Braelinn center rehab up for vote Mon.

Fri, 11/21/2008 - 4:51pm
By: John Munford

The Peachtree City Planning Commission is expected to vote Monday night on plans to conduct a major renovation at the Braelinn Village shopping center.

The Shopping Center Group, which now operates and leases the site anchored by Kroger and Super K-mart, wants to replace the entire front elevation of the stores. There are plans for new signage, and the walkways in front of stores will be rebuilt with decorative stamped concrete.

The company is hoping to keep tenants at the site and attract new ones, as vacancy issues there have gone “almost out of control” according to company representative John Sebring.

The schematics showed large landscape islands directly off the walkways with some parking spots for handicap, regular and golf cart parking right on the edge of the walkway.

The company plans to erect a new roof over the facility as well.

Also on the works are benches and outdoor music to make the shopping experience more pleasant, Sebring said. There will even be work undertaken behind the shopping center where the cart path connection is.

There are also two traffic circles planned for the main entry driveway: one at about the halfway point and the other at the far end nearest the stores.

City officials have been hoping for such a makeover for Braelinn in recent years, and the area is changing with the recent addition of the Towne Club luxury senior apartment complex at the corner of Crosstown Drive and south Peachtree Parkway.

login to post comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Submitted by johannabartley on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 11:01am.

The center should be renovated but there still are so many more important things. Why don't they use that money to finance some drug rehabs or something that can help young people with addictions? And there are so many schools that need more equipment and learning aids...

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Sat, 11/22/2008 - 9:28pm.

for those rainy shopping days? Like Publix, for loading groceries. Hardly anyone uses the outside pharmacy drop off, it could be added at that end.
And, since it will be NEVER that this end of town EVER gets the pleasure of shopping via golf cart other than at Braelinn, can you increase the golf cart spaces right up on the front of the walkway so that the carts will not take up the precious few spots left for cars at Kroger since the gas station has so rudely diminished all parking there?

Submitted by fluffybear on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 12:10pm.

[Quote] And, since it will be NEVER that this end of town EVER gets the pleasure of shopping via golf cart other than at Braelinn [Quote]

Excuse me? Braelinn is our closest center as well. However there is not a center (other then the Publix on 54) that we can not get to via Golf Cart.

Problem I see with the loading zone is there are a number of people who will insist on parking there when it rains because they are afraid they will melt if they get wet.

The gas station did not diminish parking that I can see. Yes, some curb side golf cart would be nice but I figure that will end up being abused just like the 'mothers with infants parking' is.

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Sat, 11/22/2008 - 9:07pm.

would enjoy a nice restaurant to eat at with some outdoor dining? We have so many nice weather evenings where we could drive the golf cart here and sit outside and enjoy a meal? I hope these renovations bring full occupancy, but could see some of the smaller store fronts taken down to accomodate a restaurant concept. Or at least get an ice cream parlor back. The ride to Bruster's is so far away, and forget getting to The Avenue for an ice cream on the golf cart.

Submitted by fluffybear on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 3:46pm.

Again, why do you say that? I was actually surprised how easy it is to get to The Avenue on a Golf Cart. We did it for the first time just before Christmas and had zero trouble.
Maybe instead of whining about how inconvenient everything is you put a little more effort in reading the map and figuring out how you can go just about anywhere in this town on your golf cart.

FYI, My family and I frequently go to Target and Wal-Mart on our golf cart and we live just around the corner from Braelinn Elementary. For the record, we have gone to Bruster's on the cart as well.

Submitted by TomCat on Sat, 11/22/2008 - 11:48am.

The current needs and future potential for Braelin are obvious to many of us and let's hope the new owners consider long-term success over quick-return on investment. Hopefully, some additional food places will locate here - think Italian!?!...but a success here would be great for all of us.

"The Cat is loose...."

Submitted by Spyglass on Sat, 11/22/2008 - 8:40am.

On golf cart especially. The upgrades will be greatly appreciated.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.