PTC Council, planners to debate west side annexations

Fri, 02/02/2007 - 1:27pm
By: John Munford

Workshop at 6:30 in City Hall

The Peachtree City Council and the city’s planning commission will hold a joint workshop Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the two proposed annexations for the West Village area.

One is proposed by John Wieland Homes and the other is proposed by Levitt and Sons. Wieland wants to annex a 379-acre tract to build 495 single family homes. An adjacent 80-acre tract Wieland owns is not included in the plan; the company wanted to locate 335 townhomes there but council declined to even consider rezoning the land for multi-family use from its current industrial zoning.

Levitt wants to annex 400 acres located north of the Wieland tract to build 699 homes in a community restricted to persons 55 and older, often referred to as the “active adult” market.

Both developers have committed to building a bridge over the CSX railroad track so MacDuff Parkway can be extended to reach Ga. Highway 74 at the intersection of Kedron Drive north.

The Wieland tract was the subject of a previous zoning lawsuit between the Fayette County Commission and then-owner Pathway Communities. The county’s zoning was upheld by the court, meaning that the land if developed in the county could have lot sizes no smaller than two acres.

Wieland has proposed using medians interspersed along the parkway to help slow down traffic, along with having parallel parking on the road. But some residents fear MacDuff would simply become a cut-through for vehicles coming from Coweta County who want to avoid the often-clogged intersection of Ga. Highways 74 and 54.

MacDuff as currently proposed would be two lanes wide.

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Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 02/02/2007 - 7:50pm.

Anything we do to encourage growth is bad. Allowing the public to actually comment on this and inviting city council and planning commission is a discrace. Someone may actually be able to speak in favor of something. Can't have that.

Everyone already knows we can't annex anything - because of the "density" Oh the humanity that will be destroyed because of the density.

Logsdon is indeed a war criminal for even allowing a discussion to take place in public. I mean, who does he think he is - the mayor? Even a leader? Everyone knows he is in the developer's pocket and taking bribes, so why should he be allowed to let the public be heard?

How's that dopes? Got it all out on the table for you. Now pick it apart.

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