PTC OKs Hwy. 54W shopping center, absent signal and road

Plat of The Overlook shopping center from the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

With several controversial traffic-related aspects on hold until the city’s highway corridor study is available, the Peachtree City Planning Commission approved a plan for an 87,000 square-foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West that will be anchored by an unnamed “specialty grocer.”

With that approval, the developer could begin construction of the retail center, but without some items it previously said were essential.

Hot-button traffic elements previously associated with The Overlook shopping center, such as a potential new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West and proposed connections to Planterra Way and the MacDuff Crossing shopping center, were not considered as a part of the conceptual site plan approval.

Those elements are mostly in the control of the city anyway, as the Planterra connection would have to cut through city-owned greenbelt and the traffic light requires city input though the final say rests with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The link to MacDuff Crossing is a bit more challenging as it involves the adjacent Line Creek Nature Area and would require special permission from the Southern Conservation Trust.

Without the traffic matters in play, the commission approved the site plan with 17 conditions including the use of 15-foot wide sidewalks in front of the stores.

The shopping center will be located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Line Creek Drive.

Jim Lowe of Trinity Development said the company has a tenant for each store including the specialty grocer, which at 28,500 sq. ft. would not have as much impact as a regular-sized grocery store of 150,000 sq. ft.

The site plan includes a 75-foot undisturbed buffer between the shopping center and the adjacent Cardiff Park subdivision, and many of the homes there will have their view of the stores screened. Also included is a wooden fence to further remove the stores’ rear sides from the view of those residents’ backyards, Lowe said.

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I'd rather a Whole Foods or Trader Joes, but...

I think it's a Sprouts...for sure. And, that's ok. We are in need of an organic grocery store around here. Kroger has upped their natural foods inventory and been given a new look. Now, I just pretend that I'm shopping at Whole Foods while I'm in there. Fresh Market is nice, but it's filled with artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and all kinds of questionable stuff in their prepared foods/bakery. Look around- people are becoming more and more interested in local, organic produce, meats and dairy. I support a CSA locally and shop at the farmers markets, but I just can't get everything that I need from them. Having a local organic grocery in PTC is fantastic! The celebrities and film/camera crews that will be traveling/staying here will demand it, I think. Now, if we could just get some more veg-friendly restaurants....

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Hwy 54 shopping center

I wonder how long it will take Vanessa and Kim, the champions of tax increases and real estate development, to throw Planterra and Cardiff residents under the bus?

The $70,000 Hwy 54 corridor traffic study is nothing more that a smokescreen and a total waste of money.

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americanpatriots, Smokescreen indeed

Ii think Vanessa and Kim have taken some lessons from a couple of former BOE members.

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Just hope it is not an Aldis.

I know, I know, lots of you love Aldis but I personally do not feel it is a fit for Peachtree City. I personally would love to see Whole Foods and was surprised several years ago when they said PTC did not fit their demographics. Then they put in a small market in the Kendall area of Miami. The surrounding neighborhood is probably on an equal with PTC. I don't know if they would even consider now with a Fresh Market or if there is even something to prevent them going into competition with them. Sure would love either a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's tho'.

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Density

One good thing about our area to me is the density, or better yet, lack thereof compared to other areas. It can sometimes keep some retailers out, but I can live with that. That was Whole Foods issue a few years back, not enough people crammed into one area.

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Spy-dense

will be an understatement for Whole Foods, if that is they are it. Wait till you see the rest of the development coming in on MacDuff as it gets built. Weiland (tonight) is just a drop of water in the ocean. When you look up the word crammed on Google, there will be a photo of MacDuff and associated developments. It will need it's own zip code.

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If you think that will be dense

I recommend you avoid any area north if I-20 and south of Dahlonaga...

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Thanks. I've just crossed it off my bucket list. Along with most every other area of the big ATL!

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Trader Joe's

Ae you aware that Trader Joe's is owneed by Aldis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trader_Joe's

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They are somewhat intertwined..

I do know that...Aldi wikipedia page confirms that...

ALDI Nord is responsible for its stores in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Denmark, and Portugal, and also operates the Trader Joe's supermarket chain in the United States. Aldi Süd's responsibilities are in the USA (operating under the Aldi name), Austria and Slovenia (as Hofer), the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Switzerland. Aldi Süd's first Switzerland store opened in 2005, while it has operated in Hungary and Poland since 2007. Aldi Süd had invested an estimated €800m ($1bn; £670m) in Greece from November 2008 until pulling out on 31 December 2010.[9]

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Could be a Sprouts

Sprouts Farmers Markets are beginning to expand in Atlanta and intend to make it their hub for the Southeast. Apparently it is a cross between Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Cheaper than Whole Foods, more produce than Trader Joes. Sounds like a perfect fit for PTC.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/print-edition/2013/08/16/sprouts-sees...

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Hold it... this isn't right

Ram... I mean now Trinity is offering up LESS then they did 5 years ago in a recession?
They were going to pay$1,000,000 for the road rights.
They were going to landscape the medians on GA54
There were fountains and pavers in the design to look as close to the Avenue as possible.
AND WE TURNED THIS DOWN.

Now this strip mall is what we've accepted in a good economy.... madness

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nobody has an opinion here?

nobody has an opinion here?

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Whole Foods or Trader Joes?

It's gotta be one or the other ...

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Speaking of big grocery stores..

I wonder how many folks realize just how BIG the Kroger at Braelinn is going to be when they finish that remodel.

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Kroger remodel

Spyglass, do you know when the remodel will begin? I thought this was supposed to be well underway by now.

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Manager told me

The bids should be finalized about now.....should start by mid-late sumner...

So they say....

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Braelinn Kroger...finally

The work has begun. Most of the trees out back along the path...gone. They closed the path entrance next to El Ranchero today. I saw squirrels, chipmunks, birds, and homeless illegals with Kroger bags clearing out and starting their long journey. Displaced again. They have to be in close proximity to another El Ranchero and Taco Bell, one of them told me. China Cafe is coming in further up there, too.

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Whole Foods locations are usually MUCH bigger

than this footprint would allow.

The cart path connection from Planterra will be nice as far as I am concerned...will make it easier for me to get a nice burger and hear some music on the weekends.