Stone Mountain City Council to discuss updating code for microbreweries

City of Stone Mountain seal on the historic railroad depot. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — The Stone Mountain City Council at its May 4 meeting will discuss updating city code relating to microbreweries and microdistilleries.

The City Council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the public can attend via Zoom. The access instructions haven’t been posted yet.

According to a memo from City Manager ChaQuias Thornton, the proposed code update is in anticipation of future development within the city of Stone Mountain.

“As of 2017, where permitted by local ordinance, there was established by Georgia law, an intermediate category of alcohol sale that includes brewpubs, breweries, and distilleries,” Thornton said. “In 2018, the City Council of Stone Mountain amended Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages to include definition and provisions for microbreweries. There were, however, no use regulations added to the City’s Zone Code for such use.”

Thornton is requesting the City Council’s permission to move forward with creating a draft of the text amendments in conjunction with the city’s Planning Commission.

To see the full agenda for the May 4 meeting, click here.

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