Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

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Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting.

The commission meeting is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The 650-home Cresswind subdivision is on a large tract of land that was annexed in 2007 for homes targeted at residents aged 55 and up. The development is a crucial one for the city, as it will result in the extension of MacDuff Parkway to Ga. Highway 74 and north Kedron Drive.

That extension, which includes a bridge over the railroad tracks, is being funded by the tract owner Brent West Village and John Wieland Homes, which owns an adjacent tract of land.

A requirement of that annexation and rezoning forbids the city from issuing any certificates of occupancy for any buildings on either tract until the MacDuff Parkway extension is fully complete.

The road extension is coveted by residents who live off MacDuff Parkway, as they currently have to slog through heavy traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West, the only way in and out of their neighborhoods.

The new road extension will provide access to Ga. Highway 74 north at the current traffic signal serving north Kedron Drive.

The Thunderzone entertainment center off Ga. Highway 74 South at TDK Boulevard would include competition and recreation bowling lanes, laser tag, a gaming/amusement area and a sports bar and restaurant.

The plan includes 168 parking sports on the parcel, which would be located in The Exchange industrial complex.