Fayette Commission stalls Fayetteville office park plans

Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson. File photo.
Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson. File photo.

Objects to annexation of 21 acres off Tyrone Road

The Fayette County Commission on Nov. 9 filed an objection, with conditions, to the proposed annexation of 21 acres off Tyrone Road, for which annexation into Fayetteville is being sought as part of a 267-acre business park.

The business park area stretches along Ga. Highway 54 between Veterans Parkway and Tyrone Road. The property requesting annexation into the city has frontage along Tyrone Road, a short distance from Hwy. 54.

Commissioners voted unanimously to object to the 21.6-acre annexation request for property adjacent to the larger business park area, though the city could satisfy the objection if four conditions are met.

Conditions include items such as a 100-foot landscaped setback along Tyrone Road and buffers along the side and rear of the property adjacent to unincorporated areas. Other conditions include having entrances along Tyrone Road be subject to inspection by the county and a quit-claim deed from the owner for a 50-foot right-of-way on Tyrone Road.

County Administrator Steve Rapson said he met with Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson, adding that the city is aware of the conditions and would likely find them agreeable.

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to take up the issue at the Nov. 16 council meeting.