Peachtree City Council to discuss lifting moratorium on multi-family for west village

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Map of proposed modification of the Everton subdivision in Wilksmoor Village. Townhomes are shown in brown. Graphic/Peachtree City.
Map of proposed modification of the Everton subdivision in Wilksmoor Village. Townhomes are shown in brown. Graphic/Peachtree City.

FY 2019 budget of $37 million to be put to the vote —

Are more townhomes headed Peachtree City’s way? The Peachtree City Council will discuss a request from Pulte Holmes Corporation to lift the moratorium Aug. 2.

Pulte is developing the Everton neighborhood in Wilksmoor Village. Pulte wants the moratorium lifted, so it can discuss various land planning improvements with the city.

In its letter to the city, Pulte explains there is a demand for different home styles.

In other issues the city will consider creating Community Improvement Districts within the city.

City Manager Jon Rorie explained July 19 the districts are an economic tool used by non-residential property owners to pay for mutually beneficial public projects.

“The easiest way to describe it is we are providing a mechanism to let them self-tax each other for projects,” he said.

CIDs could be used to provide items such as street and road construction, lights and devices to control the flow of traffic. The services would only be provided in the geographical boundaries of the district. If the City Council approves the districts, the next step would be to draw up legislation to send to the city’s representatives in the General Assembly for passage.

In other action, the City Council will also consider passing the FY 2019 budget. The budget is just over $37 million, which is a 3.4 percent increase over last year.