Word remains mum on new shopping center


The year is coming to an end and there is still no word on The Overlook shopping center, RaceTrac and Chick-fil-A to be built along Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City.

The timelines involved could depend on the state’s decision on a “continuous green T” traffic signal at the site.

City Senior Planner David Rast said there has been no further progress on the Chick-fil-A, RaceTrac or Overlook developments situated west of Planterra Way.

“Both RaceTrac and Chick-fil-A have been issued final site plan approval, as well as building plan approval, and both have been issued their land disturbance permit,” said Rast. “I am fairly certain they are waiting to see what happens with the intersection enhancements before they start construction.”

The “continuous green T” traffic signal intersection would allow westbound traffic to flow through without stopping, as side-street traffic would be limited by a right-in, right-out access for southbound vehicles and a stacking lane for northbound vehicles turning left to go west, according to the city’s consulting traffic engineering firm.

Rast said the city is currently working with the Ga. Dept. of Transportation and property owners on the project.