McIntosh rezoning set for April 12

Thu, 03/08/2007 - 5:08pm
By: John Thompson

For months, the buzz in Coweta and Fayette counties has centered around the massive McIntosh Village development proposed on the Fayette border in unincorporated Coweta County.

Well, residents will get their say April 12 after the Coweta County Commission voted Tuesday to set the public hearing on the project. The nearly 1,600 acre parcel at the intersection of McIntosh Trail, Byrom Road and TDK Boulevard would feature 600,000 sq.ft of commercial development and more than 3,000 residential units.

Developer Tom Reese is asking the property be rezoned from Rural Reserve to New Communities District to create a mixed use development that would have an upscale flavor.

“That’s the type of development we’re trying to get to the county,” said county administrator Theron Gay.

Residents have already speculated the development would create massive traffic jams in Coweta and Fayette counties, while the city leaders in Peachtree City recently filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency to keep the bridge on TDK at two lanes instead of four lanes.

Since work got out last year about the scope of the project, Reese has maintained that McIntosh Village will be unlike anything else on the southside of Atlanta. In documents filed with Coweta County, artists’ rendering of the proposed home and commercial area take cues from historic towns like Charlottesville, Va.

The rezoning hearing is set for 6 p.m. April 12 at the Coweta Commission meeting room in Newnan.

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