Business

Rezoning OK'd for new company coming to Panasonic campus

A rezoning that will make way for a new company and an estimated 200 “high-paying” jobs was approved earlier this month by the Peachtree City Council.

The rezoning will allow Panasonic North America to split off part of its existing 60-acre campus to make room for a supplier that will be investing upwards of $1 million to upgrade the facilities with new equipment. Read More»

Fayetteville’s economy on the upswing

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The recent changes in Fayetteville involve much more than the annexation of 1,200 acres on the city’s west side and the upcoming opening of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The city appears to have come out of the Great Recession, evidenced by significant decreases in business vacancies, large jumps in the single-family residential permits and falling numbers of foreclosures.

A check of current commercial and industrial vacancies in Fayetteville showed continued improvement through the year and a dramatic difference in those rates in 2009. Read More»

Bankruptcy again for PTC’s World Airways

Bankruptcy again for PTC’s World Airways

Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., including its two operating air lines World Airways and North American Airlines, all headquartered in Peachtree City, has announced it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

It’s the second time this year the company has been under a Chapter 11 umbrella. It emerged from the earlier filing this past February. Read More»

Group begins process of creating Fayette ‘vision’

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Do you envision what Fayette County might look like in the future? If so, you are not alone. In fact, there is a move afoot to develop and implement that vision with the help of a wide-ranging variety of Fayette residents and a consulting firm specializing in community visioning. Read More»

Construction underway on Senoia's Gin Property

The home under construction at the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia is the first of six homes set to be built in coming months. The Gin Property is the location of the 2010 and 2012 Southern Living Magazine Idea House recipients. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It may be a small residential development by most standards, but due to its location adjacent to downtown Senoia, the construction of six new homes on the Gin Property is significant.

Of the six new homes, five will be located on Lower Creek Trail immediately to the west of the brownstones, one of which was the Southern Living Magazine “2010 Idea House.” The sixth home will be located on Morgan Street, immediately south of the brownstones and adjacent to Southern Living’s “2012 Idea House.” Read More»

RaceTrac, Chick-fil-A to start construction next month

The parcel is vacant for now, but activity is expected in the next few weeks as Chick-fil-A plans to start construction on its new restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive.

The company plans to start construction Nov. 4, the Peachtree City Planning Commission was told Oct. 8. Read More»

Coweta sales tax receipts down

Portions of the Coweta County economy continue to improve over time and the Great Recession will hopefully become just a memory. Yet it has long been the case that higher unemployment is still an issue over the past few years. More recently, sales tax collections for the Coweta County School System are down by more than $950,000 over the same period a year ago. Read More»

Planners OK Fairfield Inn and Suites for Wisdom Rd.

A conceptual site plan for the new Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel was approved Oct. 8 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The three-story hotel will be behind the Wisdom Pointe retail center that fronts directly on Ga. Highway 74. At 42,000 sq. ft. the building will have 82 guest rooms and suites.

Because of a required 75-foot buffer between the hotel and the Woodsmill Apartments, there is no room to locate a second hotel on the 2.8-acre site as originally planned by the developer. Read More»

F’ville commercial construction shows uptick

Construction of a medical office building on Brandywine Boulevard off Ga. Highway 54 is another sign that the economic climate in Fayetteville continues to improve.

The Brandywine Medical Building is the second of two medical office buildings approved in 2006 though only one of the buildings was built due to a receding local economy. Now site work for the second building is underway with a completion date expected in March.

The 14,763 square-foot building is situated on 4.2 acres and includes approximately 500 feet of frontage on Brandywine Boulevard. Read More»

Gov. Deal pins ‘Deal of Year’ on Pinewood

The group from Fayette County and Pinewood Atlanta Studios accepts the Deal of the Year award from Governor Nathan Deal. Pictured (l-r) Chuck Oddo, Hollis Harris, John Woody, Virginia Gibbs, Phil Smelley, David Deeter, David Barlow, Gov. Nathan Deal, Paul Oddo, Randy Hayes, Jim Pace, Brian Cooper, Steve Brown, Brian Wismer, Emily Poole, Greg Clifton. Photo/Special.

The Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) on Monday presented Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) with the 2013 Deal of the Year Award in the “Large Community” category.

Gov. Nathan Deal was on hand to recognize company and community representatives at GEDA’s Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Macon Marriott City Center. Read More»