Smaller stores planned for PTC’s Line Creek proposal

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It appears that a plan to build several large retail stores off Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way in Peachtree City has fallen by the wayside.

A much smaller site plan has been submitted for consideration at this Monday night’s (Aug. 8) meeting of the city Planning Commission. The plan includes some 69,000 square feet of retail space, including a gas station right off the highway.

The plan retains the existing Line Creek Drive and Line Creek Circle streets and the retail stores are built around the roads.

The previous proposal, which required acquiring the roads to create room for the larger stores, totaled 164,000 square feet. That plan included a large “big box” tenant of up to 65,000 square feet and three junior anchors around 20,000 to 30,000 square feet each, along with some smaller retail/restaurant buildings.

It is unknown as of this writing why Trinity decided to move forward with the reduced site plan, or whether the previous plan with the larger stores is perhaps still in play.

The latest site plan will be discussed by the commission at its meeting Monday night, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The plan is slated for a workshop discussion, which means the commission is not expected to vote on it.

Also on the commission’s agenda for Monday is consideration of the landscape plan for SANY America’s campus off Cooper Circle on the southern tip of the city’s industrial park.

Staff is also preparing a discussion of potential ordinance changes including:

• Requiring golf cart parking spaces for retail, commercial and office lots;

• Increasing the required maintenance for all new landscape plans for two years to perpetuity;

• Increasing the minimum size of canopy trees to fulfill tree replacement requirements;

• Adopting tree pruning standards for all zoning districts; and

• Increasing the building setbacks within estate residential zoning districts.