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Lilburn says no to personal care home in residential area

The Lilburn City Council voted to deny a special use permit for a small personal care home at 735 Jacksons Mill Way. (Google Maps)
The Lilburn City Council voted to deny a special use permit for a small personal care home at 735 Jacksons Mill Way. (Google Maps)

Following a recent public hearing, the Lilburn City Council voted to deny a special use permit for a small personal care home at 735 Jacksons Mill Way.

The applicant and property owner, Tiffney D. Rayford Jackson, provided supplemental information just prior to the Feb. 27 planning commission meeting to clarify that she does not intend to live in the home. Jackson had previously lived in the home and cared for her parents in the home.

Jackson had hoped to operate a small personal care home to provide housing and personal care for four unrelated adults with one on-site manager in the 1,317-square-foot, three-bedroom home.

While off-site management of a personal care home is not specifically prohibited previous permits indicate various zoning conditions of occupancy by the owner as caretaker or a relative of the owner, due to the nature of the business. Lilburn municipal licensing criteria require the business owner to show proof of residency.