Fayetteville denies Ga. 54/Sandy Creek annexation

A preliminary design shows a potential mixed-use development near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Courtesy City of Fayetteville
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A preliminary design shows a potential mixed-use development near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Courtesy City of Fayetteville

Credit: Courtesy City of Fayetteville

Fayetteville has turned down a request from a developer to consider annexing 39 acres for a future mixed-use development. The City Council voted 4-1 on Oct. 7 after hearing the request concerning the tract at the corner of Ga. 54 and Sandy Creek Road. Attorney Rick Lindsey, representing Stolz Partners, asked the city to grant the first of a required two-part annexation process so the developer could work with staff to design a complex that would include townhomes and assisted-living housing in addition to commercial and medical office spaces. The plan would also have required changing the parcel’s zoning.

Lindsey argued that the development would fit in with existing properties near Trilith Studios and Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and potentially offer housing for hospital employees. However, Mayor Ed Johnson and council member Rich Hoffman expressed concern about the development’s density and the possibility of a housing glut near downtown. By law, the applicant must wait at least six months before applying for annexation again.

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