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»

Diva marathon event picks PTC for race

When you think of Peachtree City and “Diva,” your mind automatically runs to the city’s association with hosting the Drop Dead Diva television show, which is recorded on soundstages at Falcon Field Airport.

But the city is going to get a new set of Divas next year: more than 4,000 of them as a matter of fact. The Divas Half Marathon and 5K event will be hosted in Peachtree City the weekend of Sept. 7-8, 2014. Read More»

FDIC sues directors of failed F’ville bank for $10.3M

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has sued the former board of directors of the failed Southern Community Bank in Fayetteville, which it took over in June 2009.

The lawsuit is seeking $10.3 million in damages from the defendants including lost operating capital, lost profits and lost investment opportunities. Read More»

Kennesaw State coming to Senoia for film industry classes

Kennesaw State University is coming to Senoia to be part of the growing movie and television industry that is expanding in Coweta and Fayette counties. The university will be partnering with Senoia Enterprises to bring its entertainment business courses to the city beginning next spring.

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program is partnering with Senoia Enterprises, Inc., to provide a home base for executive education courses in entertainment business, according to the university. Read More»

F’ville gets ready for the movie cameras, prepares to annex 1,200 county acres

Map provided by Fayetteville shows property parcels slated for annexation.

It has been a while coming and the time for what is one of the larger annexations in Fayetteville’s history will come before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.

A total of 15 parcels representing nearly 1,200 acres on the city’s northwest side with multiple land owners involved will make the annexation requests. While most are requesting large lot residential zoning, there will be three property owners with 459 acres requesting PCD (Planned Community District) zoning. One of those is the property on which Pinewood Atlanta will be located. Read More»

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