The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Planners to consider Wieland subdivision


John Wieland Homes will go before the Fayette County Planning Commission Thursday with a rezoning request for the county portion of a much larger Peachtree City subdivision.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the County Administrative Complex.

Fourteen homes on two-acre lots, plus a 7.3-acre recreation center to serve the entire Inverness subdivision and a 20-acre elementary school site are included in the plan for 80.65 acres on a planned extension of MacDuff Parkway.

Wieland is asking that the property's zoning be changed from A-R, which requires a minimum of five acres per home, to R-75, which allows two-acre home sites and requires that homes be at least 2,500 square feet.

As part of the Katz property in that straddles the Peachtree City limits, the 14 homes would be added to 336 homes inside Peachtree City to make up the Inverness subdivision.

The Peachtree City Council is considering lifting a multifamily housing rezoning moratorium this Thursday to accommodate a John Wieland request for townhomes in the subdivision. See related story on Page 3A.

A recreation amenity would include a cabana, tennis courts, a pool and a tot lot.

The Planning Department staff is recommending approval, with four conditions:

An inter-local agreement must be approved in which Peachtree City agrees to provide emergency services.

A pedestrian crossing must be built to provide safe access to the recreation center across MacDuff Parkway.

Buffers must be included on MacDuff next to the residential lots and recreation area.

No residential lots may have direct access to the parkway.

Commissioners also will consider John Davis' request to change the zoning of four tenths of an acre on Kenwood Road from A-R to R-45, which allows homes on one-acre lots.

Bethlehem Baptist Church wants to add the property to its 4.5-acre tract to build a church.

The Planning Commission's recommendations on the two requests will be passed on to the County Commission for consideration at its Jan. 25 meeting, 7 p.m. at the County Administrative Complex.

Planning commissioners also will consider two preliminary plats: a nine-home subdivision on 23.6 acres on Ga. Highway 92 north being developed by Daprano Homes Inc., and a 69-home neighborhood on 123.8 acres on Milam and Coastline roads, owned by Frank Flanders.

The Planning Commission is the final authority on subdivision plats.