PTC Council eyes Hwy. 54 E. medical office annexation

The owner of a new medical office built on Ga. Highway 54 east just outside the Peachtree City limits is asking for the 4.4-acre site to be annexed by the City Council.

Thursday night, council will consider whether to allow staff to work with the property owner, Foot Pain LLC, on the proposal.

The site is the original home office of Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia and podiatrists Dr. Joseph Giovinco and Dr. Gregory Alvarez. Founded in 1982, the company now has 18 locations around the Atlanta metro area.

The city’s annexation regulations require permission from council before such a proposal may be formally vetted by city staff. If council agrees, that process would occur and the information would be presented to council for a final yes or no decision on the annexation at a later date.

The parcel is located directly off Ga. Highway 54 East and is contiguous to the city limits at the rear where it abuts Sumner Road and several homes.

The site is also abutted to the west by a parcel that is currently in the unincorporated county as well. So if the Foot Pain parcel is ultimately annexed, it would leave several other parcels in unincorporated Fayette County subsequently sandwiched by city land.

According to county tax records, the Foot Pain parcel and its 46,000 sq. ft. office building are valued at $2.37 million. If it were to be annexed, it would receive city services such as public safety and the like while the city would also receive property tax revenue for the parcel.

In its application to have the annexation considered by the city, Foot Pain LLC representatives give no direct explanation for the reasoning behind the request.

The site is currently zoned commercial as a part of the unincorporated county. If annexed, the property owner wants it rezoned for office use.

A decision on whether or not to consider the rezoning is expected during the council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

SPQR
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what happened

what was the ruling on this?

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Haddix: 54W Medical

The Step One was approved 4-1(Fleisch) with an urge to try to bring in the other 3 parcels between this location and the City Border on 54. The Planning Commission urged the same thing.

The developer talked to the 3 parcels, they agreed, and a new Step One was approved at a later Council Meeting 5-0. Fleisch has reservations still, but voted for it.

It is now before Planning and when they are finished will send it back to Council for the Step Two with their recommendation. The recommendation is not binding on Council.

Step One allows Staff to work with the applicant. Step Two actually annexes the property into PTC.

The neighbors in PTC on Sumner Road support the annexation.

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Mr. Haddix - How

How does this square with the planned community concept?

Why doesn't the city just annex everything to Fayetteville? Where do we stop? The city can then become a vast string of strip malls going down 54 East.

Why did those businesses locate outside the city limits in the first place?

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Haddix: How Does it Square

It all depends on how it is handled. Wilksmoor was an added Village, in example.

I added an Agenda Item last Council meeting, the Future Land Use Map, dealing with this topic. Council gave a 4-0 direction to Staff to proceed.

Stay tuned, there is more to come on this topic that gets into your question and issues.

All I will say at this time is things have progressed to a point a serious conversation on this matter has to be held. How it will turn out I make no prediction.

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mayor

thanks for the quick response. My PC doc is moving there and it would be nice to have golf cart access

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Haddix: Cart Access

That is part of the planning process.