PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building.

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building.

The building would be served by elevators, and it would be restricted to seniors 62 and above. The age restriction is proposed to be part of the zoning and deed restrictions on the property.

The parcel in question is currently zoned limited use residential with a land use designation of multi-family.
Rents would range from the mid-600s for one bedroom units up to $900-$1,000 for two bedroom units, company officials have said.

In a March workshop meeting, several City Council members expressed hesitancy about the concept. At that meeting, NorSouth was looking at an undeveloped tract in the Lexington Circle mixed-use development off Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road.

The complex would not have any medical staff nor any food service such as a cafeteria, as it is targeted for seniors who are active and independent, NorSouth officials have said.

The property would have a full-time manager on site and would also be staffed at night with maintenance workers who are trained to respond to any emergency that might come up; each unit will have an emergency monitoring system.

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Don't be frightened

First off it's a free country and restricting home development is not a good idea. I know an apartment building is also a business but engaging in keeping a population segment out is just wrong.

As for the question of it being for older people and staying with the age limit, we are in the middle of huge shift. Our parents (when they were our age) only had pathetic nursing homes available. There was not enough money in the senior market for business to invest there. That has all changed and will continue. Between social security, medicare, and increased savings there is more money in this market than any other. I don't mean to say seniors are all on easy street - it's just that the large number of seniors with a little money gives this market economy of scale that was never there before.

Residents support local business and pay taxes. What's not to like?

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Some of this is a bit silly, jpopeye

Communities have every right to engage in zoning that is fair, applicable to all, and fits a community plan. Cities have a right to restrict industrial development within a subdivision or a residential zone, for example. Cities also have a right to restrict density. An apartment building is high density and should be zoned and treated with concern for where it is. High Density buildings, especially if they are developed willy nilly in a community sucg as clayton county, require more city services and more policing. It is what naturally happens.
I think what people are concern about is this is the proverbial camel's nose under the tent flap. High density senior living is palatable to most around PTC, but what happens to that building if they cannot make a profit and goes under? Does it get converted to section 8 housing? What happens when it becomes the cheapest place to live in an area with good schools? It fills up with younger families trying to escape where they are, but many times bringing chaos with them in the form of some of their children. Also, high density can overwhelm a particular school when it is suddenly hit by two large apartment complexes that become 30% of an elementary school's population. None of this is new.

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Odd attitude for someone who thinks government should stay out of business!

Cherry picking, I think.

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I am not against government

I am certainly for a government based upon the constitution. But understand our construction. The purview not expressly given to the federal government was specifically reserved for the states or the people. Zoning is an important part of normal community development and governance. it is silly to think it not. One does not co-locate residential properties next to full scale industrial properties. Sometimes zoning is not followed and situations arise, but it is not sensible. Should an apartment complex filled with families with small children be forced to have a commercially licensed half-way house for sexual predators to be moved next door? Many communities are benefitted by sound zoning. It keeps people from complaining about the noise of a nearby airport, for example.
I dare you to look at any of my posts and see any anarchist support.

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POST SCRIPT

How can I get on a waiting list, I will sign up now pay my deposit, first and last months rent.

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O PLEASE

Please let this happen. More communities should participate in age restricted apartments for the retired and semi retired. I would definitely move back to Peachtree City if this community is built. High prasies for Peachtree City for offering this concept.

Thank you

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"Targeted To Seniors Who Are Active And Independent"

Okay, enough of the overused, useless jargon. If I hear that term one more time, I'm gonna stop taking my blood pressure and cholesterol meds. This is Peachtree Station Grey and we do not need or want it.

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GOIL & other "Teas"

Are you a member of the same group of people who don't want too many laws, don't want any government interference with business, or don't want anyone to say what you can do or where you can live?

Well, then you are in the wrong group!

Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Oh, but you say this is an exception, we can't have old people like my Mom & Dad, who will get sicker and sicker, living in Peachtree City! If they can't afford a half acre of land and a $250,000 house, then go to an expensive nursing home---which I won't help pay for either!
Better yet, maybe they will go away somewhere, anywhere.

If they had just saved their money (and not invested it in 401-k, or in the market) they could afford a big house and a maid.)

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GOIL & other "Teas"

Are you a member of the same group of people who don't want too many laws, don't want any government interference with business, or don't want anyone to say what you can do or where you can live?

Well, then you are in the wrong group!

Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Oh, but you say this is an exception, we can't have old people like my Mom & Dad, who will get sicker and sicker, living in Peachtree City! If they can't afford a half acre of land and a $250,000 house, then go to an expensive nursing home---which I won't help pay for either!
Better yet, maybe they will go away somewhere, anywhere.

If they had just saved their money (and not invested it in 401-k, or in the market) they could afford a big house and a maid.)

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Senior Apartments

I hope I never have to leave my home - but this sounds like a wonderful idea!

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@ David's Mom

I hope you always live the way you want. If the time comes when it is better to leave your home, it would be nice if there was a comfortable place to go. I hope our community supports alternatives like senior apartments.

I look forward to making the move and will do so early enough to get re-established.

Best regards.

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SENIOR LIVING

Bless you. I have worked and paid taxes all my life, granted not a college grad, never earned over $36 a year and it was tough raising a child alone was able to save but only the minimum in the ole 401K (look what happened to that). Yes I owned two homes (well paid the mortgage on two) and at 60 was laid off almost a year and a half ago. Believe me I look for work and have not found it. I'm an excellent citizen never been in trouble, had only one speeding ticket in my life, I need to have a community like the one being proposed and yes I want it in an area I feel safe. Thank you for your comments and realization there are less fortunate, good people in this world.

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Why not Peachtree Towne Club, David's Mom?????

Only $3,00 per month and they feed you whenever you want.

The senior apartment thing will not happen because Mayor Haddix (and Doug) and Kimbo, the deer slayer and the Little Realtor and even Eric the Terrible will rise up against another Peachtree Station coming into our lives. Docha think?

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You ding bat stop comparing this to peachtree station

Or harmony village. 62 and older, excellent rent rates. This is very much needed. It is senior housing NOT FAMILYS with kids housing. The towne club is very nice but a big joke. You have to be not to smart to pay 2700 to 5000 for a dinky little apartment. It will fold and then watch out what that will turn in to. If they were smart they would sell it as condos and put an age restriction like 62 on the sales. NO kids, dogs or cats. Just old folks.

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But normal, it is Peachtree Station - in more ways than one

First it is being sold to council as one thing and when it gets built and fails, it will turn into another thing that the rookie council never imagined - just like Peachtree Station - except the Peachtree Station people fooled both council and PCDC.
Do you seriously think they will stick to an age restriction when they have vacant apartments after a year or two?
Not to worry, I'm sure Haddix listened politely and told them to go away.

Towne Club could in fact go condo - no zoning restrictions to prevent it, but that would be even less popular that upscale rental. With a condo you have to worry about selling the thing to get your money out and there's simply too many units in that building - over 100, I think.

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ROBERT

Glad you think Haddix is so smart, but listen, really is it Haddix or his ole croney, you know the one he sits at his feet? Wonder how Haddix pays his bills, sure not from his city salary (pretty young to be retired so young,so long, don't ya think?)
Not much difference taking a chance on this as it has been for all the strip malls you so called know it alls ok and build in the city. Maybe you should just think about another GOLF COURSE AND COUNTRY CLUB!

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