Apartments, annexation on PTC’s agenda

Tue, 06/13/2006 - 4:33pm
By: John Thompson

Could Peachtree City soon be the home of more multi-family developments in the heart of town?
That’s one of the questions the Peachtree City Council will answer during a busy meeting tomorrow night.
Pathway Communities is asking the city to lift its moratorium on multi-family housing to allow a planned “multi-building townhome development on a 7.31 tract at the intersection of Petrol Point and Tivoli Garden in Glenloch Village.
In a letter to the city, Pathway said it has a contract from Weatherup Construction to develop the site.
In its report to the City Council, the staff maintains it is not authorized to make a recommendation on the issue.
The other massive issue facing the Council tomorrow is the first step in the annexation proposal from Levitt & Sons. The nationally-known developer wants to annex a 400-acre tract in the so-called West Village of Peachtree City to build an upscale, gated seniors housing development. The property is next to the property John Wieland Homes also wants annexed into the city.
Since the development is so large, it would also require a development of regional impact review submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission.
According to plans provided to City Hall, the development is called Seasons at Peachtree City and feature 762 single family homes, a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, eight tennis courts and 180 acres of greenspace.
The developer has also pledged to contribute on a pro rata basis to the completion of MacDuff Parkway from its end north of the Centennial development to the northern portion of Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74.
Levitt & Sons wants the rezoning changed from Agricultural-Residential in Fayette County to Limited Use Residential in Peachtree City. Three hundred acres of the property are currently owned by The Scarbrough Group and Brent Scarbrough, developer of The Villages at LaFayette in downtown Fayetteville, while the other 100 acres are owned by Roy and Donna Stilwell of Fayetteville.
Other items on Thursday’s agenda include a public hearing to consider adoption of a transmittal resolution for community assessment and community participation program comprehensive plan and an informational presentation of the master recreation plan.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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Submitted by kohesion on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 12:12pm.

So how is it that PeachTree City has no "down town". Really, PTC is just a glorified suburb, wait.. "exurb". I mean, the golf cart paths are cool but wouldn't it be even better if there was a main street with shops and apartments?

Yeah, I know we are kinda stuck with the current layout. Maybe we can compromise. How about a giant apartment building or townhomes just behind the avenue?

I am afraid PTC is going to start dropping out of the top 10 communities soon. There is alot of competition being built right now. PTC is really an old school planned community. New urbanism seems to be the way things are going especially as energy prices continue to rise.

Submitted by LINDA 1222 on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 11:17am.


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Submitted by cmc865 on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 11:49am.

GO to for some info and photos.

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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 6:34pm.

You hide the subsidized housing issue right up front in the article and then try to pretend it has something to do with the seniors thing in the west village. Lazy reporting - do 2 articles.

Facts, John - one of which is PCDC has some obsolete land near the old skating rink in an office park that happens to be zoned commercial that no one will buy. Now they think subsidized apartments ( yes they will deny that, just like they did with Peachtree Station - now Harmony Village) will fly under the radar screen. Classic PCDC move - announce, schedule, then quietly delay.

It is coming up in the form of a vote on lifting the multi-family moratorium. Call your favorite council member. The ladies are for sure a no vote. Korajian and Boone will need to be influenced.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 11:11am.

It's easy to do.

I am totally against this. This area is already riddled with rental units. We have enough, more than enough. A change of zoning is out of the question.

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