Fayetteville council to consider road project

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to select a low bid for a project that will lead to the realignment of some of the streets on the city’s north side.

The council will also consider at its Aug. 7 meeting an amendment to the golf cart ordinance and conduct public hearings pertaining to the proposed Ga. Military College (GMC) campus and another which would locate a residential development for older adults along Ga. Highway 54 West.

The council is expected to hear a recommendation on the low bid for demolition pertaining to the Ga. Highway/Hood Avenue realignment project that will lead to the reconfiguration of the traffic flow along Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue, extending Hood Avenue across Ga. Highway 85 and linking up with North Jeff Davis Drive to the east.

Specific to the demolition bid, the project will remove four residences west of Hwy. 85 and the small building at the Hudson Plaza Shopping Center situated perpendicular to the roadway.

City officials said that while other issues with the Georgia Department of Transportation must be resolved, the hope is that the large realignment project can begin by December.

Also at the meeting, the council will hear an update of a proposed ordinance amendment that would align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions. The proposal was tabled at the July 17 meeting to give city staff time to review the idea of allowing carts on city sidewalks.

City staff are proposing that golf carts be allowed on city sidewalks, with the exception of sidewalks of five feet in width that run along state highways because DOT standards pertaining to those sidewalks cannot be met.

The council will conduct the first of two public hearings on the proposals that would establish a campus for GMC and one that would establish Lafayette Place with 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Hwy. 54 in The Villages development.

The GMC proposal was unanimously approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Commissioners voted to deny a recommendation for the Lafayette Place proposal. Though a good proposal, a majority of commissioners thought the location was not appropriate.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

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