The single largest area was 470 acres south of APD-40 along I-75 to Spring Branch Road. The property was brought into the city’s urban growth boundary earlier this year after a contentious debate with residents in the McDonald area. After annexation the land on Spring Branch Road will be zoned Heavy Industrial.
The Cleveland City Council must vote on the annexation plan before the property is brought into the city.
Commissioners approved the proposed plan of services for the annexation of about 190 acres at Benton Pike and Michigan Avenue Road.
The current Bradley County zoning is mostly Industrial. One parcel is zoned Rural Commercial, one parcel is zoned High Density Residential and two parcels zoned General Commercial are along Benton Pike. The remainder of the area is zoned Forestry Agriculture and Rural.
The land currently zoned Industrial and High Density Residential and some of the Forestry Agriculture and Rural land will be rezoned Heavy Industrial after annexation into the city.
A second area of 250 acres on the north side of APD-40 between U.S. Highway 11 and I-75 and a third area containing 255 acres south of APD-40 were also approved for annexation.
Other items approved by the commission included:
- A request by David May III for preliminary plat approval of Stonebriar Townhomes, lot 25. Cleveland City Councilman David May did not vote on this action due to a conflict of interest.
- A request by Todd Walker for preliminary plat approval of Stonebriar Townhomes, lot 26. Cleveland City Councilman David May did not vote on this action due to a possible conflict of interest.
A request from Dale Hughes asking the city to abandon a portion of Ellis Circle off Paul Huff Parkway was pulled from the agenda by Hughes.