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Traffic Advisory for Peachtree City on April 24, two workshops of interest Monday

Betsy Tyler's picture

Expect delays Saturday from noon to about 12:30 Saturday morning.

The Blue Knights Memorial Ride for fallen Georgia Police Officers will enter Peachtree City from Highway 74 South at about noon on Saturday, proceeding to Dividend Drive and then to Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field. The organizers are expecting over 2,500 bikes, which will delay traffic on Highway 74 South for about 30 minutes tomorrow.

For those of you who have never seen this annual ride, it is really moving!

We also have a couple of workshops on Monday that may be of interest to folks:

Planning Commission Workshop on Senior Apartments
The Planning Commission will hold a workshop on Monday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, to discuss the proposed NorSouth Companies, Inc., rezoning request for 5.62 acres on Newgate Road for an age-restricted apartment development for seniors. The Commission will also consider a new Master Sign Program for Braelinn Village retail center. The public is welcome.

Recreation Commission/City Council Workshop on Senior Services
The Peachtree City Recreation Commission and City Council will hold a joint workshop on Monday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail) to discuss possible coordination between The Gathering Place and Fayette Senior Services. Interested residents are welcome.

Have a great weekend - there is a lot going on!

McIntosh High School Lacrosse Booster Club Car Wash – Saturday, April 24, noon – 4:00 p.m. at Bruster’s Ice Cream (across from Publix on Highway 54 East).

Starr’s Mill High School presents “A Night of Starrs” – Saturday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. at The Fred. Tickets $10. Enjoy the talents of the SMHS Music Department, featuring the Big Band sounds of the SMHS "Swingin' Starrs" Jazz Ensembles, along with the "Octave Above" Jazz Choir, and performances by other SMHS musical groups. Silent Auction and local food vendors. More information and tickets . . .

First Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale– Saturday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 206 Willowbend Road. Proceeds benefit the July 2010 High School Mission Trip.

Wellspring Living's STOP INJUSTICE 5K Run – Saturday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road. All proceeds benefit the Wellspring Living mission, which creates restorative environments for victims of childhood trauma, including molestation and forced childhood prostitution. More Information . . .

Free Facebook Class for Parents – Saturday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. – noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Learn how to use Facebook and keep your family safe. The event is free, but space is limited. Please call Maddie Plant at (770)487-3981 to reserve a spot.

World War II Heritage Days – Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Commemorative Air Force – Dixie Wing Hangar at Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field. “Keep 'em Flying Swing Dance” on Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Cost is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and children 13 and over, dance tickets $50. Visit for more information.

SCT Nature Undisturbed Family Day - Saturday, April 24 - CANCELLED due to impending weather. Visit for more information.


Robert W. Morgan's picture

Now they are back again with the same company, but a new location. Where the heck is Newgate Rd. ?

Who on council lets this discussion continue? I thought there was a moratorium on multi-family. Let's stick to the rules. OK?

And they also have David Rast's master sign program coming up again. Didn't that go away before or did I just dream that? You all do know there is a budget problem and frivolous expenses are not very popular this year.

Live free or die!

Don Haddix's picture

Newgate is over by Target off of Georgian Parkway.

I advised them there was no enthusiasm on Council for this proposal but legally they had a right to pursue the proposal, which they do. We cannot stop them from bringing it forward but that in no way means it will be approved.

The site was already zoned multi-family by some prior Council. But they need a variance to build. What they plan to say to try to change our minds I have no idea. I even mentioned this site as one I was sure they were looking at as well since it is not the first time it was looked at for a senior apartment complex.

On the sign program it isn't David Rast's program. It was a joint effort between Braelinn, DAPC, Community Development and some others. Most or all of the cost is not paid for by PTC. It really isn't frivolous either.

<cite><strong>Don Haddix
Peachtree City Mayor</strong></cite>

Put the senior housing next to the holiday inn. Dead end cul de sac. Nice and close to shopping so they could walk or use golf cart. Walking distance to a Doctor and or Dentist office. TAX DOLLARS. Remember we are broke. If someone wants to build for Gods sake let them. Not much else going on.

Mind saying again what Fayette County and PTC have against old people?

They bounced Levitt out of town not long ago, who built elsewhere, now no one wants these folks!

Wouldn't that big building pay taxes on that building? They aren't going to buy a big house anyway.

We have a fine hospital and plenty of doctors for them!
Maybe that is it! They are the ones who don't want them!
And why would you help them bounce them away?

Isn't this a fit place for oldies? I am ashamed of us!

Robert W. Morgan's picture

Dunn and Wells didn't let them make a presentation because "the county doesn't have a zoning category for that type of housing". Wouldn't even let them present the idea. BTW, they are selling houses like crazy when no one else is - all in a very poor location near Griffin. We could have had Sun City paying taxes in a perfectly good location near the YMCA, but instead we held out for large lots and we have 10 houses, a half-built clubhouse, a bankrupt developer and hundreds of vacant lots. Any tax revenue coming in from that Mr. Dunn?

PTC has a moratorium on all multi-family for good reason. No way it should be lifted for senior's project or anything else. These are subsidized rental apartments with an age restriction. It is the financing that is subsidized, not the rental rate, but still no need to allow this into town. Looks like our classy former developer is pushing this project since it is on their land - big surprise. You know, the same developer who wanted to build houses at the end of the airport runway.

Live free or die!

This is not multi family, it is senior housing, big difference. Yes it is needed. Now if they would build it and ban dogs and cats it would be great.

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