Meeting tonight on Wieland's 88 acres in PTC

Thu, 08/30/2007 - 9:38am
By: John Munford

Meeting tonight on Wieland's 88 acres in PTC

Tonight at 7 p.m. a citizen task force will learn what future plans John Wieland Homes has for an 89-acre undeveloped tract in the West Village.

The meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public. The land is along Ga. Highway 74 near south Kedron Drive.

Wieland had initially proposed to build more than 300 townhomes and several sports fields on the property as part of its recent annexation bid. But after city officials balked about the density of the project, the entire 89-acre parcel was removed from the plans and Wieland officials asked the city to appoint a committee to look at how the area should be developed.

The land is currently zoned for industrial use and is located along the CSX railroad tracks. Part of the land served as the former site of a cable company building, and another part of the land has been used in the past as a construction landfill.

The landfill, commonly referred to as the Peach Pit, has passed environmental testing paid for by Wieland, and it was discovered that several barrels recently found on the property were actually left over from the initial groundwater testing that was conducted on the site, according to the company that conducted the latest round of tests.

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