Microbreweries, online zoning map proposal on June 1 Stone Mountain City Council agenda

City of Stone Mountain Municipal Building. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — The Stone Mountain City Council at its June 1 meeting will continue discussing updating city code relating to microbreweries and microdistilleries.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held via Zoom.

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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.”

In a memo attached to the June 1 agenda, Thornton said she hasn’t gotten any feedback on this proposal.

“The proposed zoning amendments have been routed to the Planning Commission for review, with request for comments,” she said.

The agenda also includes discussion of a proposal to create an online interactive zoning map.

An ad hoc committee exploring the idea has met with four companies who made the shortlist to provide this service to the city. The committee narrowed that list down to two. The committee is recommending the City Council meet on June 15 to awarding a contract for the new zoning map.

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