Retirement community approved for Fischer Crossings next to new COSTCO

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The above rendering illustrates the elevations of the independent living building at the Fortress Ventures retirement community development approved June 18 for the Fischer Crossings commercial area on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County. Rendering/Submitted.

The COSTCO warehouse club store now under construction at Fischer Crossings on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County near Peachtree City will soon get a new neighbor.

A proposal to establish a residential retirement community in the northeast quadrant of the Fischer Crossings commercial area was approved June 18 by the Coweta County Commission.

Commissioners approved the proposal by Fortress Ventures to establish the retirement community on 13.5 acres immediately to the north of the COSTCO store now under construction.

The approval to rezone the property to RRCC (residential retirement and community care district) came on a 5-0 vote. The project includes 162 units, with 90 independent units for those age 55 and older, 40 assisted living units and 32 memory care units.

Building elevations show the memory care building, with its own interior courtyard, at one-story, the assisted living building at two stories and the independent living building at four floors. The buildings will be majority brick.

Coweta County Community Development Assistant Director Angela White said the project conforms to the county’s comprehensive plan and to the future land use plan.

White said the project received letters of support from property owners to the north and east of the project site.

Commissioners were told that the $50 million development will have 120 employees with an expected annual payroll of $4.2 million.

The property, considered a transitional area, is situated on the northeast corner of the Fischer Crossings commercial development, with COSTCO to the south and single-family homes to the north on Fischer Road.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Dragnet, I agree that the TDK extension would have been the best solution, but I don’t see how that’s even an option now with the recreation area there.

    The argument at the time was that it was an overflight area for Falcon Field and nothing could be developed there. Obviously the park and boat launch disprove that theory.

    Those of us who were around at the time remember when 54/34 was being widened and a gas line was cut ( not once but TWICE ) near what is now the line creek nature area entrance and access to/from the west was shut down.

    The only way into PTC was either go up into Tyrone and come back down 74, adding to already horrendous traffic, or go down through Senoia and come up from the South.

    I had talked with the Fire Chief back then and he commented that from an emergency preparedness perspective, another avenue of access into and out of the city was needed.

    Sorry to get up on my soap box on this, but it was one of our past mayors who was the biggest roadblocks, pun intended. ;-}

    At this point I don’t know that there is a viable answer.

  2. As if access to/from PTC from Coweta county isn’t congested enough, another Big Box is going to do nothing but make the problem worse.

    The only viable alternative would have been an alternate route into/out of PTC to take volume off the 54/74 corridor. That option was taken away years ago by political infighting and a Mayor who envisioned himself the smartest person in the room.

    It’s already past critical mass with no solution.