Fayetteville rezones for 2-story Veterans Parkway office building

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The Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 1 unanimously approved a rezoning request for the construction a 60,000 sq. ft. professional office building on Veterans Parkway near the intersection with Ga. Highway 54 West.

There were no public speakers at the public hearing.

The development will be the first in the large triangular area of land west of Piedmont Fayette Hospital that is bordered by Hwy. 54 West and Veterans Parkway.

Applicant Randolph-Williamson requested rezoning of 6.03 acres from R-70 (single-family residential to OI (office institutional). The site will be home to a 2-story building totaling 60,000 sq. ft. and will front Veterans Parkway a short distance from the intersection with Hwy. 54 West.

The approval included accommodations for 300 parking spaces.

The city’s comprehensive plan places this property in the Business Park character area, city planning staff said.

Business parks are intended to maximize the potential for job creation. This classification is for land dedicated to offices, research and development, healthcare and education. It will be supportive of other related uses such as hotels, restaurants and small scale retail, staff said.

Business park sites will typically be over five acres and master-planned to have easy internal circulation in a planned campus atmosphere.

City planning staff previously recommended approval since the request is consistent with both the comprehensive plan and the future land use map.