PTC to mothball 2 zoning categories?

Thu, 07/03/2008 - 1:34pm
By: John Munford

Peachtree City officials are on their way toward essentially mothballing two zoning categories, after a vote for the change was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission Monday night.

If the action is approved by the City Council, the Villa Residential and Limited Commercial categories would be classified as “residual zoning districts,” said City Planner David Rast. The move is necessary because the city doesn’t need any more property to be zoned to either category, Rast explained.

The change would allow lots under those zonings to retain their current zoning, but they must be rezoned if they are at all redeveloped, Rast said.

The city only has one lot currently zoned for Villa Residential, and that’s the guest house on the property owned by the TDK corporation off Peachtree Parkway north. The zoning category was initially adopted to provide opportunities for other corporations to have temporary housing available for executives who were on assignment to the area on a short-term basis, officials have said.

As for the limited commercial district, it covers retail businesses selling “convenience type merchandise” and “the rendering of a personal service” in a building no larger than 6,000 square feet, according to the city’s zoning ordinance. It also permits a nursery, day care or private school facility of up to 40,000 square feet.

Examples of sites zoned LC include the Kids R Kids Day Care on Robinson Road, and the adjacent Village Store convenience store that fronts on both Robinson Road and Peachtree Parkway.

In other business Monday, the commission got a preview of a 12,000 square foot building expansion for Wilden Plastics, located on Ga. Highway 74 South north of the Panasonic campus.

The building will be located north of the existing driveway for the Wilden property and will add six parking spaces. The facility will be the new home for the company’s mold shop, and will also have two labs and office support as well, company representatives indicated.

The side fronting Hwy. 74 and the side facing the existing Wilden building will include glass and stucco features. The building will be located on what is currently a wooded, undeveloped site.

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