Peachtree City's hallmark has always been the comprehensive planning that has preceded new development. Those same standards are also being applied for areas that may undergo redevelopment in the coming years.
Conceptual Vision for Aberdeen Village Center
In October 2018, the mayor and City Council discussed the potential redevelopment of the area around City Hall and the historical Aberdeen Village commercial center. They released a Conceptual Vision that imagined what a Walkable Village could look like, based on the following policy framework:
- A Walkable Village that is pedestrian friendly for people of all ages and abilities
- Mixed Use
- Provide public spaces
- Connect to and enhance existing green infrastructure
- Human Scaled
- Economically Realistic
The Conceptual Vision was developed with input from affected commercial property owners who will most likely be the first properties to redevelop. Below is a summary of the vision:
Highlights of Conceptual Vision
- New streets and street alignments to disperse traffic and slow vehicle speeds
- New blocks
- Vertical Mixed Use on key streets
- Walkable streets lined with buildings
- "Green infrastructure" includes tree-lined streets and rain gardens
- Some existing buildings stay (shown in dark grey hatch)
- New public spaces
- Connected and enhanced greenspaces
- Integrated parking throughout (on-street, interior lots, and enclosed decks)
If pursued, the Conceptual Vision would be implemented over time by private land owners who want to redevelop their property. In the interim, the City of Peachtree City is planning for eventual redevelopment of this area in the following ways:
The City has hired a traffic consultant to study the impacts of the Conceptual Vision and all anticipated development on SR 54 from the SR 54/ SR 74 intersection to SR 54/ Ebenezer Road intersection.
The City has been awarded a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The study area has been enlarged to include the State Route 74 and 54 intersection and the greater Aberdeen Village. The LCI project will include:
- A Market Study to determine the amount, scale, and feasibility of redevelopment
- Extensive community outreach to incorporate the desires of our citizens and businesses
- A Master Plan that identifies key redevelopment sites and catalytic projects
- An Implementation Plan that includes a 100-day Action Plan as well as ongoing efforts to ensure continued support from citizens and businesses
Visit the LCI webpage for further information
The City has already explored tools available to encourage private investment in areas that will be ready for redevelopment in the coming years. From Community Improvement Districts, to Assessment Districts, and Zoning Code updates.
- The General Assembly has approved HB 291 granting Peachtree City the power to create a Community Improvement District.
- The City Council has the ability to work with property owners who are interested in creating an Assessment District for infrastructure needs.
- The City Council has the ability to establish a Downtown Development Authority
- The City Council has budgeted for a complete overhaul of the Development and Zoning ordinances. An RFP will be issued early 2020 for those services.