PTC OK's shopping center rezoning on 74 south

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 6:56pm
By: John Munford

Tonight the Peachtree City Council unanimously approved rezoning a 21-acre industrial tract for a shopping center directly across Ga. Highway 74 south from the Wilshire Pavilion shopping center.

The tract will be developed by Columbia Properties, the same developer responsible for Wilshire Pavilion.

The 21 acres is part of a larger parcel, the remainder of which has been proposed as a senior living area including apartments and specialized care residences. That too will require a rezoning from industrial use to a residential use, and it is expected to be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the city’s planning commission.

The Wilshire Estates subdivision’s homeowner’s association reached an agreement with Columbia about what uses will and will not be allowed on the parcel.

The most recent change allows for a restaurant to have a drive-through window as long as it is attached to a building with two other units, said City Planner David Rast. A developer representative said that concession was made to prevent typical fast food restaurants from locating at the shopping center.

The conditions also allow one business to locate there “whose primary business is the sale of alcohol,” although that does not include restaurants. The proposed ordinance limits that store to no more than 3,000 square feet in size.
Among the uses that will not be allowed on the Columbia Properties site are hotels, auto repair centers, adult-oriented stores, tattoo parlors and “establishments whose primary business is the sale of gasoline or diesel.”

The senior development, proposed by Dominion Partners, would have up to 350 senior apartments on 26 acres behind the proposed shopping center, along with 160-180 independent living homes, 48 assisted living units and 24 “memory care” apartment homes. The project is being called “Somerby of Peachtree City.”

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Submitted by ILovePTC on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 10:54am.

I'm not a pollyanna about the way the world is suppose to work but come on why do we need a bunch of blue haired complainers that will vote down every shool budget proposed, hopefully the memory care people will forget to vote.

But seriouly, this is a way for the city to make an in-road for group homes for people that use to be institutionalized. It might not happen at first but you will see a slow turnover from seniors to non-seniors as the need arises.

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Submitted by nightsunstar on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 8:27am.

uuuuuuum, they're already putting "senior apartments" next to village park at crosstown/peachtree pkwy. will these apartments be multi-levels? GIVE ME A BREAK! what senior wants THAT??? do we really need more senior housing here? where are they (the developers) getting their information? if they can prove the need for these housing units, fine, but it seems like they're just build. it's SO nice to see this town rid itself of its charm with more and more buildings, less trees & wildlife.

Submitted by Lou on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 12:47pm.

I am pleased to see these new Senior App on the way. Too many folks retire and must leave this area for lack of senior housing. My hats off the the builders.


Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 09/06/2007 - 9:35pm.

No tattoo parlors or "adult oriented" stores, what the??

What message are they sending with these restrictions? Does this mean we have standards/building codes to follow??

Huh? Who knew?

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Submitted by Stinger on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 11:11am.

So if we are able to impose restrictions on this development, why not have similar restrictions on the Kohl's site?

Instead of excluding “establishments whose primary business is the sale of gasoline or diesel.”

Perhaps we could exclude “establishments whose primary business is the sale of gasoline, diesel, cheap clothing or bad chicken wings.”

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