More development coming on Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville

Wed, 11/28/2007 - 2:15pm
By: Ben Nelms

Get ready for another installment of commercial space in Fayetteville along Ga. Highway 54 West.

The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission Tuesday gave thumbs up to more than 29,000 square feet of retail and office space at Hwy. 54 and Tiger Trail.

To be located on 6.25 acres between Hampton Inn and Hwy. 54, the development will consist of two, two-story buildings totaling 11,880 square feet each for office and retail and a one-story retail building at 5,500 square feet.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 3:39pm.

We might be singing this song.....

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Submitted by johenry on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 2:18pm.

I don't live in Fayetteville, but I could never understand how they always complain about the traffic from the retail paradise (Ga 85) and they went and built two major centers on the southside of their downtown. Now people are complaining their traffic is worse than ever, DUH!

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Submitted by Tiger Dad on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 1:29pm.

Less than 600 voters turned out for the election earlier this month. No one ran against the so-called “mayor” Ken Steele, and no one ran against one of the incumbents for one city council seat. The one person (that had no previous ties to the current mayor and his cronies) that did step up and run for the empty council seat lost the election by a mere 6 votes to a former city councilman. I know there are more than 6 people in this town that care enough that should have voted. Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to run for either mayor or city councilman, but I am a registered voter that actually VOTED, so I believe I have all the right in the world to gripe.

Fayetteville will soon be just another Riverdale. Fayetteville used to be a nice, quiet little town with not a lot going on. You didn’t have to worry about what kind of neighbor you might have living next door. Everyone knew each other. I understand that growth is good. But please, for the life of me, why does the city of Fayetteville continue to allow developers to come in, bulldoze a few acres of trees, throw up a building in just a matter of a few weeks and then sit back and watch it remain empty for months on end? There has to be some political or monetary gain out of this because there couldn’t possibly be any other reason.

WAKE UP FAYETTEVILLE VOTERS!!! There is another election coming up next year. It’s not too early to step up to the plate and put your name out there. Get to know some of your fellow residents. Show that you care about YOUR town. Let’s get some new people on the council. Slowly but surely, we can start to turn this around so that our children and grandchildren will be able to come back to Fayetteville and not have to look over their shoulder as they walk down the street. They won’t have to look at house after house with burglar bars on every window. There won’t be any vacant lots (well, we already have vacant commercial structures). If enough concerned citizens speak up and attend some of the council meetings, they can see what kind of person Ken Steele is. Trust me, you have to see him in action to understand why we need new leadership.

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Submitted by zoes on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 9:49am.

Not being in a position to make these kinds of decisions, I hope there is something I am missing. How much thought does it take to see that we already have shopping centers/strip malls that are EMPTY and store fronts that have not been leased in years. Why build more places for businesses when they already have places waiting for them? Location, etc, is, of course, an issue, but I hate to see the rows and rows of shopping centers when every third one is desolute. Add more? Seems stupid to me. Riverdale has miles and miles of small shopping centers and look at that overall impression!

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Submitted by eodnnaenaj1 on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 10:00am.

You are not alone asking these questions. I often wonder why they continue to pave paradise and put up more buildings, parking lots, signs, etc., when there are relatively new buildings standing vacant. You are right, seems to be more and more little centers going up and it does give a "look" or "impression" to the area. Also seem to be a lot of small office areas, yet look at the help wanted ads, no new jobs. Makes a feller wonder doesn't it? Perhaps someone can explain to us.

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Submitted by Tug13 on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 2:38pm.

Y'all hit the nail on the head. Fayetteville needs someone to step up to the plate and run for office. People need to get out and vote!

It make me sick to see all the trees cut down, all the new empty buildings. What about the severe drought? Won't these new buildings require water? Sad Sad

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Submitted by yardman5508 on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:13am.

of questions people are asking up and down the system. From the presidency all the way down to the county level. Who is making these types of decisions? Where is the input from the public? We put our trust in our elected officials to do what is right for us. What if they misuse that trust? These are questions that "we, the people" deserve answers to. Keep the faith.

Democracy is not a spectator sport.

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Submitted by cowtipn on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 3:15pm.

I hope it's another nail salon or real estate brokerage!!!!

Submitted by momma on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 3:12pm.

The City of Fayetteville will not be happy until every tree between the square and hospital is chopped down.

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