More retail headed to Fayetteville

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 4:03pm
By: Ben Nelms

It has been more than two years in the making, but development plans for nearly 20,000 square feet of office and retail space on Fayetteville’s south side won approval Aug. 28 from Planning and Zoning commissioners.

Located on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Grady Avenue, the 2.11-acre Teton Village site was proposed for two single-story buildings. The proposed building exteriors would consist of a steel frame with brick veneer. Driveways for the development will be off Grady Avenue and Hwy. 85.

Integrated Science & Engineering project representative Jason Wall said the development, proposed more than two years ago, did not originally include the variances currently being sought.

Those variance requests included items such as a reduction in shared parking spaces between the buildings from 99 to 89 and reductions in the highway corridor buffer and front yard setbacks. Variances were requested because the triangular shape of the property essentially gives it two side yards and no rear yard, city planning staff said.

The variances were approved with the understanding that vehicles would not be parked between the buildings and the street, that eight-foot sidewalks be installed and that a number of substantial trees be planted along Hwy. 85.

Project elevations were previously approved by the Art and Architecture Advisory Committee.

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