The Laurel Brooke mixed-use proposal on 8.8 acres along Petrol Point off Ga. Highway 54 East was recommended for approval Oct. 21 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.
Feller Holdings, Inc. requested that 1.5 acres on Petrol Point zoned GC (general commercial) and 7.3 acres off Petrol Point and Tivoli Gardens Road zoned OI (office institutional) be rezoned LUC (limited use commercial) to accommodate commercial and office space, several bed-and-breakfast cottages and up to 35 single-family homes.
The proposal for the Oct. 21 presentation had been modified from the work shop item originally presented in September. The current proposal deleted the request for a condominium building and six detached townhomes.
The commercially-zoned property has been undeveloped since the 1970s due to topographical issues and the lack of access to Hwy. 54, said Director of Planning and Development Robin Cailloux.
Providing a description of the property, Cailloux said the Petrol Point parcel is next to a NAPA auto parts store and across the street from the AT&T substation. The Tivoli Gardens parcel surrounds the older 2-story office building, and is adjacent to The Campus private school on the south, the city-owned greenbelt on the west and the office users on Shakerag Hill on the north.
On the east side of the larger parcel, a city greenbelt separates the 7.3-acre property from residences off Robinson Road.
The smaller parcel along Petrol Point is proposed for 11, 2-story mixed-use commercial lots which would be detached and privately owned, with the ability to include residential space on the second floor if desired.
The larger parcel would include up to 35 single-family homes and six Bed-and-Breakfast cottages totaling 400-600 sq. ft. which would not be intended for sale or for long-term residency. Additionally, the site would include a community hall to serve the residential development, Cailloux said.
Feller Holdings noted that the architecture of the single-family homes and the landscaping will be similar to those located in the North Cove subdivision. Homes will be between two and three stories depending on the grade of each lot, and each home will have off-street parking and a garage.
The master plan proposes connecting the existing multi-use path to the proposed streets, thereby allowing path users to access the existing and proposed commercial/office uses on Petrol Point and Tivoli Gardens Road.
Several in the audience spoke during public comments, with the main concerns being an increase in traffic and the proximity to existing homes, especially off Robinson Road which is separated from the larger parcel by the city greenbelt.
Pertaining to traffic, Cailloux said an estimate of daily vehicular trips showed 1,700 daily trips if the property was developed under the GC designation and 788 daily trips if developed as proposed.
The vote to recommend rezoning approval was 4-0.
The next stop for the proposal will be the City Council.