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Hamlets and neighborhoods planned as Fayetteville's westward extension

Hamlets and neighborhoods planned as Fayetteville's westward extension

Plan’s depiction of the West Fayetteville Neighborhoods with Piedmont Fayette Hospital on the southern boundary of the proposed development. Ga. Highway 54 runs left to right along the bottom, while the Veterans Parkway (West Fayetteville Bypass) bisects the area beginning at the southwest corner and heading north. To read about this proposed new development in the center of Fayette County, click here. Graphic/Fayette County Development Authority.

Meet the West Fayetteville Neighborhoods

Artist's rendering of the West Fayetteville Neighborhood immediately to the west of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, shown at extreme right. Graphic/Fayette County Development Authority.

Fayette Development Authority, F’ville map long-term plan to annex, develop 2,000 acres in mid-county

Picture a miniature version of a planned city like Peachtree City astride the new and controversial West Fayetteville Bypass in the middle of Fayette County.

Picture a thousand acres comprising six residential hamlets and neighborhoods, including parks and commercial areas in the rolling land around three sides of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

F’ville drops speed limit to 40 mph on S. Jeff Davis, 35 mph on Beauregard Ave.

Drivers, slow down on two Fayetteville thoroughfares.

A proposal last month to decrease the speed limit along South Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville by 10 miles per hour ended Oct. 6 with a vote by the City Council to reduce the speed limit by 5 mph and review the matter again in six months.

The Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 15 heard a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Avenue and South Jeff Davis Drive from 45 mph to 35 mph and to continue the expanded school zone along Grady Avenue. The proposal was made by Police Chief Steve Heaton. Read More»

Increases ahead for pool, restaurant inspection fees?

To help make up an $80,000 shortfall in the budget for the Fayette County Health Department, local residents may be paying more for their required annual swimming pool inspections and restaurants will pay more for health inspections. Read More»

$400,000 crosswalk, path system for F’ville

It may take some time before the funds are released, but in the end there will be a new pedestrian-friendly look to the area around Piedmont Fayette Hospital and beyond.

The Fayetteville City Council on Oct. 6 approved a memorandum of understanding for a $400,000 project that will install an enhanced crosswalk on Ga. Highway 54 at the hospital and 8,500 feet of multi-use paths extending through the Togwotee Village Read More»

Candidates pitch positions at Chamber of Commerce gathering

The Rev. Ed Johnson (L) and Mickey Edwards (R) are running for Post 1 and Post 2 in the election in Fayetteville. Johnson is running against incumbent Wilson Price and Edwards is running against first-time candidate Cathy Cochran. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Candidates in the upcoming elections for Fayetteville, Tyrone, and Peachtree City had an opportunity to introduce themselves at a meeting held by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. It was held at the chamber’s office in the old courthouse building.

Fifteen candidates are running in the three municipalities and only Fayetteville mayoral candidate Greg Clifton and Peachtree City candidates Steve Allen and George Dienhart were no-shows at the Chamber event. Read More»

PTC residents share ‘private street’ plight

City won’t consider maintaining them unless all right-of-way is donated

More than two dozen subdivisions and condominiums in Peachtree City were built without the streets being dedicated to the city, leaving homeowners on the hook for street improvements and repaving.

At a City Council workshop Tuesday night, it was explained that the “private street” approach was adopted by developers to either avoid the expense of building the streets to city specifications and/or to allow more units in the subdivision. Read More»

Fayette GOP opposes T-SPLOST mass transit projects

Half the proposed $6 billion to be raised from the 2012 10-county regional transportation sales tax referendum will be wasted on mass transit projects “not in the general interest,” charges the Fayette County Republican Party.

Only rail and bus projects that pay their own way from construction to operation costs will get local Republican support, the Executive Board of the Fayette GOP said in a news release last week. Read More»

PTC to sell $6M bonds for repairs, refinancing

To fund necessary repairs and upgrades at city owned facilities and re-finance two existing loans, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night approved the sale of $6 million in revenue bonds.

The bond issue will cover $3 million in improvements and the refinancing of two existing loans.

The city got an outstanding interest rate of 2.16 percent, thanks to the city’s excellent credit rating, officials said. And when paired with the payoff of another bond series earlier this year, the net increase on debt service is only $165,000 a year, according to Finance Director Paul Salvatore. Read More»

Planners to vote on TDK plant expansion

A proposal to add a 40,000 square foot expansion to TDK’s facility on TDK Boulevard near Ga. Highway 74 South will be considered by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

The expansion will allow the company to consolidate its warehouse and shipping activities, TDK representatives have said.

The conceptual site plan for the existing TDK facility shows the proposed addition of approximately 40,000 square feet that will be similar in design to the existing structure, city Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast has said. Read More»

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