Senior apartments on backburner

The Peachtree City Council Thursday postponed a request to lift the city’s multi-family housing moratorium to consider rezoning a 4.8 acre site off Ga. Highway 54 East for a senior apartment complex.

NorSouth Communities requested the postponement because the company is looking into other potential sites around the city, according to consultant and architect Bill Foley.

NorSouth initially expressed interest in the 4.8-acre site located behind the Zaxby’s restaurant in the Lexington Circle shopping center near the city’s eastern limit. The site is currently zoned limited use commercial and would require a rezoning if the company seeks to proceed with that site.

The city’s moratorium on multifamily housing forbids city staff from accepting any rezoning proposal that would convert a parcel to multifamily use. However, developers can ask for the moratorium to be lifted for a specific piece of property.

The decision to lift the moratorium is completely up to the City Council, though any rezoning proposal would ultimately be considered first by the city’s planning commission for a recommedation to Council.

Council has final say on all zoning proposals.

The multi-family housing moratorium does not apply to land that is already zoned for multifamily use.