Wieland rezoning tabled due to questions

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 10:14pm
By: The Citizen

With incomplete information from John Wieland Homes, the Peachtree City Planning Commission voted Monday night to postpone a vote on a proposed residential rezoning.

Wieland officials indicated at the meeting that they have prepared yet another version of the plan that will be proposed to the City Council, which will have the final say on whether or not to approve the rezoning.

City Planner David Rast said part of the unresolved issues deal with incomplete documentation for the environmental assessments done on the construction landfill, called the Peach Pit, that's located on the 89-acre site.

Wieland had proposed to put sports fields on the location where the Peach Pit currently is. But city staffers have balked at the potential liability of accepting the land.

Another unfinished matter, Rast said, is the architecture that should be expected for the subdivision. John Wieland himself contradicted an employee's characterization that the proposed subdivision would have architecture comparable to that of the North Cove neighborhood in Peachtree City.

Rast also noted that the company has changed its price point for the subdivision. The company is proposing 321 single family homes, with 196 of those being townhomes.

Rast said he felt it was important for the details of the site to be ironed out before a rezoning is contemplated. He referenced a promise made by Wieland to have lots in the Centennial subdivision custom cleared to save as many trees as possible.

Later, the company told the city it was impossible, and so the promise wasn't kept, Rast noted.

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