Archive for the ‘Building Heights’ Category

Dunwoody To Allow Signs On High-Rise Buildings

The Dunwoody City Council approved changes to its sign ordinance to allow exterior signs above the 12th floor of any building facing a road.

Cobb County Approves 33-Story Retirement High-Rise

Cobb County Commission approved a rezoning application for City View Holdings to construct a 33-story retirement high-rise tower on Cumberland Boulevard west of Cobb Parkway.  City View Holdings requested rezoning from UC (Urban Condominium Residential) to UC With Stipulations. 

The  UC district allows the development of high rise residential condominium dwelling units, including the combination of low and mid-rise condominium buildings.  There is no maximum building height for urban condominiums constructed within a UC district. Rather, the number of stories and building heights for such projects is to be determined on a case by case basis. 

“This is going to be the tallest building in the county at that time,” said County Commission Chairman Sam Olens.

The proposed residential building will become the tallest building in Cobb County housing 200 independent living units on 25 floors and 54 assisted living units on four floors. The other floors will be used for support services.

By comparison, the Riverwood 100 office tower at 3350 Riverwood Parkway is only 23 floors.

Sandy Springs Considers Building Height

The Sandy Springs City Council is scheduled to consider a city staff proposal to establish new definitions for building height and grade plane at its June 17 public hearing. The new language refers to the International Building Code to give city inspectors a standardized method for determining whether a new home is in compliance with established height limitations.