Council to consider rare residential rezoning in the center of Peachtree City

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Rendering of proposed rezoning residential and commercial layout. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.
Rendering of proposed rezoning residential and commercial layout. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.

Plan calls for 35 homes plus bed and breakfast cottages on 7 acres near Petrol Pointe and Tivoli Gardens; City Center study to get $160,000 — 

Bed and breakfast cottages on land undeveloped for 35 years in the heart of Peachtree City?

That’s what a rezoning request calls for that will be heard by City Council Thursday night. Here’s a description in the council’s information packet:

“The proposed Master Plan shows 11 mixed-use commercial lots on the 1.5-acre parcel and a combination of 35 single-family lots and a Bed and Breakfast on the 7.3-acre parcel. Ten (10) of the proposed 11 mixed-use commercial lots are detached and privately owned with the ability to include residential space on the second floor if desired.

“The square footage of each building will be small, under 2,000 total square feet, and designed for smaller businesses such as law offices, insurance companies, and smaller retail users. Parking will be in front of each business and two smaller over-flow lots located at the rear of the property. The eleventh commercial structure is a slightly larger building, about 5,000 square feet, with a proposed coffee shop/deli on the main floor and office on the second floor.

“An internal street connects the proposed mixed-use commercial park on Petrol Point to the residential portion and Tivoli Gardens. The plan shows 33 to 35 single-family lots and a cottage-style bed and breakfast with community hall. The bed and breakfast will consist of cottages between 400- 600 square feet and are not intended for re-sale or long-term residency. A community hall will serve as the kitchen for the bed and breakfast, and as a usable meeting space for the surrounding homes.

“The Applicant states that the single-family homes 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,” the information packet said.

The Peachtree City Planning Commission gave a 4-0 thumbs up to the request at its Oct. 21 meeting.

<b>Map shows site of proposed rezoning. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.</b>
Map shows site of proposed rezoning. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.

In other action, the council will consider spending about $150,000 to replace the current Kedron Gymnasium floor with a “hybrid-type athletic surface that is used in many gyms.”

Despite some setbacks to the council’s stated desire to actively assist in the development of a “city center,” the council is planning to spend $160,000 for a consultant  to move forward with the city’s Livable Center Initiative Study. The city is choosing TSW to start on plans for the city center in late November with a completion date of the study by September 2020.

The city has budgeted $32,000 in local funding to go with an LCI grant of $128,000 from the ATlanta Regional Commission.

Below is the full agenda for the council for the Nov. 7 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council of Peachtree City

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition

Public Comment

Agenda Changes

Minutes

• Consider Approval of Revised October 3, 2019, Regular Meeting Minutes October 17, 2019, Regular Meeting Minutes

Consent Agenda

1. Consider Cancellation of December 5 & 19, 2019, Regular Meetings (with Special Called Meeting on December 12)

Explanation: The cancellation is due to the holiday season. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch is planning to call a special called meeting for Thursday, Dec. 12, to handle all city business for that month.

2. Consider Appointments to Planning Commission – Kenneth Hamner; Rick Mendenhall, alternate

3. Consider Stormwater Maintenance Agreement – Cavalier Manor, LLC

4. Consider Authorizing Agreement with TSW for Livable Center Initiative Study

5. Consider Budget Amendment & Grant Acceptance – Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security

6. Consider FY 2020 Budget Amendment – Neighborhood Parks Fund

7. Consider Sole Source Name Brand Purchase of Bobcat T650 – Bobcat of Atlanta

8. Consider Sole Source Name Brand Purchase of Firefighting Protective Gear – Bennett Fire Products Company

9. Consider finalization of FY 2020 Fee Schedule

Old Agenda Items

New Agenda Items

• 11-19-01 Public Hearing – Consider Rezoning Request, GC General Commercial & OI Office Institutional to LUC Limited Use Commercial, 8.9 acres on Petrol Point/Tivoli Garden

• 11-19-02 Consider Bid for Gym Floor Replacement – Gym Service & Installation Co., Inc.

X. Council/Staff Topics

Stormwater Bond Refinancing Opportunity

Zoning Process: Changes and Updates

XI. Executive Session

XII. Adjourn