PTC gets request to annex 77 acres on city’s southside
On 2nd try, developer wants offices, homes across from school complex
The owner of a 77-acre tract just outside south Peachtree City is asking for it to be annexed into the city limits. It’s the second shot at annexation for that property, which has remained undeveloped since its county rezoning 12 years ago.
Southern Pines Plantation Commercial Group of Macon has abandoned a shopping center originally proposed for the site just outside the city and instead wants to develop two office-institutional buildings at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Redwine Road along with a 90-lot single family subdivision with 20,000-square-foot lots.
The development would be accessed at the light for that intersection, according to the proposal SPP submitted to the city.
The proposed office development pitched under the latest annexation proposal from SPP would be “in keeping with the nearby medical offices along Hwy. 74 across from the subject property.”
SPP is proposing to include an amenity center and several “pocket parks” and the subdivision would connect to the adjacent Meade Fields recreation area via cart path.
SPP is also proposing to connect to the Peachtree City Sewer System, which is operated by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority. If that connection is approved, it could ultimately lead to sewer being extended underneath Ga. Highway 74 to two existing office buildings and beyond to what is now a horse farm also located in unincorporated Fayette County.
SPP’s 77 acres is along the western side of Hwy. 74 bordered by the Brechin Park subdivision, also in unincorporated Fayette County, and is also near the Starr’s Mill school campus.
The parcel is currently in unincorporated Fayette County, and in 2009 SPP was unsuccessful in petitioning for annexation of 18 acres to grant sewer access for the shopping center. The site was rezoned by the Fayette County Commission in 2000 for a mix of retail and office uses but no development has since occurred on the site.
The Peachtree City Council is expected to vote in the near future on whether to proceed with a formal staff investigation of the proposal. If SPP gets that green light, staff will look into the matter and citizens will be allowed to provide feedback before the matter comes up for a final council decision.
In 2010, SPP asked the city to annex the entire parcel and rezone it for light industrial use to make way for a company that would be relocating to the area. That project, however, never came to fruition and the property has remained undeveloped.