Peachtree City’s proposed redevelopment got a sneak peak at last week’s Planning Commission with the unveiling of a proposal that would dramatically alter the look of the city’s oldest shopping area.

For months, City Manager Jon Rorie said one of the items citizens were concerned about during the comprehensive plan public input was a lack of a central gathering space. He said the city turns 60 years this year, and it’s time to focus on the potential for redevelopment.

One of the areas ripe for a makeover is the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center. Historical Concepts’ Jim Strickland, in conjunction with Watkins Real Estate, would make the center more of a mixed-use development.

The concept for the center makes it more of a walkable village, connects the center to greenspace, and adds more, along with public spaces.

The new center would feature seven buildings with 200 units of apartment space, 7,000 sq.ft. for restaurant space, and more than 5,000 sq.ft of retail space and would be built on the Northlake Drive side of the shopping center.