PTC seeks changes for Walgreens architecture
Peachtree City planning officials are waiting to receive tweaked architecture for the new Walgreens pharmacy that will be replacing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.
The Walgreens will be more than three times the size of the Ruby Tuesday, sparking some concern over the look of the store “dominating” the area. Officials for the development company handling the project have pledged that all landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will remain intact during and after construction.
To some that may or may not mitigate the sheer upsizing of the existing building, particularly given its location not just at the most prominent intersection in town, but also directly next door to one of its top competitors: the Rite Aid pharmacy.
After reviewing the latest architecture elevations submitted for the project, they were sent back with comments from city Developmental Services Director David Rast on suggested changes.
In those comments, Rast pointed out the site’s proximity to homes in the area, as he urged the project should have more of a residential-type feel in its architecture.
The architecture plans will be reviewed at a future meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission, most likely at its next meeting Oct. 11.
Covenants from when the property initially was sold required the site to be used for a restaurant, but those covenants expire next year and therefore have opened the door for site redevelopment, officials have said.
Because the site is zoned general commercial, city officials are unable to prevent the redevelopment project.