New hotel plan touted for 74N
The latest plan to build a Fairfield Inn and Suites behind the Wisdom Point shopping center off Ga. Highway 74 north in Peachtree City was well-received by the planning commission Monday night.
No vote was taken on the plan, as it was presented in a workshop format so the commission could give feedback on the concept.
The 80-room hotel will need a rezoning from the City Council because it will be more than 52 feet tall to accommodate its five stories. A rezoning is necessary for all buildings that would be larger than 35 feet tall.
The main hotel building has been shifted to the rear of the parcel, farther away from an access drive that serves the Wisdom Point shopping center. The plan also creates room for a future building that could perhaps turn into a restaurant or maybe an office.
There is also a “partial wall” that will screen the hotel from the not-as-aesthetic rear view of the shopping center.
The site is adjacent to the Woodsmill Apartments and as such will provide a 75-foot transition yard buffer along that boundary.
The developer, Kassandas Properties, is preparing to file its rezoning petition with the city. The site is already zoned general commercial, which permits a hotel use, according to city staff.