Medical office/retail development proposed for Poplar Road near I-85

A 113,300 square-foot medical office and retail development is being proposed on 15.13 acres on the northwest corner of Poplar Road and Newnan Crossing Bypass East near Interstate 85. A rezoning public hearing on the proposal will be heard by the Coweta County Commission at the April 16 meeting. Read More»

Truett’s Luau restaurant gets its drive-thru, kiosk

The final approval needed for the new Truett’s Luau restaurant at the Waterfall commercial center at Grady Avenue and Ga. Highway 54 West came at the March 26 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

The commission by unanimous vote approved the kiosk that will be positioned near the restaurant’s front door and the drive-thru configuration that will lead to the kiosk. The two-lane drive-thru will accommodate approximately 17 vehicles. Read More»

F’ville approves Waterfall rezoning

A rezoning request that enables the installation of a drive-thru kiosk for the proposed restaurant at Truett Cathy’s new Waterfall commercial development on Ga. Highway 54 and Grady Avenue received unanimous approval March 21 by the Fayetteville City Council.

Specific to the westernmost of the two buildings situated on the southeast corner of the intersection, the request would have that building rezoned from C-1 (Downtown Commercial) to C-3 (Highway Commercial) to accommodate the installation of a drive-thru kiosk at the restaurant site for which the finishing touches are being made. Read More»

Senoia water tower to become restaurant, bar with a view

Now surplused property by the city, Senoia’s 110-foot tower will be converted by Scott Tigchelaar’s company, Historic Development Ventures, LLC, into a restaurant at the tower’s base and a bar above that overlooks Senoia’s skyline. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ever since Scott Tigchelaar was a kid he wanted a water tower. That dream came true recently when his company purchased the old water tower in downtown Senoia that was put out for bid by the Senoia City Council last year as surplus property. As for the 110-foot water tower, look for it to be transformed in the future into a restaurant on ground level with a bar in the tower’s bowl that will provide a scenic view of the surrounding area. Read More»

Waterfall welcomed as gateway to Fayetteville

Truett Cathy and wife Jeanette stand beside the Waterfall, the distinctive signature of the development at Ga. HIghway 54 and Grady Avenue in Fayetteville.

The man who made an advertising icon out of cows urging everyone to “eat mor chikin” has now built a waterfall beside a major Fayette highway. And as of March 14, Fayette’s new Waterfall has officially started flowing.

Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy presided over the ceremony with Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, his wife, Jeannette, and several other members of the Cathy family present.
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Fayette County Realtors rally at the Capitol to support home ownership

Realtors met at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta to encourage lawmakers to help support the cause of homeownership. Photo/Special.

Thirty-five Realtors from Fayette County along with several members from the Midwest Georgia Home Builders Association were among hundreds who participated in the Georgia Realtors (GAR) Rally for Homeownership on the front steps of the Georgia Capitol building in January.

“We had a larger crowd than we originally expected, and the energy was amazing,” said Mary Watts, 2013 president. “It was inspiring to be a part of an event that promotes an issue that is so vital to the economy at every level.” Read More»

Plant expansion to bring 120 jobs to PTC

A 180,000 square foot addition to a Peachtree City industry was approved by the Planning Commission Monday night.

Beyond that big addition, the project is anticipated to make way for 120 or more new jobs at Gerresheimer, located off Ga. Highway 74 South in the city’s industrial park. Read More»

Jobless rate rises in Coweta, Fayette

What had been an improving picture for unemployment in Coweta and Fayette counties during much of 2012 took a turn for the worse in January as the jobless rate in Coweta jumped a full percentage point while edging up one-third of a point in Fayette. Read More»

PTC-filmed ‘Drop Dead Diva’ comes back to life

The Lifetime television network has renewed the Peachtree City-filmed “Drop Dead Diva” for a fifth season.

The show was rescued after Lifetime first indicated last month that it would not be renewing the show.

Preproduction is slated to begin around spring break and shooting is expected to begin in early April, according to Matt Forshee of the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Film industry, improved transportation top area development agenda

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown (L) was one of the panelists on hand for the 2013 South Metro Development Outlook conference held Feb. 20 in College Park. Brown noted Fayette’s quality of life and the need to work with surrounding counties on regional transportation needs. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Ga. International Convention Center was overflowing on Feb. 20 as representatives from the region made their way to College Park for the 2013 South Metro Development Outlook conference. Among the speakers from across south metro Atlanta were Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown and Fayette County Development Authority CEO Matt Forshee.

Brown in the session on new regional leadership served on the panel with Henry County Commission Chairman Tommy Smith and Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner. Read More»

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