Zaxby’s aims at Hwy. 54W, MacDuff Parkway

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A proposal to build a Zaxby’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 West at MacDuff Parkway got its initial vetting by the Peachtree City Planning Commission May 13.

The building would be located on the northeast corner of the intersection, and traffic flow was one of the main concerns shared by commissioners.

“This intersection is at best saturated, if not oversaturated,” said Planning Commissioner David Conner. “… What will this do to the existing infrastructure, and can the existing infrastructure handle this?”

The site is already zoned for commercial use and will take advantage of shared parking in addition to having its own designated parking spots.

One significant problem for the commission is the location of the drive-through menu board at the front of the building where it would be seen by traffic passing by on Hwy. 54. The developer noted that was devised to mimic the drive-through at the Chick-fil-A on Ga. Highway 74 south in Peachtree City, which has a similar setup.

The commission suggested that landscaping be used to screen the menu board from view of vehicles on the highway.

The building exterior will be brick with some stucco and black steel plantation shutters.

The commission did not approve the conceptual site plan but is expected to consider voting on the proposal at the June 9 meeting.