Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The old Dairy Queen structure on S. Hairston is now a memory. After the site is cleared, Zaxby's plans to build a new restaurant.
On Monday a heavy equipment operator lifted the remaining scraps of the old Dairy Queen on S. Hairston, which once served up ice cream and lunch fare, into a big pile. With the demolition of DQ, Zaxby's -- known for its chicken fare and "Zalads"-- plans to move into the 30088 ZIP code, possibly by early next year. Back in September, TJ McLeroy, chief operating officer of McLeroy's/JGMC.McDreams Enterprises, Inc., a licensee of Zaxby's Franchising, Inc., told Patch the restaurant would employ about 35-50 people. The 74-seat Zaxby's will have a drive-through window and be 3,195 gross square feet. See also: Zaxby's Gets the OK to Build on S. Hairston
Monday, October 8, 2012
DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Lee May wants the special zoning districts expanded to spark quality economic development to the area.
DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May would like to see three special zoning districts, called overlays, expanded to cover even more of Covington Highway. Overlay districts have standards on new building design, landscaping, etc., and have restrictions on the types of businesses that can set up within their boundaries. Expanding three overlay districts -- Stonecrest, Greater Hidden Hills, and I-20 -- would "help us get good quality development," May said. As it stands, some of Covington Highway is covered under the overlays, depending on their boundaries. For example, according to the amendment to create the district, the I-20 overlay covers Panola Road, Snapfinger Woods Drive, Wesley Chapel Road, I-20 and I-285 interchange, Candler Road and …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The owner of the S. Hairston property and project team say they didn't know until two months ago that the proposed restaurant would be within an overlay district.
In the first development project in the area since the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District was signed into law last year, a Zaxby's restaurant franchisee is requesting variances from the code in order to accommodate several features of the proposed restaurant property at 1152 S. Hairston Rd. Members of the Hidden Hills Civic Association (HHCA) and overlay commitee as well as several other local residents met with the owner, engineer and additional project team members at the property on Wednesday evening to go over the restaurant's plans and requests. The code in the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District calls for buildings to be no more than 20 feet from the street. Zaxby's wants to be 67.5 feet from the street. This is the main …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Zaxby's reps are scheduled to meet tonight with Hidden Hills civic and overlay committee members to discuss variances it is seeking from the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District. Then there is a board of appeals meeting on the matter on Sept. 12.
Updated 2:36 p.m., Sept. 5: Patch has learned that the owner of the proposed Zaxby's is scheduled to meet with members of the overlay committee and Hidden Hills Civic Association Board today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, to talk about the variances it wants from the overlay code. Here is the original story: Zaxby's is eyeing a location on S. Hairston Road. The Athens, Ga.-based chain is interested in building a restaurant at 1152 S. Hairston Rd., information on a public notice sign indicates. The address is currently that of the now-shuttered Dairy Queen, a stand-alone building, located across from Pizza Hut on S. Hairston near the corner of Redan Road. The restaurant wants variances, or exceptions, from the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
After some 18 years, the restaurant and night spot is gone. What would you like to see in its place?
If you ever passed by Hairston's restaurant/nightclub on the nights when it was open, you'll recall a bustling parking lot and might have gotten a glimpse of well-dressed men and women heading through the doors. Maybe you were one of the folks who entered that building over the years, enjoying the atmosphere and music. Those times are now a memory. Hairston's, at 1273 S. Hairston Rd., closed last year. The 6,448 square foot building, which sits on 1.27 acres, is for sale. A sign with contact information for Doug Adair LLC Commercial Real Estate is in front of the building. It has 84 parking spaces and the price is listed at $385,000 as/is. The property, which falls within the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, has the potential to …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Community's four-year effort to make the zoning district a reality comes to fruition.
The Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District was signed into law on Tuesday by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis and Board of Commissioners Presiding Officer Larry Johnson signed the document before more than 20 residents. Benefits of the special zoning district, which covers about four square miles, include the encouragement of economic growth, conservation of green space and the creation of design standards for new buildings, landscaping and more, said Jan Costello, coordinator of the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District Committee. The overlay district is bordered by Covington Highway, S. Hairston Road, Redan Road and Panola Road.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Community Council meets Oct. 24 at Redan-Trotti Library; the proposal's last stop is the Board of Commissioners.
It's been in the works for four years, and now the end is in sight: approval of the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District is its final phase. The overlay zoning code is on the agenda for the Community Council's meeting at Redan-Trotti Library, 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, according to information from Jan Costello, coordinator of the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay Committee. The Hidden Hills Overlay District effort started in 2007. If approved, it will set standards for new commercial development in the area, preserve the green space on the closed Hidden Hills golf course, and improve transit for vehicles, pedestrians and people on bikes. The proposal moves on to the Planning Commission before heading to its last stop, the Board of Commissioners. …