A preliminary development plan submitted to Peachtree City was of a higher density than the city wants along its border. Courtesy Peachtree City

Peachtree City denies northern annexation request

A developer’s desire for Peachtree City to annex 95.5 acres at its northern border didn’t make it past the first step of the process.

The City Council voted 5-0 on Aug. 15 to deny InLine Communities’ preliminary application to bring the tract, which borders Crabapple Lane and Dogwood Trail, into the city for the ultimate purpose of building 191 single-family homes on lots that would range from one quarter to one half acre. Planning & Development Director Robin Cailloux said although the development would have met some of the city’s land use guidelines, the city prefers that the areas along its borders be less dense than what was presented.

Council members expressed reservations about increased traffic, school districts, shared roads and the inclusion of golf cart paths. Several previous development proposals regarding the same property have also been denied over concerns about density.

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