Former F’ville Tiger Trail pecan orchard turns into retail center

Tue, 12/04/2007 - 4:50pm
By: Ben Nelms

There is more office and retail coming to Ga. Highway 54 West in Fayetteville. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Nov. 27 gave thumbs up to more than 29,000 square feet of retail and office space at Hwy. 54 and Tiger Trail, the street that runs beside Fayette County High School.

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 use and a one-story retail building at 5,500 square feet.

Village Corner will also be located just across Lanier from what will soon become the 31,000-square-foot two-story office building at Tiger Trail and the Lanier Avenue/Stonewall Avenue triangle.

The land up until the late 1990s was a pecan orchard.

The building architecture will reportedly reflect a turn-of-the-century design that will provide a similar look for both the front and rear of each building. The design will consist of steel frame construction with brick veneer, said Senior Planner Linwood Robinson. Project elevations were approved by the city’s Art and Architectural Advisory Committee in November.

Off-street and shared parking for the development will be located in the front, side and rear of the buildings. Significant landscaping is planned particularly along the Hwy. 54 frontage to help buffer and screen the parking lots from view, according to information provided in the development plan.

The Village Corner project is situated within the Main Street District and is consistent with the city’s Future Land Use Map. Commissioners’ vote on the measure was 4-0.

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