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PTC parcels out open space zonings

City also adopts corrected future land use map

Last week, the Peachtree City Council adopted a new zoning map that rezoned more than 600 individual tracts of land from a “plain vanilla” open space category to one of two more specific new open space categories.

Each tract was rezoned to either open space-public or open space-conservation. The OS-C zoning is reserved for land that is projected to remain in its natural state such as the city-owned greenbelts and buffers, officials said.

OS-P is designed for facilities that have a public use such as recreation facilities, public buildings and churches. Read More»

F’ville to look closely at what can be built in industrially-zoned areas

The move late last month by the Fayetteville City Council to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts is intended to give planning staff the ability to take the time needed to scrutinize the uses that exist and to make sure those uses will serve the city in the future.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson on Tuesday said the request for the moratorium followed a recent special exception request to establish a waste transfer in one of the manufacturing-zoned areas. Read More»

PTC sewer bills set to skyrocket

Starting Dec. 1, city sewer bills to increase up to 123 percent a month; WASA employees to get raises

Peachtree City residents will be getting some sticker shock on their sewer bills starting Dec. 1.

Most residential customers will see their bills go up $20 a month or more, thanks to an increase passed Monday night by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority. The appointed authority also is replacing a minimum monthly sewer fee with what they term a base fee that will apply to all sewer customers. Read More»

Somerby unit makeup change approved

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council approved a redistribution of units for The Somerby senior citizen residential complex off Ga. Highway 74 and Rockaway Road.

Somerby’s total units will remain at 310 despite the changes. It has increased its age-restricted assisted living units from 48 to 74.

In exchange, it will reduce its condominium units from 42 to 30, and its apartments from 150 to 136. Read More»

PTC to tweak celltower rules again

Council wants to vet antenna applications even if no tower involved

Yet again, a proposed new set of rules for the location of new cellphone towers in Peachtree City has been put on hold.

This time, it’s so city staff can change language that would have allowed wireless companies to put an antenna on an existing building or structure without getting a review from the Planning Commission or the City Council. Council decided it wanted to review antenna locations even though they wouldn’t involve a new tower. Read More»

PTC wants light at 74 and BSC

Fire Chief warns of ‘bad accident’ potential without light

Having tried and failed already several times, Peachtree City officials will keep trying to convince state transportation officials that a new traffic light is necessary for safe crossing of the widened Ga. Highway 74 south at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

PTC eyes taxes for Gathering Place, new paths

Projects to be listed on upcoming citizen survey to gauge public opinion

The Peachtree City Council is eyeing an expansion of the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center and a host of new segments for its cart path system. Read More»

F’ville places moratorium on manufacturing applications

The Fayetteville City Council at a called meeting Sept. 28 voted to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts. The moratorium will give city staff time to review the ordinance for any needed changes.

Commenting on the moratorium, city manager Joe Morton in a Sept. 27 memo noted that city staff reviewed several of the allowable uses in the M-1 and M-2 zoning classification subsequent to a recent special exception application for a waste transfer station. Read More»

Ga. DOT: Haddix wrong on project list

State says PTC mayor premature in criticizing lack of Fayette transportation projects for 2012 vote

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix last week complained that there are no regional transportation projects that would benefit Fayette County should voters in metro Atlanta approve a regional one-percent transportation tax in 2012. Read More»

$400K federal stimulus at work on Hood Avenue

Work crews were busy this week constructing new sidewalks along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville. Sidewalk projects are also in the works for portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. The work is funded by federal stimulus money. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone driving along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville recently has noticed work crews on the south side of the street.

A part of the Connecting Sidewalks Project, the federal stimulus-funded walkways are being installed from Ga. Highway 85 to Landings Drive and along portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. Read More»