Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Wieland subdivision gets P&Z OK
John Wieland Homes' plan for 14 homes, a recreation center and a school site for 80.65 acres on the Peachtree City border is fine with the Fayette County Planning Commission, as long as three conditions are met.
The commission has unanimously recommended approval of the firm's rezoning request, with three conditions. The Fayette County Commission will consider the request Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the County Administrative Complex.
The project is part of the Inverness subdivision being developed by Wieland Homes, most of it inside Peachtree City. The overall project has 350 homes, including the county portion. Wieland is offering the Board of Education a 20-acre site for a future elementary school to serve the area, and plans a 7.3-acre recreation amenity with a swimming pool, tennis courts and a cabana, to serve the entire project.
Recommended conditions are:
1. Wieland must build a pedestrian crossing across McDuff Parkway to provide safe access for residents to the recreation center.
It's unclear whether the county will require an underpass, or be content with a striped crossing and three-way stop, as Wieland representatives requested. Members of the Planning Commission suggested the company work out details of the crossing with county engineers before the Jan. 25 commission meeting.
2. The firm must maintain a natural 20-foot buffer along McDuff Parkway, next to the homes and the recreation area.
3. No residential lot can have a driveway on McDuff Parkway.
Planning commissioners declined to recommend a fourth condition suggested by staff, that the approval be contingent on an agreement between the county and Peachtree City providing for the city to render emergency service to the property. "It's not appropriate for the county to require us to get services from a municipality," said Wieland Vice President Richard Bacon.
Commissioners agreed and left the condition out of their recommendation.