Peachtree City gets $128,000 planning grant

Peachtree City’s government is focusing increasing attention on revitalizing older parts of the city. Courtesy Peachtree City

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Peachtree City’s government is focusing increasing attention on revitalizing older parts of the city. Courtesy Peachtree City

The Atlanta Regional Commission has given Peachtree City a $128,000 planning grant to analyze how the city can innovate for the future.

The funds will be used to hire outside consultants to analyze ways to make the 60-year-old planned community “more livable, walkable and economically sustainable.” Issues to be studied include growth and redevelopment, talent attraction, occupancy rates, aging commercial areas, and changes in retail, residential and commercial markets. As the project moves forward, input from the city’s 35,000 residents will be solicited; updates will be posted at www.peachtree-city.org.

The city continues to evaluate proposals for rezoning and/or construction of live-work-shop areas, and has recently focused attention on revitalizing the Aberdeen Village commercial center.