Peachtree City plan update moves ahead

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Atlanta Regional Commission representative Allison Duncan at the March 14 meeting of the Peachtree City Comprehensive Plan Update steering committee meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

 

The Peachtree City Comprehensive Plan Update is well underway. The steering committee reviewed the update progress and made suggestions for the “community work program” currently under development.

The committee briefly discussed a number of projects in the community facilities, land use, natural and historic resources and general planning categories that are currently underway or complete.

Under the community work program category, the committee recommended looking at areas of the city that might benefit from redevelopment in the future and incentives that would encourage redevelopment.

Other areas recommended for additional review dealt with ordinances pertaining to stormwater and flooding, working with applicable agencies to search for regional solutions to ever-increasing roadway and traffic issues and a potential look at the “Complete Streets” program that targets all forms of transportation methods, from pedestrians to motorists to cyclists of all ages and abilities.

City staff and ARC will continue to work on the draft comprehensive plan document which should be completed as early as this week. The draft document will be forwarded to the steering committee and the Planning Commission.

The City Council is expected to receive the document within the next 30 days and will adopt a resolution to submit it to the Ga. Department of Community Affairs for review. Once completed, DCA will return the comprehensive plan to the council for final adoption.

It was noted in the Jan 10 comprehensive plan meeting that members of the steering committee echoed the sentiments of citizens at a December open house, suggesting that the city sustain the current course of action in the future rather than instigating transformative leaps.