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2000-08-13
Peachtree City, GA. Zoning Restrictions Discussed

According to reports from sprawl-busters in Peachtree City, GA, which has been battling with Home Depot and Wal-Mart incursions, the city's Planning Commission will discuss on August 14th. possible zoning amendments which would limit the size of retail buildings to 90,000 s.f, and require that from the outside, large buildings should be made to "appear" no larger than 6,000 s.f. per tenant. Here is the wording from the proposed ordinance: "Retail business involving the sale of merchandise on an individual zoning lot where an individual tenant occupies more than 6,000 square feet or the gross floor area on the zoning lot is 100,000 square feet or more, subject to the following conditions: No single tenant shall occupy more than 90,000 square feet; All buildings shall be designed so that it appears from outside no individual tenant occupies more than 6,000 square feet; Any tenant that occupies more than 6,000 square feet shall provide the City Attorney with enforceable assurances that, in the event it ceases its business for any reason, it will not, in the opinion of the City Attorney, unreasonably keep the space unoccupied;"

What you can do: For further information on the proposed Peachtree City ordinance, contact info@sprawl-busters.com. For earlier stories about Peachtree City's battle with big boxes, see "newsflash" entries below.










 
 
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