The Brookhaven Zoning Board of Appeals will consider at its Aug. 17 meet a request for several variances from developers currently building phase two of the new townhomes at the former Bryton Hills Apartments site.

The site for the new townhomes expected to cost in the mid $400,000 range is located at 2528 Skyland Drive, at the northwest corner of Clairmont Road and Buford Highway.

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BH Residential Holdings LP, developers for the project, named Skyland Brookhaven, are asking for four variances: reduce 35 foot frong yard setback from 35 feet to zero feet; reduce building separation from 60 feet to 30 feet front to front and rear to rear, and from 40 feet to 20 feet from front to side/rear to side, and from 20 feet to 10 feet from side to side; reduce required parking from four spaces to three spaces for units 117 and 120 and from four spaces to two spaces for units 121, 122, 123, 124 and 130; and increase lot coverage from 35 percent to 37.74 percent for Tract 5.

“The overall site encompasses 12.92 acres and is currently divided into six separate tracts zoned RM-75 (Residential Multi-Family District). The applicant recently demolished the 204-unit apartment development and is currently redeveloping the subject property for construction of a new attached single-family development,” according to a staff memo.

“Tracts 1 through 4 are currently under redevelopment for 121 townhomes. Tracts 5 and 6 comprise the second phase of redevelopment and are the subject of this request.”

Similar variances were approved for phase one of the project and the developer is planning to build 19 townhomes on Tract 5 and 20 townhomes on Tract 6.

“As a result, 39 additional townhomes would be added to the townhome  development resulting in a total of 172 townhome units ( 13.31 units per acre),” the staff memo states.

The developers are also proposing 25 on-street parking spaces on Skyland Road to accommodate the reduced number of off-street parking spaces.

UPDATE: The ZBA approved the variances at the Aug. 17 meeting.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.