Organic grocery store is beginning to sprout in PTC

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Work on the property at Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road in Peachtree City is underway. The site will be the location of the Shops at Lexington Circle and the Sprouts Farmers Market that will anchor the retail development.

Peachtree City Senior Planner David Rast said building plans for the new development have been approved, though the expected completion date is not known.

Approved in April by the Peachtree City Planning Commission, the retail center will include a 30,060 sq. ft. specialty grocery store, now confirmed as Sprouts, and 12,554 sq. ft. of additional retail space in two buildings designed to accommodate several small shops and restaurants.

The 4.71-acre site is zoned LUC 16 (limited use commercial) and is situated at the intersection of Walt Banks Road and Hwy. 54. The site abuts Finance Way and Lexington Circle. Access to the property would be from Lexington Circle and Finance Way.

Among the items included in the approval were the provision for 200 vehicle parking spaces and 22 parking spaces for golf carts.

The buildings will include exterior features such as brick and stucco.

Rast at the April meeting said the distance of the retail site from McIntosh High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Church meets ordinance requirements for the sale of wine and beer.