PTC planners to discuss junior box plans
A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.
The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site.
There is also a plan for a restaurant that would have an outdoor dining area overlooking a picturesque view of the Line Creek Nature Area.
The commission is slated to talk about the project in a workshop format, meaning that no vote is expected on the development. The commission meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
To pull off the development, Trinity is asking the city to sell it Line Creek Court, a stub-out road that runs off Line Creek Drive. The City Council has formally agreed to consider that sale, but it has not committed to the actual transaction.
Without Line Creek Court, the city’s road setback rules would trim down Trinity’s ability to make the development happen as proposed.
The property is zoned for general commercial use.
This is the same 14.3 acre site that won approval for a larger shopping center, which never came to fruition, and that approval has since expired.
The property is zoned for general commercial development and is currently owned by a bank, city officials said.
Trinity has agreed to building berms along the rear of the development with landscaping on top to help screen the stores from the adjacent Cardiff Park subdivision.
Cardiff Park would also be protected by a 75-foot undisturbed buffer under the city’s relatively new “transition yard” ordinance that is designed to protect residential property from adjacent commercial development.
The plan includes 510 parking spaces, the minimum allowed by the city’s parking ordinance, which requires one space for every 250 square feet of gross floor area.