Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Overview

The Zoning Board of Appeals exists to hear and decide appeals of any decision or determination made by the Community Development Director or Building Official in the enforcement, administration and interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance and to hear appeal in specific cases where, owning to special conditions, a literal interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance in an individual case will result in an unnecessary hardship.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the following powers as it related to the zoning portions of the UDO to:

  • Advise Mayor and Council on matters pertaining to the preservation of trees and conservation of tree canopy cover within the City
  • Hear and decide appeals when it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Community Development Director in the enforcement, administration and interpretation of this UDO
  • Hear and decide appeals of the decisions made by the Building Official in a quasi-judicial role
  • Hear and decide requests for variances to this UDO upon which the ZBA is required to pass
  • Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variances from the terms of this UDO as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of this UDO will, in an individual case, result in unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of this UDO shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done

Meetings

ZBA meets as necessary on the fourth Thursday of each at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Agendas & Minutes 

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Agendas & Minutes

Members

ZBA is a five-member board serving four-year terms. The members shall reside within the corporate limits of the city, one of which shall be qualified by experience and training to pass judgment on matters pertaining to building construction.

Members
Term Expiration

Don Thompson, Chair

June 6, 2022

Alvie Killingsworth

July 1, 2022

David Butsko

December 1, 2023

J. Dwaine Clark

August 4, 2023

Jack Bryant

August 4, 2022


Contact Us

To contact the board, you may send an email to:

Louisa Tovar, Staff Liaison
Senior Planner
Department of Community Development
louisa.tovar@norcrossga.net