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Friday, November 27, 1998
Housing code comments sought by PTC planners

Staff Writer

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The southside of Atlanta's first ozone monitoring station will be in Coweta County.

During last week's Coweta County Commission meeting, the board gave preliminary approval to allow the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to install an air quality monitoring site in Newnan. The station will be placed at the State University of West Georgia's campus, just off Ga. Highway 34.

Ozone has become the buzzword among the region's planners and developers. With the region's air quality deteriorating, the area's leaders are looking for a solution to try to clean up the air. The new ozone monitoring station in Newnan will give the region's leaders another tool in assessing where the problem is and how best to try to solve it.

The monitoring instruments are placed in a small shelter that prevents damage from the

For the next few meetings of the Peachtree City Planning Commission, residents will have a chance to comment on proposed new housing codes for the city.

At present, according to code enforcement officer Tammy Babb, the city operates with only a building code designed primarily to deal with new construction. The reason for adopting housing codes published by the Southern Building Code Congress International Inc. would be to deal with problems of aging existing buildings, residential or business.

Proposed for adoption are the 1994 Standard Housing Code, 1988 Standard Existing Building Code, and 1985 standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code, and their subsequent amendments. Jim Williams, development services director, explained that these codes are approved for use in cities by the state of Georgia and are in place in many municipalities.

Three rezonings for commercial and limited industrial uses, two of them described as "housekeeping," were recommended for approval Monday by the commission.

One case involves a residence located on AR (agricultural residential) land which is becoming surrounded by commercial areas. The tract owned by Martha Stevens Moore at 423 Ga. Highway 74 will likely be used for a Sherwin-Williams paint and decorating store if the "limited commercial" rezoning of the .75-acre tract is approved by City Council.

John Profitt's 2.94-acre tract on Huddleston Road is bounded by general industrial properties but is zoned AR. He sought a change to general commercial use to lease the existing building as a television repair facility.

Tim Powers asked that his two acres on Huddleston Road near the Magnolia Corner tract be rezoned to "limited industrial" so that a new structure can be placed appropriately on the irregularly-shaped property. The three cases will be heard by City Council Dec. 3.

The planning commission also approved a schematic site plans for an industrial site on Hwy. 74 and a commercial site on Newgate Road, and a conceptual site plane for a fourth building at Jefferson Corners off Eastbrook Bend.

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