Planners to vote on annex proposal

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 3:51pm
By: John Munford

A proposal to annex 48 acres for a 21-home subdivision on the east side of Peachtree City will be considered Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.
Hyde Investments wants the annexation to extend development of the Hyde Park subdivision that is already in the city limits. The property is immediately to the east of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

The proposed tract is landlocked due to the location of Camp Creek and therefore must be accessed by going through the city, according to Mike Lorber, who is representing Hyde Investments on the project.

The property’s current zoning in the unincorporated county is agricultural-residential with a land use designation as low density residential.

Hyde Investments has indicated the homes would be sold around the $800,000 range but development wouldn’t begin for several years after the housing market improves. Lorber said the development would add estate lots to the city, of which there are few left.

The land is situated on either side of Camp Creek, which the city has long considered as one of its natural boundaries, according to the city’s comprehensive plan. This development would change that because a bridge will be necessary to cross Camp Creek to access some of the homes.

The tract also contains 11 undevelopable acres. Hyde is proposing the new homes would be allowed to use existing amenities at the Hyde Park subdivision.

The proposal has met with some resistance from citizens who spoke against the annexation at a workshop meeting of the planning commission in September. Several residents said they worried approval of this annexation would open the door for future annexation proposals.

One resident complained that the subdivision should not be considered an “extension” of Hyde Park because the new land barely touches the existing subdivision.

The commission’s vote will be one of recommendation only. The final say-so on the annexation rests with the City Council, and barring any setbacks this may be the first annexation proposal voted on by the new council that takes office in January with four new members.
The commission meets at City Hall starting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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Submitted by jackyldo on Sat, 12/12/2009 - 6:37am.

never can just leave nature and some trees alone.. annex and develop the mantra which builds the bubbles by which few profit.

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Submitted by Git Real on Sat, 12/12/2009 - 8:16am.

and develop the mantra which builds the bubbles by which few profit.

Or a jealous and bitter failure in life that justifies their inabilities to succeed by labeling hard working and entrepreneurial sorts as being greedy and evil.

Cross her off the potential employee list. She's only qualified to work for big gumament.

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Sat, 12/12/2009 - 6:20am.

No mention of sewer, so I assume that is not the motivation. Using the amenities in Hyde Park can be done with or without annexation. Tax revenue to the city? Maybe, but not until 2030 when houses above $500k begin to sell again.

So why is he even asking? What is the point?

And there are plenty of estate lots left, mr. mudcat, they just have houses on them - old houses ripe for purchase and remodel.

John, need more info. Interview someone and get an answer as to why this is needed (it is not) and why it is being requested. After we have that info, we can vote no. Remember new council and mayor, just say NO!

Submitted by GAltant on Sun, 12/13/2009 - 8:33pm.

Hyde is asking for annexation because Fayette County told him to speak to Peachtree City first since PTC will be responsible for fire, police and all emergency services.
He will build these homes whether they are in Peachtree City or Fayette County and Fayette will give him approval if PTC passes.
Might be that PTC needs more 1 acre lots, does anyone know how many there? Especially if PTC plans on filling up the industrial park, the executives will need a place to live.
The 11 acres that will remain undeveloped would provide a buffer for Peachtree City's border along with 1 acre lots at the edge which is part of the "steps" program in the Land Use Plan.
This annexation makes sense:
1-more 1 acre lots for development at the edge of the city border
2-an 11 acre buffer for the border
3-since we will have to provide emergency services, might as well be part of the city, not the county.

I think this one might make sense.
Mr Morgan, you should go the the planning meeting..I am going to go.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 5:25am.

I think we shouldn't confuse a "does no harm" annexation with an annexation that has a compelling reason that is of benefit to the city. Having said that, it is unlikely that the current council or planning commission are guided by such logic, so let it happen and let's devote ourselves to preventing Calligula Hills and more stupidity on Hwy. 54 west. Those are things that really will be harmful.

Submitted by GAltant on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 8:19am.

The city needs to look closely at its boundaries because there will be more development against it. The county is allowing a new shopping center on the southside, and the both the planning commission and council voted no to annexation and allowing the sewers to expand. It will be interesting to see if the shopping center will be developed, mostly likely it will but possibly smaller.
Hyde will develop on the west side whether its part of PTC or not, luckily what he wants to do is consistent with PTC...but let's repeat that word "luckily".
Calligula Hill is very stupid...West 54 was zoned many moons ago and we need to look at past councils and mayors for that stupidity....but go forward....steps need to be taken to annex land to many our boundaries, otherwise we will find shopping centers, big boxes, and a wide range of development right up against it with no zoning or desgin restrictions..unless you trust the county to do the right this!

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:23pm.

to see these 3 do as you mentioned, only not for Hyde. They will approve an ADDITIONAL 15 THOUSAND square feet for one bldg. in the Line Creek Retail Dev. on Hwy 54 West. You know, the CCD, Doug McMurrain screw PTC project. New agenda item, delayed by CCD's attorney Rick Lindsey till the final mtg. for The Three Stooges on City Council.

Oh, and be sure to stay for the final item, a SPECIAL recognition planned for the Three Stooges, Boone, Plunkett and Logsdon. Also known as "the final kiss-off".

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 8:03pm.

Here's where they annex and give us the finger on the way out the door.

Vote Republican

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00pm.

Unless something changes the tentative date before Council is January 21.

Don Haddix
Mayor Elect

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