Fayetteville agrees to meet Fayette annexation terms

Fayetteville agrees to meet Fayette annexation terms

The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 16 responded favorably to objections to the annexation of 21 acres along Tyrone Road raised by the Fayette County Commission. The council’s action should preclude potential arbitration.

The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 16 agreed to the conditions put forward by Fayette County on an annexation request along Tyrone Road. Pictured, from left, are council members Harlan Shirley, Kathaleen Brewer and Paul Oddo, Mayor Ed Johnson and Councilman Jim Williams. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The commission filed an objection, with conditions, to the proposed annexation of 21 acres off Tyrone Road, for which annexation into Fayetteville was being sought as part of a much larger 267-acre business park that carries the city’s Business Park (BP) zoning.

The county’s objection included having no variances to buffers between the business park zoning and residential zoning, maintaining a 100-foot setback along Tyrone Road, having the design and construction of entrances on Tyrone Road be approved by the county and having the owner/developer of the property quit-claim 50 feet of right-of-way from the Tyrone Road centerline.

City Community Development Director Jahnee Prince said city staff were comfortable with the first three conditions.

The fourth condition, donating 50 feet of right-of-way, would be up to the owner. Prince added that the county already has 40 feet of right-of-way, with the remaining 10 feet in question.

Representatives of property owner Jan Trammell said she would make the donation to the county.

The council voted 4-0 to approve the annexation and rezoning request for the 21-acre tract that will carry BP zoning.

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.

County Administrator Steve Rapson on Nov. 9 said he met with Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson, adding that the city was aware of the conditions and would likely find them agreeable.

The City Council in September unanimously approved the BP zoning for the business park area.

No tenants for the park have been disclosed.