New hotel coming to Peachtree City

An extended stay Hilton Hotel aimed at business travelers will soon be calling Peachtree City home.

The Peachtree City Council approved the proposal Thursday night with no opposition from anyone present at the meeting.

The proposal passed rezones a 5.8-acre tract on Exchange Place/Widget Drive from General Industrial to Limited Use Commercial. Widget Drive connects Ga. Highway 74 South to TDK Boulevard and is behind the Pit Stop fuel station owned by the applicant Mike Hyde.

The development would feature a 107-room hotel, along with an out parcel. The Planning Commission recommended denial, while the staff also suggested the City Council turn down the proposal.

Nathan Dockery, who is one of the developers, said the new hotel is one of Hilton’s most desired properties, and each unit features a small working area that can function as a kitchen.

Back in the early 2000s, the property would have been allowed to have a hotel, but then the zoning ordinance was modified.

“I don’t want to to be hypercritical. Let’s do it for economic development,” said Councilman Mike King.

The City Council agreed with King and passed the rezoning.

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