State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

The Fayette County Commission on July 13 will receive an update from the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) on issues relating to the roundabout projects on Ga. Highway 92 South. The two roundabout projects at Seay Road and Antioch Road are progressing, and DOT is requesting a local government agreement pertaining to lighting and landscape […]

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Fayetteville’s director of economic development to work on Global Cities Initiative Fayetteville Director of Economic Development Emily Poole has been chosen to help represent metro Atlanta in a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., aimed at developing strategies for the Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Atlanta is one of eight city-regions that will participate in the […]

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

The Coweta County Commission on July 6 approved the development agreement for a portion of the massive Bridgeport industrial development situated along U.S. Highway 29 adjacent to Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side. While Bridgeport encompasses approximately 1,000 acres, the development agreement is specific to the 684-acre area identified as Tract A, located on the […]

Tyrone changes rules to allow TV studios

Tyrone changes rules to allow TV studios

Votes by the Tyrone Town Council on July 6 paved the way for a rezoning request this week by Founders Studios to continue with a proposal that would establish up to six televison soundstages on 90 acres along Ga. Highway 74 just north of Jenkins Road. The council by unanimous vote approved a text amendment […]

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Public Works Director Phil Mallon

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Recently announced grants from the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will aid in the construction of two road projects in Fayette and Coweta counties. In Fayette, a $300,000 Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GITB) grant will help construct the intersection at Ga. Highway 92 at Westbridge Road, which is the final phase of the […]

Tidal Wave tries again for a Fayetteville car wash at old Shoney’s

Tidal Wave tries again for a Fayetteville car wash at old Shoney’s

The attempt to establish the Tidal Wave Car Wash on the former Shoney’s Restaurant property at Ga. highways 85 and 314 in Fayetteville has a history of controversy. Now back after a two-year absence, the proposal was tabled on June 27 to give planning staff time for an appropriate review. Tidal Wave owner Scott Blackstock […]

Pace gets Planning and Zoning approval despite Pinewood Forrest objection

Jimmy Pace

Pace gets Planning and Zoning approval despite Pinewood Forrest objection

A proposal to rezone .94-acres for an office building on property along Veterans Parkway that is surrounded by the large Pinewood Forrest development in west Fayetteville has received a recommendation for office zoning rather than the PCD (planned community development) zoning requested by developer Jimmy Pace. Pace at the June 27 meeting of the Fayetteville […]

New 63-room hotel in downtown Fayetteville clears Planning and Zoning hurdle

Steven Gulas

New 63-room hotel in downtown Fayetteville clears Planning and Zoning hurdle

Developer Steven Gulas on June 27 received special exception approval to move ahead with plans to construct a new hotel on Glynn Street one block north of downtown Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning voted 3-1 to approve the special exception required for hotels in the C-1 (downtown commercial) zoning district. Voting in favor of […]