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PTC to hear annexing request for Hwy. 54 E. retail

A proposal to annex 28.3 acres off Ga. Highway 54 East and Sumner Road for an as-yet undefined commercial and office project will be presented to the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The plan has not yet been vetted by city staff because council approval is needed first as part of the “step one” annexation request. If council approves further study Thursday night, city staff will work on the plan with the developer before presenting a recommendation at a later date for a final vote from council.

The land in question is currently in unincorporated Fayette County and is zoned for residential use with a low density designation on the county’s land use plan.

The parcel abuts homes in the Smokerise Crossing and Sedgewicke neighborhoods, which are some of the most expensive homes in Peachtree City.

Traveling along Hwy. 54, there are seven parcels between the site owned by Bradshaw Properties Management and the city limits. However, the parcel is contiguous to the city limits because it is located off Sumner Road.

Although no specific development is proposed for the site at this time, Bradshaw Properties is seeking a general commercial zoning for the 14.2-acre parcel directly off Hwy. 54 and an office institutional zoning for the 14.1-acre parcel located further off the highway.

On the application for annexation, Bradshaw Properties indicated that it would not object if a portion of the OI tract was zoned limited use residential to accomodate a transition between nearby residential subdivisions.

The annexation application notes that a court order requires the parcel to have a curb cut directly off Hwy. 54 near the center of its road frontage along the highway.

The application also notes that the site will facilitate construction of a portion of a proposed but long-dormant northeast collector road that would connect Hwy. 54 with Hwy. 74 via Sims Road and Dogwood Road.

The Bradshaw parcel is several parcels away from a 4.4-acre site with a new medical office building that is also seeking annexation into the city limits. The property owner, Foot Pain LLC, wants the annexation so it can have access to the city’s sewer system. The Foot Pain parcel is also located directly off Hwy. 54.

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