Kensington Memorial Drive Overlay

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Overlay FAQs

What is an Overlay District?

A community-involved planning and development strategy that gives flexibility and guidance to existing zoning designations for a particular area or community.

Who benefits from an Overlay District?

Because of the tailor-made nature of an Overlay District, community members in the Overlay stand to benefit the most. However, because of the possibility of economic growth, local businesses and investors as well as surrounding communities may also benefit

How does an Overlay District work?

An Overlay District helps control growth and development in a community by superseding the underlying zoning designations. It also protects the community from unwanted development by regulating prohibited and permitted uses and establishing urban design guidelines to enhance the aesthetics of structures.

What is an Overlay District’s Function?

The Overlay District’s primary function is to add flexibility as well as restrictions. This provides both consistency and direction. Doing this will enhance the district’s attractiveness, thereby encouraging additional investments in the area as well as potentially creating jobs.

Covington Gateway: Focus on Health, walkable gateway to Avondale Estates, Belvedere-East Lake, and Decatur

Allowable Uses 

  • Challenge Courses/Fitness Trails
  • Community Gardens
  • Office and Institutional Buildings
  • Mixed used development including multi-family
  • Outdoor Recreational activities
  • Professional and Law Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Residential housing as part of a mixed use project

Indian Creek Wellness Community: Walkable, Focus on Health and Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Allowable Uses:

  • Bookstore (Children/Adult) 
  • Challenge Courses/Fitness Trails
  • Community Gardens
  • Office and Institutional Buildings
  • Outdoor recreational activities
  • Professional and Law Offices
  • Residential housing as part of a mixed use project
  • Restaurants
  • Retail (including bike shops, fitness gear)
  • Senior Facilities
  • Sports Complex
  • Youth/Recreational Spaces

 

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