‘Dry’ dredging for Lake P'tree?

When the Fayette County Water System gets around to dredging Lake Peachtree, it will likely drain the lake and then scoop out the silt the old-fashioned way. Read More»

Senoia to resurface Main St.

Senoia residents will soon see a new topping to Main Street in the downtown area. An April 7 approval by the City Council will result in the resurfacing of Main Street in time for the Memorial Day festivities.

The Main Street resurfacing project is not one that involves a significant length of time, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Plans call for a tentative start date in May, with a completion date prior to the Memorial Day activities that will see the downtown area flooded with residents and visitors. Read More»

Fayette presses F’ville for fire dept. consolidation

A Fayetteville Fire Department unit assists the county during a fire last week on Lees Mill Road. Photo/John Munford.

Uniting county, F’ville city fire units a ‘wash’ on taxes, county mgr. says

A proposal to consolidate the Fayetteville and Fayette County fire departments is being floated again by county officials. Read More»

UPDATED — Spillway problems delay Lake Peachtree refill

Flat Creek meanders through what was Lake Peachtree in a photo taken in early March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

UPDATED for print April 5 — The refilling of Lake Peachtree has been delayed due to problems with the spillway that will require repairs, city officials said last week.

The lake was lowered in January to allow property owners on the shoreline to maintain their shoreline and docks. The plan was to have the lake refilled in March.

But a recent safety inspection on the spillway showed that repairs are necessary, and it will take about three weeks for tests to be conducted to determine how best to repair the problem, officials said. Read More»

Developers ready to extend MacDuff Parkway

Wieland says 204-home rezoning necessary to allow funding for road extension to Hwy. 74

Completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension may be coming sooner than anyone might have thought.

Two weeks ago, John Wieland Homes officials announced they were ready to proceed with construction as soon as their partner in the project, Brent Scarborough, was ready. That moment may just be materializing now, as Wieland representative Dan Fields announced Thursday that Scarborough has inked a deal with a developer for an assisted living project. Read More»

PTC wants input on entrance sign replacements

As Peachtree City has gotten older, some subdivision entry signs have started to show their age. Read More»

Assisted living facility pitched for east PTC

A 52-unit assisted living facility is being proposed for a 4.7-acre lot off Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City at the Lexington Circle commercial development.

That’s the area just east of McIntosh High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Because such a development is considered a multifamily project under the city’s zoning ordinance, the city council has been asked to lift the city’s moratorium on multi-family housing. Read More»

210 luxury concierge apartments for F’ville?

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies, appearing before the City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The evolution of Fayetteville began last year with the initial construction of Pinewood Atlanta Studios and continued early this year with the first dozen vendor companies locating here to support the film industry. Now an initial proposal presented to the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission March 25 would add luxury apartments to the equation along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development. Read More»

Vote postponed on 204-home West Village rezoning

Developer withdraws plan for smaller 34-home subdivision on school site

A planned vote on a 204-home rezoning off MacDuff Parkway was postponed Monday by the Peachtree City Planning Commission because of a problem with the sign on the parcel that advertised the meeting.

Also Monday it was announced that the same developer, John Wieland Homes, has withdrawn a smaller 34-home rezoning proposed for a nearby 17-acre tract that was originally set aside for an elementary school that was never built. Read More»

F’ville ditches permits for movie sets

A zoning amendment adopted March 20 by the Fayetteville City Council will enable movie and television crews to set up temporary set designs and backdrops used in filming without having to obtain a building permit. Read More»

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