Fayetteville Council to discuss annexation

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 4:05pm
By: Ben Nelms

It should be a relatively short meeting Sept. 6 with virtually the only thing on the Fayetteville City Council agenda involving the annexation and rezoning of a 2.5-acre unincorporated island located on the west side of Ga. Highway 314 at White Road.

Though zoned R-40 (Residential) in the county, city staff recommended C-2 (Community Commercial).

Property owner W. H. Calloway preferred the lot be developed for use as a convenience store and gas station, but some neighbors present for the proposal’s first reading at the Aug. 16 council meeting objected, saying the area would be more appropriate for other businesses that generate less traffic flow.

Planning and Zoning Director Eldridge Gunn in July said higher intensive commercial uses have been directed to the east side of Hwy. 314 and a mixture of residential and less intensive commercial and office uses have been encouraged on the west side of Hwy. 314.

The annexation of this property will allow the city to address service delivery issues and preserve the already established development pattern in this area, said Gunn.

Gunn said the council in 1994 attempted to address this issue by annexing nine properties that were identified as unincorporated islands. The city’s base maps at that time did not identify this property as an unincorporated island, and as such, it was not annexed, Gunn said.

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