Residents and visitors to Senoia will have more shopping options.
On Monday night, the City Council unanimously voted for a new building to be developed at Main Street and Johnson Street. Currently, a cinderblock building is on the site, but it will soon be replaced by a historic-looking two-story building featuring retail shops on the ground floor and office space on the top floors.
As part of the deal for the development to proceed, the developer, Scott Moore, and the city agreed to swap parcels of property. The city gives up a parcel on Main Street, in exchange for property on Baggarly Way. The city will gain improved parking and a sidewalk going down Johnson Street as part of the deal struck Monday night.
Scott Tigchelaar, who has transformed Senoia’s downtown, spoke Monday night, about the impact of the new building.
“This is the first thing you see in downtown coming from Peachtree City and it will provide a nice gateway to the city,” he said.
Moore, who grew up in the area and attended East Coweta High school, said he has been looking into developing something in Senoia, and felt this was the perfect location.
“Many of the business owners said something needed to be done at that corner,” he added.
Councilman Jeff Fisher said the current building had no historic value and was termite-ridden, so the new building would definitely be an upgrade.
Development on the project is expected to start within the year.