Concerns over Atlanta Christian College and Homes build on or near Peach Pit landfill

I am concerned that the possibility of building a school and having homes built on or near a landfill and the longterm effects might be. I live in a John Wieland home now that has toxic mold in it as well as structural problems. My family is very sick due to the mold and I would hate to see someone else spend a lot of money for a home or a school and it be damaged or condemed and would need to be torn down. Think about if the school or homes for that matter, is built on this site and 10-15 years down the road, contamination from the landfill seeps into the soils and people get sick or their school or homes start to sink. Who will have to foot the bill and loose guest it, the homeowner and the school, not to mention the fact that they too could be facing medical problems. The potential for astronomical lawsuits for many years is staggering. You can visit my problems with my home at

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 3:36pm.

Mr. Cole,

Doug Sturbaum and I have been working on the ACC from day one the process began in 2007. I can assure you the proposed site is not on the Peach Pit.

The Peach Pit is located on the 89 Acres, for which Wieland has submitted a rezoning to Limited Use Residential request with a plan to include 344 homes, which breaks down into 58 condominiums, 161 attached homes, meaning townhomes I am told, and 125 single family homes.

No school is proposed on the 89 Acres at this time. Approximately 86 acres is developable.

Just to give an idea of the density, 219 homes are attached to other homes. That is 64% of all the home proposed.

I am concerned Wieland is pursuing this request now, with no plans to build for years, just to get it passed before a Council with a different perspective is elected.

There most assuredly is no market for that many new homes at this time. Especially when undeveloped sites remain in phase I and the resale market is is more than sufficient to meet needs for years to come.

Hope that gives a clearer picture of where things stand.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 6:33pm.

Fight the good fight on this.

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