The proposed 52-acre Stagecoach Road annexation and rezoning comes up for the only vote that counts Thursday night — that of the Peachtree City Council.
The plan got a thumbs-down Aug. 14 from the city’s Planning Commission — a unanimous negative vote against the annexation.
The 52 acres lies currently in the unincorporated county and has an A-R zoning. The county’s current land use plan for that property requires a minimum lot size of 3 acres.
Here’s what’s proposed for the City Council vote Sept. 7, according to the staff report:
“Michael Hyde, the applicant, is requesting the annexation and zoning of about 52 acres on Stagecoach Road and Spear Road. The applicant proposes to develop the land into two separate subdivisions, both accessible only from the proposed extension of Stagecoach Road….
“The first subdivision, called Kensington Gardens West, consists of 13.2 acres and is requesting to be zoned E-R Estate Residential, which has a minimum lot size of 3 acres. While the plan shows two (2) lots, the requested zoning classification would allow up to four (4) lots.
”The second subdivision, called Kensington Gardens East, consists of about 39.6 acres and is requesting to be zoned to LUR Limited Use Residential to allow a 21-lot single family residential development,” the staff report said.
Should the City Council approve the annexation, staff recommended several conditions including the following:
• A maximum of 21 residential lots with a minimum of one acre each.
• All homes must have at least one ground-level bedroom and full bathroom.
• The extension of Stagecoach Road must be designed to the standards of a village collector road.
One development in the process was a detailed estimate of the expected tax revenue for the annexed land when fully built out paired with an estimate of providing city services like police and fire protection to the site.
“The Fiscal Year 2024 average cost of City services per dwelling unit is $1,379. To recoup this cost in property taxes alone, the Fair Market Value (FMV) of a dwelling unit would need to be $570,407,” according to the city staff study. Additionally, the study showed the city would recoup just under $56,000 in property taxes — about $2,435 per unit.
One notable deletion from the council agenda is a request for rezoning part of the Peachtree City Christian Church property at 500 Kedron Drive to allow construction of a cellphone tower.
The plan got considerable pushback from the church’s neighbors, which subsequently canceled the rezoning request and thus canceled the proposed tower.
The council meets at City Hall on Willowbend Road at Ga. Highway 54 starting at 6:30 p.m.