The FAA reports that there are 99 approved helipads within a 20-nm radius of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and approval for four more is pending. But not all area communities are thrilled with the idea. Affluent Forsyth County imposed a temporary moratorium on new heliports there last year and is in the process of drafting more restrictive rules for any future heliports/helipads in the county. The proposed new rules would require conditional use permits and larger setbacks for heliports and helipads next to land that is zoned agricultural or residential.
Atlanta Residents Resent Helipads
- October 6, 2008, 9:46 AM