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Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting.

The commission meeting is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The 650-home Cresswind subdivision is on a large tract of land that was annexed in 2007 for homes targeted at residents aged 55 and up. The development is a crucial one for the city, as it will result in the extension of MacDuff Parkway to Ga. Highway 74 and north Kedron Drive.

That extension, which includes a bridge over the railroad tracks, is being funded by the tract owner Brent West Village and John Wieland Homes, which owns an adjacent tract of land.

A requirement of that annexation and rezoning forbids the city from issuing any certificates of occupancy for any buildings on either tract until the MacDuff Parkway extension is fully complete.

The road extension is coveted by residents who live off MacDuff Parkway, as they currently have to slog through heavy traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West, the only way in and out of their neighborhoods.

The new road extension will provide access to Ga. Highway 74 north at the current traffic signal serving north Kedron Drive.

The Thunderzone entertainment center off Ga. Highway 74 South at TDK Boulevard would include competition and recreation bowling lanes, laser tag, a gaming/amusement area and a sports bar and restaurant.

The plan includes 168 parking sports on the parcel, which would be located in The Exchange industrial complex.



Lesswind or Messwind?

Who in their right mind would ever want to live downwind from a rock quarry?

Or, you can live on the other side next to the train tracks and the state highway. Or in the flood plain from Line Creek. So, who's it going to be? The old people who are just taking up space? Am I the only one who sees Bob Adams written all over these homes? Or will it be the 3 and 4 kiddo married mom and dad families who have one working parent who is making over $150,000. a year at their job here in Fayette County? Dream on.

We are becoming a hotbed of nastiness.

Sometimes I never understand the commentary here. The one thing PTC needs as a preferred development is SENIORS. The reasons are many:





The last thing we need are APARTMENTS or more "family/kiddie" subdivisions.

Just sayin.


mudcat's picture

1. Finding 675 more seniors to move into that location at prices $100,000 more than Bob Adams ever charged is going to be very difficult.

2. Finding 600 more to move in on Wieland's parcel next door - even tougher.

3. Who can ENSURE anything? The government? The developer? Forget it.

4. Don't forget the only thing that Visioning Group was clear about was they want young taxpaying families to replace our seniors and they want the cities and the county to cooperate by creating jobs and building affordable hosing. And they even got some money from some of the governments, so they must be going along with that.

5. Even if the developers try to market to seniors, it will take 10 years to build that many houses and there will be many market corrections during that 10 years. Meaning they will make any changes they need to create sales - and it is not going to be all seniors all the time.

What you say about seniors being ideal residents is generally true, but they don't exist in unlimited numbers like a colony of ants. Besides, the latest senior trend is to not downsize to a senior-themed community, but to age in place after doing a remodel. Just ask the Realtors and the remodelers - they know.

Whether its traffic lights stacked on top of each other on Hwy 54, or cramming the last possible unit on the few remaining scraps of undeveloped land, no one seems to care how all of this 'progress' impacts the quality of life for PtC's current residents. Living with the huge increase in traffic funneling through Kedron and Hwy 74 is not going to be pleasant for those of us who use it daily, but what does that matter? There's still an opportunity to make money from new development whether it fits within the city's original intent to be a wonderful place to raise a family & retire or not. Money talks, quality of life walks, or in the case of PTC drives very slowly in increasingly heavy traffic.

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