Planned East Point Tiny House Village Gets Big Rezoning Win, Is Moving Forward

Eco Cottages at East Point is reworking its site plan to meet the city's conditions of approvals.

East Point City Council on Monday, November 20 approved rezoning for the Eco Cottages at East Point project.

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With the rezoning approvals, the tiny house community is moving forward.

The property had to be rezoned from R-1A (Urban Residential) to CUP (Community Unit Plan), together with a 3-part concurrent variance.

“We are excited to announce the rezoning was approved by East Point City Council this evening,” according to a post on the project’s Facebook page.

“Thank you to all of the neighbors, City staff and officials and everyone else who has supported the project, and for your perseverance and patience.”

The tiny house community’s site plan is being reworked to include the City of East Point’s conditions of approvals, according to the project’s website.

Next comes the permitting process which is expected to take 60 to 90 days.

Pricing for the tiny homes—which range in size from 500 square feet (1 or 2 bedroom/2 baths) to 1000 square feet (2 or 3 bedroom/ 2.5 baths.)—will be available in 2018.

All of the homes will be on permanent foundations and will be connected to the sewer, water and electrical systems of the community.

Eco Cottages at East Point was first uncovered in August 2016 and was met with great fanfare.

Home-builder Jim Chapman Jr. is behind the transformation of the 7.69-acre parcel in Historic Downtown East Point into a 40-house community.

Check out a few of the project’s floorplans below. For artist renderings of the homes, click here.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

7 Responses

  1. That spot has a long history of flooding. It gets so bad, even the adjacent streets get closed. Nobody cared because it was an empty lot in a valley. Now they’re going to build houses there? Insanity.

    Better have flood insurance and lots of it.

    1. Get over it. That old cry has been shown and proven to be untrue for some time now. Stop trying to hold EP back in the dark ages, your time is past. Move one. We want better in EP.

      1. That has not been disproven. It’s a wetlands with a creek under it. Put on your high boots and a walking staff and walk it like I have, repeatedly, for years. Then tell me about that topography. This project has been pushed by a bunch of online bullies who don’t live near it, dont’t soeak up at public meetings and who want it because they think it makes EP look good, period. Maybe we’ll get an Aldi’s! This decision will become a liability for the city and taxpayers. The last possible green space has gone to a very questionable development, redefined density in East Point, and removed what could be an attraction for the now-treeless downtown. Way to go, council and lame-duck mayor.

        1. Really, you have walked it for years? Even though the lot has been covered in a heavy layer of kudzu for at least the past 5 years, making it basically impossible to walk without a machete? Yeah, ok, sure. BTW, during the hurricane this year it didn’t flood.

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