15-home rezoning on 6.5 acres approved for Senoia Rd. in Peachtree City

15-home rezoning on 6.5 acres approved for Senoia Rd. in Peachtree City

A proposal to rezone 6.5 acres on Senoia Road from AR (agricultural reserve) to LUR (limited-use residential) was approved March 15 by the Peachtree City Council.

Situated on 6.5 acres (above map), the request by developer Chadwick Homes and project representative Jerry Peterson proposed 16 lots that are 60 feet in width and 100 feet in length for the 6.5-acre site along Senoia Road that borders Tyrone.

The proposal was approved by the City Council by unanimous vote, though with the change to a maximum of 15 lots instead of the 16 requested.

The council required that the developer work with city staff on the location of the path connection. If connected to the adjacent Saranac subdivision as proposed, the developer must replace any trees removed in the greenbelt with the same species.

Additionally, council required that the overall site be graded to reduce the current amount of stormwater that exits the site to the south and east.

The property is bordered by Tyrone commercial property on the north, the Saranac subdivision to the south, the Ardenlee subdivision on the east and Senoia Road and Tyrone on the west.

The Peachtree City Planning Commission on Dec. 11 agreed with city staff and recommended denial of a proposed residential rezoning on Senoia Road.

City planning staff recommended denial because the proposal did not meet the current single-family low density zoning.

Petersen in his comments noted that AR zoning is a holding designation for the city.

Jerry Peterson speaks for Senoia Road residential rezoning at Peachtree City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Jerry Peterson speaks for Senoia Road residential rezoning at Peachtree City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“There is no reasonable use for AR on this property,” Petersen said. “(The proposal) should complete this little corner of the city.”

Petersen said the development’s 60-foot by 100-foot lots would be the same as those in the Saranac subdivision, adding that Chadwick also built homes in Saranac.