PTC planners approve one hotel off Wisdom Rd.

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has approved a scaled-back proposal that would have one hotel instead of two coming to a 2.8-acre tract off Wisdom Road near Ga. Highway 74.

Kassandas Properties now wants to build a three-story Fairfield Inn and Suites property on the site. The building would be approximately 42,000 sq. ft. with 82 guest rooms and suites. The company plans to have 97 parking spaces, ten of which would be for golf carts. There will also be a designated parking area for buses as well.

The commission’s approval Sept. 10 was for a recommendation to the Peachtree City Council for approval of the rezoning. Council has final say on all rezoning requests.

Previously Kassandas wanted to build two hotels on the parcel but has since pared down its request for just one hotel. The company is leaving additional room on the site for another separate hotel building in the future.

The property is located behind the Wisdom Point shopping center off Ga. Highway 74 at Wisdom Road.

Although the roof of the hotel will reach just under 33 feet high, a parapet wall above the main entrance and guest drop-off area will bring the height from finished grade to 43 feet, according to a memo from City Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast.

Because the height would eclipse 35 feet, a rezoning is necessary from the lot’s current designation as general commercial. Kassandas is seeking a limited use commercial zoning.

The parcel is adjacent to the Woodsmill apartment complex, which means that a 75-foot vegetated buffer must be maintained between the apartments and the hotel.

There were several conditions added to the commission’s recommendation, including a requirement that all guest rooms be accessible by internal hallways only, and that management be on-site 24 hours a day.

A representative for the developer said the site would have security cameras as well, and golf carts would be made available for guests’ use.