PTC planners OK hairdos in ‘light industrial’ areas

A business owner will get his wish in a bid to start a hair salon on a small parcel zoned light industrial near The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City.

The new venture will fill the former My Gym location in the Clover Reach area which has been vacant for the past two years, and there is more room for future development on the property, according to city staff.

The Peachtree City Planning Commission approved a text amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance that will allow hair salons as a use in the light industrial zoning category. Of the parcels zoned LI in the city, all are within a few blocks concentrated south of The Avenue shopping center.

“I don’t see this as being detrimental to any other businesses in there and it might spur some redevelopment of other parcels,” said City Planner David Rast.

The amendment was approved on a 4-0 vote with one abstention.

The commission also approved the conceptual plan for a new 35,000 square-foot office/warehouse building in the Dividend North complex off Ga. Highway 74 south adjacent to TDK Components USA.

The parcel is owned by Tiernan and Patrylo, which has been renovating and leasing an existing 279,819 sq. ft. building into smaller tenant spaces with success, Rast said. Also on the parcel is the Home Plate baseball and softball facility. The entire parcel is just over 32 acres in size.