Should the industrially zoned tract on Hwy. 74S at Rockaway Rd. be rezoned for a new shopping center?

Sun, 03/25/2007 - 3:24pm
By: The Citizen

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Submitted by melissafred on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 10:21am.

In talking to people around town, on the soccer fields, etc... I haven't heard one citizen in favor of this fiasco. I also haven't heard anyone who's in favor of the illustrious TDK extension. So here's my question. What will it take to stop Logsdon and his cronies? Granted, I've only lived here for 4 years but it seems to me like they are bound & determined to cram development down the throats of residents who seem to be overwhelmingly against all the big box development. As a newbie, it seems like we have these zoning regulations that look great on paper but don't mean squat. If you're a developer and you don't like the rules, you come up with some plan that's an empty load of hogwash, promise $$$$ to the city fathers and boom, the regulations that were meant to keep PTC special go out the window.

Am I missing something???

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Submitted by KraftyFla on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 10:45am.

The only way to stop the developer friendly politicians like Logsdon is to inter them into the Fayette Political Graveyard. DIRECTPAC and Mudcat will be the next to be buried. Logsdon is more worried about assisting Pace, Stinchcomb and Mutt Hunter than he is about his neighbors in PTC or in Tyrone. Vote out the 2 Council members this fall and vote out Logsdon the next time. You made a serious mistake by voting him in.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 7:13pm.

I think that Stuart will be voted out this fall if he votes for any growth or annexation-friendly initiative. I don't believe he actually cares about being reelected which means he may vote for something stupid. Judi, of course, knows her role as anti-everything and will get re-elected because of that.

So, Krafty are you wired in enough up here to tell us who is going to run against the 2 council people?

Oh, and since you mentioned Pace, did you know that he fired 20 people last week and is going down the road of self-destruction? Apparently personally as well as professionally. Sad. He was a good guy.

Submitted by jackyldo on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 2:40pm.

They are elected representatives of the PEOPLE.
Let them know, they represent us and vots for more big boxes, more traffic (TDK Extension) and more houses are not in our interest (property values / quality of life) or their own.

Either they do what they were elected to do, or they are dead men walking and better look for new line of work come the next election.

Submitted by jsnelson on Thu, 03/29/2007 - 4:21pm.

One of the things that I liked about PTC was the lack of big-box retail. I moved from PTC to the Phoenix, AZ area not too long ago, and the difference is staggering. I'm living in one of Phoenix's eastern suburbs (Mesa, to be precise) and the city loves big-box retail. You can't go too far without seeing an (ugh) Wal-Mart Supercenter, or some other big-box retailer. The tax revenues they bring in is negligible, since you've got every other big-box retailer competeing for the business.

Submitted by johenry on Tue, 03/27/2007 - 11:50am.

Do you want to look like Newnan on Bullsboro Highway?

Do you want to look like Hwy.85 in Fayetteville?

Do you want to look like Hwy. 85 in Riverdale?

Do you want the same traffic as the Eagles Landing area?

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 03/29/2007 - 1:55pm.

I guess you can log on enough times to have the votes add up.

Having moved here 3 or so years ago from Jodeco Road, your Eagles Landing traffic question hits a nerve.

Hwy 85 in Riverdale is suffering from the fate that Charley Griswell and his cronies put on Clayton County 30 or so years ago. There was NOTHING that group wouldn't approve.

85 in Fayetteville is holding up much better due to better planning.

Submitted by Young Lover O F... on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 10:07pm.

McDonoughDawg must be driving up Hwy. 85 with a blindfold on.

What did he like best? The Big Lots shopping center? The sluggish lines of traffic? The Fayette Pavilion? Endless fast food opportunities?

Submitted by ptcjenn on Tue, 03/27/2007 - 1:54pm.

Since Coweta is already building so much anyway, some centers are going to die a slow and ugly death. Example: the Goodwill in Newnan, the old Mazzio's Pizza etc. That center looked new and full once, now the only thing missing are tumbleweeds. Peachtree Village would have opened the door for all the other industrial zoned land on 74 to add new retail, at the expense of what we have already.

I am happy with what we have here. I can buy just about anything here in PTC, and less than a 15 min. drive away I can get to anything else. I just hope we can keep the nice character of PTC for a good long time. I know it's very different and in some ways worse now than it used to be, but it's still a great place to live, and with a little fixing up here and there it can be even better.

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 3:31am.

Now that Peachtree Village is dead, what happens in its place?
Does Rockaway Road get realigned?
Do we get a traffic light?

Submitted by jackyldo on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 2:46pm.

and better benefits than retail at minimum wage and part time hours with no benefits.

The promise made to Cooper and others was the widening of 74 South, this makes this land more valuable to attract businesses for that location.

The alignment of Rockaway can still be done and a traffic light exists already at Holly Grove.

By mixing two issues into one, you make it seem without the glory of big box retail, we can't provide for basic needs and that is just not the case.

Submitted by cchandon on Wed, 04/11/2007 - 1:54pm.

What makes you think it's dead? Just because the Planning Commission voted it down? That means nothing to our mayor and city council. They may very well approve it, assuming the developers have lined their pockets with enough cash. I don't believe they care at all what the average PTC citizen wants.

Submitted by MIKEK on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 12:13pm.

Yes, indeed,we voted these guys into office and Peachtree City continues it's current growth pattern unchecked. Ordinances in place to prohibit "big box" shopping centers have long since been bypassed, our Police Department has grown totally out of proportion to our needs and now unionized(?), our fire/rescue department is undersized and understaffed, and our City Council has difficulty coming to terms with its neighbors. It seems as if no one has spoken up personally to these elected officials to perhaps turn up the heat. They will continue unchecked unless we as individuals seek them out, and as my grandmother would say "give them a piece of my mind." They will not change unless forced to do so--Perhaps some of them have visions of higher office, if so, having done not so well in their current capacity would surely be to their detrement. I mean can one imagine Mr Logsdon running for state office and not carrying the city over which he presided as mayor.

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