County OKs Hwy. 16 plan

County OKs Hwy. 16 plan

A proposal to rezone 10 acres on Ga. Highway 16 west of Senoia for commercial and self-storage use was approved Feb. 21 by the Coweta County Commission.

Approximately 2.5 acres were rezoned from RC (rural conservation) to C-6 (minor commercial shopping district). The property will face Hwy. 16 and will be developed for 12,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space in a one-story building.

Another 7.5 acres, situated behind the commercial space, was rezoned from RC to C-8 (heavy commercial district) for two self-storage buildings of approximately 46,000 sq. ft. each.

The developer agreed to several conditions and the inclusion of small wing-walls on front of the storage building closest to the retail space for screening purposes and the installation of black-coated fencing around the property.

The property is bordered on the east to the Greater Atlanta Pentecostal Church. That property is also in the unincorporated area but is situated adjacent to Senoia.

The church provided a letter stating its support for the applicant’s development and for a proposal to reduce the buffer between the church and the development from 75 feet to 25 feet.

The owner of the RC-zoned property immediately to the west of the site also supported the rezoning.

Though the self-storage portion of the property was rezoned C-8, commissioners were clear that only self-storage buildings could be constructed on the property.

Prior to the unanimous vote in favor of the proposal, it was noted that the Hwy. 16 corridor continues to increase in traffic volume and that the likelihood of residential development being proposed in close proximity to the roadway continues to diminish.