West Fayetteville may get brewery, hotel, theater, 260 homes

Proposed Folia development in west Fayetteville. Graphic/city of Fayetteville.
Proposed Folia development in west Fayetteville. Graphic/city of Fayetteville.

Mixed retail-residential development slated for 153 acres at junction of Hwy. 54 and Sandy Creek Road

There is yet another residential and commercial development wanting to locate in Fayetteville. Folia Crossroads, a mixed-use development along Ga. Highway 54 West and South Sandy Creek Road and bordering Lake Bennett, is proposing 260 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and 50,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Above, proposed Folia development in west Fayetteville. Graphic/city of Fayetteville.

Members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission heard the proposal as a non-voting work session item. The official proposal will return once the development has been reviewed through the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

As planned, the retail and office component of the 153-acre property would be located along Hwy. 54 and would include restaurants, a brewery, commercial space, retail space, a drug store, hotel and theater. There is a potential for a number of loft apartments over the retail, according to submitted plans.

The residential component would be situated on the north and west portions of the property and would include 260 detached homes. Homes would range from 1,500 sq. ft. to more than 4,000 sq. ft., with price points from the $300,000s to the low $400,000s.

The residential area would also include a 3-5-acre urban farm.

The development was touted as being a combination of New Urbanist and New Ruralism.

Developers said the walkable and connected development would include 58 percent greenspace.

Commissioners Brett Nolan and Debi Renfroe during the discussion questioned the home density and lot size.

The Williams property was part of 1,200 acres annexed into the city August 2013. The properties prior to the annexation were slated to develop as hamlets with a mixture of residential and commercial.