The Peachtree City Photography Club announces the exhibition of an assortment of original photographs at the Peachtree City Library, as a part of the Peachtree City Library Arts Initiative. The photographs will be on exhibit until June 30.
On Tuesday night, the Peachtree City Council voted to move forward with a proposal to raise public service employees pay by $2,500 per year.
Attention, Peachtree City constituencies for the tennis center, swimming under the “bubble,” tot lots and children’s playgrounds, ever-increasing lengths of cart paths, left-turns into business areas, and, yes, even sports fields. Changes are coming.
Big changes are coming to Peachtree City’s biggest daily traffic jam. It’s called a displaced left-turn intersection, and it will change the way you make left turns going north and south on Ga. Highway 74 at its junction with Ga. Highway 54 when it’s finished sometime in 2023.
OK, here it is: I really like small towns. I was born in and spent the first 18 years of my life in a river town of 5,000 population. It had a city center; indeed it had had one since the 1830s. It was purposefully laid out in an east-west, north-south grid of streets.
Emphasizing that the Peachtree City Council was not making a rezoning decision one way or the other, members voted 5-0 March 21 to lift a multi-family moratorium to allow city staff to study a rezoning application for Calistoa, a multi-use project proposed alongside Lake McIntosh and the city’s airport, Falcon Field.
Dubbed Calistoa, the 37-acre site is part of the city’s dwindling industrial park and is currently zoned GI for General Industrial. The site also is listed as industrial on the current land use plan map, which underlies the zoning map.
City staff in a memo to council said the $160,000 grant, along with money already budgeted by the city, will “facilitate a planning project that will establish a vibrant, walkable village tentatively called the ‘City Centre.’”
A subsequent slide show discussed transportation issues and redevelopment of some existing areas of the city, with special emphasis on creating a city center in the area from Lake Peachtree west to include Willowbend Center and Aberdeen Village shopping center.
Proposed by Atlanta-based Watkins Real Estate Group and designed by Jim Strickland and Historical Concepts of Peachtree City, designers of downtown Senoia, the initial proposal included the construction of seven buildings containing 190 luxury apartments, 5,252 sq. ft. of retail, 7,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, 391 vehicular parking spaces and 75 golf cart spaces.