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Wednesday, January 3, 2001

PTC Council to consider renewal of moratorium on multifamily housing


The Peachtree City Council is scheduled to consider reenacting its multifamily housing moratorium at its regular meeting Thursday night.

The moratorium bans any rezoning action for multifamily property and it helps keep some multifamily projects from ever being proposed, council was told at its last meeting.

Council is already facing a request to lift the moratorium for the Katz property so that John Wieland Homes may build town houses as part of its 350-unit plan. The town homes were necessary to design a subdivision with more open spaces, which had been requested by city officials, company representatives have said.

In other business, council will discuss the options it has for the paving of Sumner Road. Originally, the project was halted once it was determined the road's path would cut down several large trees.

Shrinking the size of the road would essentially mean the project would lose its state funding.

Council also will discuss a staff recommendation to name a new park on the old Leach Station property after Fire Chief Gerald Reed and a special needs playground after longtime recreation volunteer Luther Holt.

Reed served for 25 years as a paid member of the force after three years of service as a volunteer. He was the Fire Department's second employee.

In a memo to council, it was recommended that both namings would be appropriate because of the "exemplary" service Reed and Holt provided over the years.

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