Residential Garden)
- 6530 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning QRG – Qualified Residential Garden)
- 6560 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning RT – Townhouses)
- 6595 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning RT – Townhouses)
- 6585 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning RT – Townhouses)
- 6595 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning RT – Townhouses)
- 6595 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning C-1 Commercial)
- 6585 Husky Parkway (Requested rezoning C-1 Commercial)
The C-1 zoning comes with the stipulated prohibition on animal hospitals.
The Q-RG zoning has the following stipulations:
- Minimum 75-foot frontage on residential lots;
- Minimum 2200 square foot residences;
- A natural buffer averaging four feet bordering the subject rezoned property, akin to Longmeadow; and
- Developer agreeing to build a sidewalk along Husky Parkway within the boundaries of the residential garden property.
This particular development had received a favorable recommendation from P&Z before the council voted on it.
“We will start construction immediately once we get the plans,” Nick Kennemur of Little Goose Development LLC said. “In fact, we’ll be starting construction in probably around four and a half to five months. That’s great news we’ve been working on this project for probably about a year and a half.”
Kennemur said that they hope to sell the RT lots in the low $400,00 range and the Q-RG lots in the high $400,000.
“We have them drawn as 22-foot townhomes right now, the zoning requires us to be 28,” Kennemur said. “There’s 60 of them on there. So when we get to 28, that number most likely will shrink, but we want to get as many as we can on that situation. But we don’t know what that number is. It might be 48 could be 53, but regardless, we’re 60 and under no matter what, inside that zoning.”
The townhomes built will not exceed 60 units because the zoning mandates that it has to be 60 units or less built within that development. The garden homes will also not exceed 6o units.
Everything outside the townhomes would be taken care of by the HOA. Kennemur explained that everything from trimming hedges to re-painting, the HOA would handle it all. The HOA fees will be around $1,500 a year and will be “rolled into the mortgage.”
A traffic study was performed and Kennemur said that the study was done for 33 more lots than the development proposes, and the study showed that the Husky Parkway “would not be affected.”
“Two-lane driveway with one lane inbound and one lane outbound would be sufficient for the anticipated site traffic, and the townhomes will have rear-entry garages,” Kennemur said.
The Trussville City Council also approved a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget to account for a Tree Commission expenditure within the general fund.
In other news, the council approved:
- Appoint Amy Cane to the City Veterans Committee, with term expiring May 1, 2026;
- Accept the resignation of Jim Wolfe from the City Veterans Committee;
- Appoint John Griscom to the City Veterans Committee, replacing Jim Wolfe, with term expiring May 1, 2024;
- Reappoint Ralph Mitchell to the City Tree Commission, with term expiring February 28, 2025;
- Reappoint Don Lambert & Henry Boykins to the City Senior Citizens Advisory Board, with terms expiring April 1, 2026;
- Hire Thomas Suggs as a full time Magistrate (Grade 19 — Step 3), effective July 16;
- Hire Ava Biddy as a seasonal Lifeguard (Grade 7– Step 1), effective June 10;
- Promote Fire Marshal Jesse Clifton to Fire Battalion Chief I (Grade 26 — Step 6), effective June 18, 2022;
- Promote Fire Captain Christopher Franklin to Fire Battalion Chief I (Grade 26 — Step 8), effective June 18, 2022;
- Promote Unclassified Laborer Suky Denny (Administration) to Skilled Laborer (Grade 12 — Step 4), effective June 18, 2022;
- Promote Unclassified Laborer Abel Martinez (Civic Center) to Skilled Laborer (Grade 12 — Step 4), effective June 18, 2022;
- Promote Unclassified Laborer Dawn Weaver (Recreation) to Skilled Laborer (Grade 12 — Step 1), effective June 18, 2022;
- Approve 5% Evidence Tech assignment premium for Police Officers Donald Taylor and Ryan Curran, effective June 18, 2022;
- Approve a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City Parks & Recreation and Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (“BUMP”) Regarding Multiuse Trail Projects;
- Approve Mayor Choat’s Request for a Feasibility Study for Connecting Commerce Lane to Camp Coleman Road;
- Authorize Mayor Choat to Enter into a Pickleball Court Agreement with Milam & Company;
- Proclamation Regarding Alzheimer’s Disease;
- Resolution to Amend FY2022 City Budget;
- Resolution to Authorize Financing through the City Public Building Authority;
- Resolution to Award City Paving Contract Bid to Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc.;
- Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Rezonings of Various Husky Parkway Properties; and
- Ordinance to Re-Zone Various Husky Parkway Properties to Q-RG (Qualified Garden Residential), C-1 (Commercial) & RT (Townhouses) from A-1 (Agricultural).
- Accounts Payable;
- OODA loop-based officer survival course for Police Officer Johnathan Goodrum, June 21-22 here in Trussville. $300 registration fee;
- Managing Public Records webinar for Police Administrative Assistant Givonne Halbert, occurring July 19. $259 registration fee;
- Street Crimes course for Police Cpl. Jeremy Dunn & Casey Shelnutt, Oct 10-12 in Hoover. $900 registration fees;
- Narcotics Conference for Police Lt. Phil Dillon & Detective Anthony Martin, Aug 23-25 in Orange Beach. $360 registration fees plus accommodations;
- National Parks & Recreation Conference for Civic Center Events Manager Josh Taylor, Sept 20-22 in Phoenix, AZ. $1039 for travel, registration fee, and accommodations; and
- Magistrate CE certification maintenance for Revenue Examiner Winifred Payne, Aug 19 in Hoover. $325 registration fee.
The next meeting of the Trussville City Council will be Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Trussville City Hall.