PTC Council to vote on TDK future

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 3:02pm
By: John Munford

It appears that the Peachtree City Council will determine whether or not to continue with the extension of TDK Boulevard into Coweta County.

A special called council meeting will be held Tuesday night immediately after a workshop session at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop session is slated to discuss Coweta County development and the TDK extension, according to a notice from city officials.

Questions about the road project have surfaced with the recently unveiled proposal to build 3,000 homes off the new road on the Coweta side. That development, called McIntosh community, also includes almost 950,000 square feet of commercial space.

Because the road project is in Peachtree City, the City Council has the power to halt it. No dirt has been turned yet on the Peachtree City side but a significant amount of money has been spent on several different designs of the road.

Though council members expressed concern about the McIntosh development and two other large scale developments on the Coweta side, none of them would commit after Thursday’s council meeting to putting a halt to the road or giving a green light.

Though each council member told The Citizen that they needed more information, only Councilman Steve Boone dared to indicate he might be leaning one way over the other.
"From what I know I'd say 'scrub it,'" Boone said.

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Submitted by SLUF on Sat, 09/09/2006 - 8:49am.

If you vote it down, the people will just go up McIntosh to Christopher Road and then up to HWY 54. I do it routinely myself. You're going to have more traffic no matter what the outcome of this vote. It's only to gather support for future elections. Why not help alleviate the problem by building more roads?

Submitted by PTCitizen on Sun, 09/10/2006 - 12:21am.

I'm glad to see somebody that's not just blindly jumping on the protest bandwagon. The development is likely going to happen anyway, and if we don't extend TDK then the people are going to end up coming into PTC on HWY 54. That's just a whole different problem.

Submitted by dopplerobserver on Sun, 09/10/2006 - 8:44am.

If TDK isn't extended the developers won't build such a monstrosity there! The banks wouldn't have it! Something, a few houses maybe, but not 3000 and a million square feet of commercial. Anybody knows that that has been involved with this sort of thing before--apparently you haven't. Does this newspaper also endorse the monstrosity as being good for business (its)?

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Submitted by SLUF on Sun, 09/10/2006 - 1:41pm.

Well, as a matter of fact it would be good for business to much of PTC. Think of all the Coweta citizens that spend good money in PTC and Fayetteville. You'd just have 3000 more households with money to spend. Once again, I'm not really for the development (and I actually have a say in the matter), but I think it's silly to not plan for the future just because it won't be built in your county. I hope you do vote that road down and you enjoy the ensuing traffic nightmare on all of your other roads.

Submitted by PTCitizen on Fri, 09/08/2006 - 7:47pm.

Please don't tell me that you're implying Boone is the "daring one" again. The only thing I know I can count on at a council meeting is his gutless withdrawl from debate and failure to articulate his motives about anything he says.

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Submitted by mudcat on Sat, 09/09/2006 - 4:06am.

Plunkett and Rutherford are perfectly positioned to lead the charge to stop this road. Boone will go along with that when it comes time to vote. And that is all you need 3 votes. Of course 5 would be better, but the landowners up and down 74 will trying very hard to lobby Logsdon not to kill the road. Plunkett and Rutherford won't even meet with those dudes, and they certainly won't side with them.

Ladies - Tuesday is your chance to shine.

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