F’ville preps for 19% growth spurt

The future is right around the corner. Foundations for the initial soundstages and workshops were laid recently at Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the first single-piece wall panels were put in place Monday afternoon. The studio property, along with a total of nearly 1,200 acres is expected to be annexed into Fayetteville on Aug. 1 with an effective date of Sept. 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Final vote on annexing 1,186 acres scheduled for Thursday’s council meeting

It has been a while in the making, but a final vote on the annexation and rezoning of nearly 1,200 acres on Fayetteville’s west side is expected at the Thursday meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The properties requesting annexation extend along Ga. Highway 54 from east of Sandy Creek Road and to the west to Tyrone Road, and along both sides of Veterans Parkway from Hwy. 54 to Sandy Creek Road.

The entire annexation area includes 1,186 acres, of which approximately 576 acres are requesting PCD (Planned Community District) zoning.
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PTC's Westpark Walk to get a facelift

The Westpark Walk retail center at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City will soon receive a bit of a facelift that will feature a new stairway tower facing the intersection.

The sign plan approved unanimously July 22 by the city’s Planning Commission will add a stair tower element constructed of brick and aluminum louvers which will face the intersection that will contain a new sign and be a central architectural feature for the two-story building at Westpark Walk. The tower surrounding the stairway will be 29 feet in height. Read More»

F’ville triples home permits over last year

These are a few of the houses at Grove Park subdivision off Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville that just over a year ago were vacant lots. The nearly built-out subdivision is indicative of the large increase in single-family residential permits issued in the city in the past six months. Photo/Ben Nelms.

ayetteville is beginning to see a reversal of fortunes and it is not just with the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The city through the first six months of 2013 issued nearly 100 permits for single-family home construction. That compares to a total of 38 permits issued in all of 2012 and only 4 permits issued in 2011. Read More»

$32 million,77-acre Fischer Crossing project clears hurdle

Big commercial development planned 1 mile west of PTC

The issues with the future of Wynn’s Pond Road as it relates to the large Fischer Crossing commercial development on the northeast corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Fischer Road were essentially settled at the July 9 meeting of the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Fayetteville construction on the rebound

Fayetteville construction on the rebound

The houses under construction at the Villages at Lafayette residential development near downtown Fayetteville are an indication that the climate for new homes is on the rebound. Not a single home had been built in the subdivision for the past few years. Today, there are four homes under construction. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Film company coming to downtown Senoia

Film distribution service company Go 2 Studios announced Tuesday it will establish an office in Senoia.

Company president Latanya Potts said Go 2 Studios is a leading mainstream film distribution outlet servicing companies such as Redbox, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Netflix and an array of other nationally-acclaimed television networks. Read More»

Big Fayetteville apartment project tabled at P&Z

Questions about density and a traffic study for the proposed 400-unit residential development on Grady Avenue resulted in Read More»

‘Game-changer’: Pinewood Studios plans live-work, educational campuses in F’ville

Pinewood Atlanta Studios at build-out. Graphic provided by Foley Design Associates, Inc.

“This project is a game-changer for Georgia.” That was the assessment of the impact that Pinewood Atlanta Studios is expected to have, both locally and statewide, when it opens for business in January in Fayetteville, according to studio Vice President for Operations Brian Cooper.

Conceptual plans for the studio project (See below for more graphics) show why Pinewood Atlanta Studios could easily become the largest economic generator in the history of Fayetteville and Fayette County.
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New hotel chain will call Senoia its home

“Southern Living” magazine announced Friday the realization of Southern Living Hotel Collection. A total of 15 upscale, independent hotels are charter members of the collection and the offices for the hotel collection will be located in Senoia. Read More»

Crafting jobs for movie-TV studios

Pinewood-Atlanta Studios development partner Len Gough talks about teaching needed skills locally. Photo/John Munford.

Pinewood sees need for college, career academy

When Pinewood Atlanta studios opens in January in rural central Fayette County, it will need qualified people to fill an employment gap.

That, according to Len Gough, an associate with the Pinewood development company, is exactly why the company needed to purchase Rivers Elementary School: to have a place where the filmmaking crafts can be taught. It is also why Gough is a believer in the need for a college and career academy in Fayette County. Read More»

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