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Resident asks for caution on new Walgreens size

A Peachtree City resident Thursday night urged the Peachtree City Council to do all it can to control the size of the new Walgreens drugstore that will be built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be built on the same site currently occupied by the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. The restaurant building will be torn down and replaced with a new Walgreens structure.

The new building will be three times the size of the existing structure, and that is what Phyllis Aguayo told council she was concerned about.
Aguayo said over the years the city and citizens have battled to keep that signature intersection of the city looking nice although restrictions that were put in place nearly 20 years ago will expire next year.

At the time the Ruby Tuesday was approved, there was an understanding there would never be any larger or taller buildings than the restaurant allowed on the site, Aguayo said.

“i hope you will look at the history of this and use whatever influence you have to make sure we put proper size restrictions and protect the buffers so we have very little change there when Walgreens comes,” Aguayo said.

The architecture for the new building will be considered at a future date by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Because the property is already zoned for commercial use, the city cannot deny the redevelopment project as long as it meets all other applicable city ordinances.

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