Peachtree City’s future could be a dramatic departure from its original vision

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Could the heart of Peachtree City soon feature mixed-use development similar to Senoia's? Photo/Staff.

On Thursday night, Peachtree City Manager Jon Rorie offered a possible bold new direction for the city.

In a presentation on redevelopment, Rorie told the City Council that vision, inspiration, imagination and dreams should aid their efforts in redeveloping the city.

Rorie said one of the items citizens were concerned about during the comprehensive plan public input was a lack of a central gathering space. He said the city turns 60 years old next year, and it’s time to focus on the potential of redevelopment.

One of the areas ripe for a makeover is the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center, according to Historical Concepts’ Jim Strickland. He said the center could adopt to a mixed-use center with up to 165 housing units, such as apartments or townhomes, and 30,000 sq.ft. of retail.

Tying into the issue of a city center, the current city hall and nearby environs could also be redeveloped to give the area more of a downtown feel.

For complete details, see the story in Wednesday’s Citizen.