A 17-unit townhome project on a lot at 305 Carpenter Drive was approved by the Sandy Springs City Council July 19.

Masoud Zahedi, the owner and developer, received rezoning and variances to allow the project, except for a stormwater facility exemption he sought. Zahedi unsuccessfully attempted a redevelopment on the site some years ago and built an underground stormwater structure that may or may not meet current regulations. The council did not allow the facility to be automatically grandfathered into current code, according to council minutes.

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