PTC OKs senior housing development

Thu, 10/18/2007 - 7:50pm
By: The Citizen

The Peachtree City Council approved a 310-unit senior residential development off Rockaway Road, down from the original proposal of 376 units.

The vote was split 3-2 with council members Cyndi Plunkett and Stuart Kourajian against; both had objected to the inclusion of the condos on the plan.

In addition to lowering the density, developer John Gorecki of Dominion Partners agreed to give the city $75,000 to add restrooms at Meade Field, another $25,000 for improvements in the greenbelt along Rockaway Road for cart paths and Dominion will build a cart path tunnel under Rockaway Road.

Dominion also agreed to allow the city to buy at the company’s cost a six-acre tract along Meade Field that is currently slated for 30 condos. The company also eliminated one gate that was proposed for the property, though it is keeping two gates that will serve some of the condos and the entire assisted living building.

The project includes an assisted living building along with 72 condominiums in three-story buildings serviced by elevators. Also on the plan are 16 villa-style homes.

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Submitted by blazing2006 on Thu, 10/18/2007 - 9:54pm.

It wasn't that Plunkett and Kourajin were against. They had concerns with gated access and the, basically what amounted to single family homes.Stuart and Cynthia were for everything but that. Listen better next time, they both made strong points regarding the fact that there are plenty of small cluster homes subdivsions in the city and many that cater to 55 and older. And there are no subdivsions with gated access. That right there is going to open up a whole can of worms and a huge waste of time and taxpayer money. Just you watch over the next couple of years and watch people line up and want their subdivsions gated.Even the city attorney said that. I think the plan was great and needed for the city except for those points.

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 7:28am.

Fences and gates make great neighbors.

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Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 5:20am.

I'd love being in a gated community. If we keep building things like Wal Mart that attract predators, gates are the easiest way to keep them out of our residential areas. Those punks are too lazy to get out of their old beat-up cars and walk up the path, so a gate is perfect. Works in Henry County.

What possible downside is there to a gate? Emergency vehicles in other communities all have the code or an override device. The cost is minimal unless you put a guard there.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 8:13am.

I think this development has an Assisted Living Component, are the Gates designed to help with people walking off?

I have friends that live in gated developments in Henry, believe me, they want out. Henry is going down the proverbial tubes. TOO much cheap housing and the added traffic from a VERY busy I-75.

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