What would be the first of its kind development in Tyrone received unanimous rezoning approval from the Town Council on Sept. 5. Situated at Sandy Creek Road and Ga. Highway 74, the Sandy Creek Corners mixed-use development totals 44 acres.
Representing the property owner, architect Bill Foley requested that two tracts totaling nearly 44 acres, be zoned CMU (Community Mixed Use) to accommodate the proposed Sandy Creek Corners mixed-use development on the southeast corner of Hwy. 74 and Sandy Creek Road.
The two tracts were zoned OI (office institutional) at 42 acres and AR (agricultural residential) at 1.86 acres.
The council after two public hearings gave the rezoning unanimous approval.
As approved, the development will include 30 percent residential and 70 percent commercial.
Similar in look to the previously-approved Founders Square mixed-use plan, Foley noted the concept to construct approximately two dozen buildings which would house 100,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 35,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, 76,500 sq. ft. of office space, 21,000 sq. ft. of townhome space, 101,000 sq. ft. of residential loft space, a 33,000 sq. ft. theater and a hotel.
By ordinance, building height is limited to 45 feet.
The concept plan also features a path system throughout the property, a large wetlands area that will serve as a greenbelt and a path that will extend on the east side of the property to Jenkins Road.
It was noted that the property previously gained approval by state and regional bodies as a Development of Regional Impact, which will come with required, state-approved upgrades to Sandy Creek Road and Hwy. 74.
Included in the work will be signalization at Sandy Creek Road and Hwy. 74.
The rezoning requested went before the town’s Planning Commission in August and received a unanimous recommendation for approval.
Sandy Creek Corners is not the only development occurring today. The town will soon to begin installing sewer along Senoia Road. Also in the works is the upcoming construction of a new Town Hall complex on property acquired directly across from Shamrock Park.