Coweta OKs hotel plan

Another sign of the economic recovery came last week when the Coweta County Commission approved variances for a 62-room Microtel hotel with four floors at Amlajack Boulevard and Barith Road near Interstate 85.

The variances approved by unanimous vote included building setbacks, additional building height and stories. The odd shape and small size of the lot hinder the layout of the development, Coweta County Zoning Administrator Angela White said of the 1.485-acre lot on the southeast corner of Amlajack Boulevard and Barith Road and located adjacent to the RaceTrac Fueling Center.

“If the lot were to meet the required building setbacks more than 50 percent of the lot would be unbuildable. Without the requested variances the site will be difficult to develop,” White said.

The potential time frame for the construction of the hotel was not stated, though a project representative at the meeting said rooms at the hotel are expected to range from $80-90 per day.

The hotel will be constructed on the site that is the current location of a self-service car wash.

Approval of the Microtel proposal came on the heels of another development approval that will lead to the construction of a Nissan dealership on the south side of Bullsboro Drive adjacent to Parkway North just west of I-85.