Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)

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Overview

The Board of Zoning Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board of five appointed members that hears applications for variances and special exceptions from the zoning ordinance, as well as appeals of administrative decisions. When making a decision concerning an application, the BZA takes into consideration the recommendations of the Office of Zoning and Development staff and the Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) as well as testimony given at hearings.

Board of Zoning Adjustment

Members
Danita M. Brown, Chairman
Linda Sessler
Karl Barnes
Barry Camac
Michael W. Williams

Public Hearings

2020 Schedule

2021 Schedule

Board of Zoning Adjustment public hearings are held in the City Council chambers on the second floor of the Atlanta City Hall annex at 55 Trinity Avenue, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day indicated on the schedule.  Prior to the hearing, the Board of Zoning Adjustment members are briefed on items listed on the published agenda.  Briefing begins at 11:00 a.m.  Members of the public are allowed to attend but are not allowed to participate or present during briefing. 

Virtual Public Hearings
The public hearings will be held via Zoom and simultaneously broadcasted on Channel 26.  Participants must have a registered Zoom account in order to attend the hearing.  If calling in to participate, please email your name and telephone number to bza-hearings@atlantaga.govThế giới cá prior to the start of the hearing.

Thế giới cáPrior to the hearing, the Board of Zoning Adjustment members are briefed on items listed on the published agenda.  Briefing begins at 11:00 a.m.  Members of the public are allowed to attend but are not allowed to participate or present during briefing. 

Supplemental documents for all applications (variances, special exceptions and appeals) shall be submitted to the Secretary at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled date of the hearing. 

Citizens may also email documents for inclusion into the official record by submitting such materials to bza-hearings@atlantaga.gov by 10:00 am on the date of the public hearing.  However, in the event that the Board does not receive pertinent information related to a case, the Board may choose to defer the case to the next available agenda.

All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing.  Please utilize the raise your hand featureThế giới cá to be acknowledged.

Those in support and opposition will each have a total of 10 minutes to present his/her case.  If you would like to convene with those that share the same position, Staff can place you in a breakout room upon request.  Unless you are speaking in support or opposition of a case, please do not utilize the "raise hand" feature in Zoom for demonstration purposes.  The "raise hand" feature should only be utilized if you plan to speak in support or opposition of a case.

Thế giới cá This hearing is being recorded.  Should you experience connectivity issues, please call-in using the phone number provided below. 

MUST HAVE A ZOOM ACCOUNT OR USE DIAL IN NUMBER BELOW 

Meeting ID: 945 0504 3086 / Passcode: 470557

Dial-In: 1-929-205-6099 / Conference Code: 94505043086


***Please see the August 19th agenda for Zoom Information***


Board of Zoning Adjustment Rules of Procedure

Amended & Adopted on July 23, 2020


Board of Zoning Adjustment Dockets

If you are interested in reviewing the docket for an active case, please contact Valerie Lineberger to schedule an appointment.  If you are interested in reviewing an archived case, please fill out an archives request form.  

Public Hearing Agendas, Summaries & Staff Reports

After the hearing date, a summary will be provided to show the action taken by the board.

Videos of the Board of Zoning Adjustment may be viewed by visiting the Atlanta City Council's Meeting Videos page.

Contact Info
Office of Zoning and Development
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 3350
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6145
Fax: 404.658.7491

Keyetta M. Holmes, AICP
Director
kmholmes@atlantaga.gov

BZA STAFF

Racquel T. Jackson
Secretary to the Board
rtjackson@atlantaga.gov

Valerie Lineberger
Administrative Assistant, Sr.
vlineberger@atlantaga.gov

                       

 
January 14, 2021  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
January 7, 2021  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
December 10, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
December 3, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
November 12, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
November 5, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
October 8, 2020  Agenda  Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
October 1, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary   Summary   Staff Reports   Result Letters 
September 10, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports  Result Letters
August 20, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary   Summary   Staff Reports   Result Letters
August 19, 2020  Agenda   N/A   Summary  N/A  Result Letters
August 13, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary  Staff Reports   Result Letters 
August 6, 2020  Agenda   Consent Summary  Summary   Staff Reports   Result Letters 
July 23, 2020  Agenda     Amendment to Rules  
April 9, 2020  This meeting has been cancelled  
April 2, 2020  This meeting has been cancelled  
March 12, 2020  Agenda    Summary  Staff Reports   
March 5, 2020  Agenda    Summary  Staff Reports   
February 13, 2020  Agenda    Summary  Staff Reports   
February 6, 2020  Agenda    Summary  Staff Reports   
January 9, 2020  Agenda    Summary  Staff Reports   

 

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