Peachtree City annexes 28 acres on east side

Developer Scott Bradshaw. Staff photo.
Developer Scott Bradshaw. Staff photo.

27 future homes, retail-office area comes into city; 105-acre request to be considered later — 

The Peachtree City Council approved one east side annexation and rezoning last week that will result in 27 new homes and 60,000 square feet of new retail-office space.

In addition, a larger revised annexation and zoning application by Brent Holdings/Ravin Homes on east Ga. Highway 54 got council go-ahead for step two in the city’s annexation process.

The request by Bradshaw Family LLP for the annexation and rezoning of the 28.3 acre site along Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road received approval from the council.

It’s a mixed-use development that would include 27 single-family homes averaging $450,000, along with 30,000 sq. ft. of retail, 30,000 sq. ft. of office space and 37 percent greenspace.

In 2015, developer Scott Bradshaw proposed a different residential and commercial project, with that proposal ultimately rejected. The current plan has the commercial and office area along Hwy. 54, with the residential areas and a park situated along Sumner Road.

Although the rezoning was ultimately approved by the City Council, the council heard objections from Smokerise residents who feared this would lead to their subdivision’s roads being used as a shortcut to Peachtree Parkway.

The City Council concluded the latest proposal by Bradshaw would fit in the area, and was far better than the 2015 proposal.

In addition, the council approved a step two revised application for a larger tract on the south side of Hwy. 54 from a different developer.

That property includes the already fully developed Publix shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 East, Governor’s Square and property behind Publix.

The request totals 105 acres of existing commercial properties and space for 93 homes on 50 of those undeveloped acres.

The residential component includes 24.2 acres of open space with an average of 1.9 lots per acre.

In October, Brent Holdings representative Richard Ferry said the development would almost serve as an East Village to Peachtree City, with the residential component added.

The approval was the step two approval for all annexations.

That annexation has been objected to by the Fayette County Commission, and an arbitration process is now underway and must be resolved before the city can take final action.