Although City Council members praised its design, the proposed Calistoa development was considered incompatible with Peachtree City’s industrial park. Courtesy Peachtree City

Peachtree City rejects Calistoa rezoning

The latest attempt to build residential units near Peachtree City’s airport has been shot down by the City Council. By a 4-0-1 vote on Thursday (with Phil Prebor absent), the council denied a rezoning request by Crescent Communities to build a mixed-use development called Calistoa on 28 acres next to Lake McIntosh.

The site, currently zoned general industrial, also borders the Planterra Ridge Golf Club. The development would have included 350 apartments, 27 townhomes and 43 single-family homes, plus 9,500 square feet of commercial space. Advocates of the plan liked the idea of housing that would appeal to younger families as well as empty nesters, but opponents were concerned about noise and safety issues that close to Falcon Field, as well as residential traffic mixing with industrial vehicles.

Last November, the council likewise denied a request by another developer to build luxury townhomes in the same area.

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