PTC Council unanimously says no to Calistoa plan

Nice development, wrong place.

That was the unanimous sentiment of the Peachtree City Council Thursday night in turning down a request for a development on the shores of Lake Mcintosh.

The 37-acre tract considered Thursday is next to Planterra Golf Course and backs up to Lake McIntosh. The planned development is named Calistoa Hill and it’s currently zoned General Industrial, but developer Jason Pace believes the site offers an extraordinary opportunity for the city to redevelop and lure the coveted millennial group to the the area.

The development would feature more than 360 multi-family units, along with 50-60 single family homes.

Joe Martinez, who represented Crescent Communities, said another part of the site is also being looked at by a corporate headquarters, and would offer those new workers a place to live, work, and play.

“This would help keep traffic off Hwy. 74, ” he said.

During the public comment portion, reaction was split down the middle.

Long-time Peachtree City resident Jim Strickland urged the Council to put aside its differences and approve the rezoning for the city’s future.

But former Mayor Steve Brown said putting residential in an industrial area could lead to a possible disaster trying to evacuate residents if something happened at one of the company’s on Dividend Drive.

The City Council agreed with the residents who opposed the rezoning.

“This is the best development I’ve seen in 5 1/2 years on the council, but it’s the wrong area,” said City Councilman Mike King.

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