New mixed-use complex planned for Fayetteville

January 12, 2018 by  

Fayetteville, Georgia, could become the site of a new mixed-use development, though the project is in the very early planning stages.

Bob Rolader and Brent Scarbrough presented the initial concept for the development to the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission late in 2017. The mixed retail-housing project would be located along Banks Road and Georgia Highway 85 North.

The developers are interested in an area east of Highway 85 just north of Banks Road, which would have to be zoned for commercial use. The total area along Highway 85 is about 14.4 acres, and 30,000 square feet of the site would be used for retail purposes. In addition, 68 townhomes would be built on the 21.5 acres that lie behind the commercial property. These houses would be accessed from Banks Road.

The area currently has a residential zoning designation, which Rolader and Scarbrough are requesting to be changed to C-3 for the commercial property along the highway, and R-THC, which stands for ‚Äúresidential townhouse/condominium‚ÄĚ for the housing units in the rear.

Mixed-use projects like these are becoming more and more common throughout the country, as residents seek housing that is also within walking distance of offices, shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Projects like this are of interest to many people who live in the area where it is proposed, so officials might consider working with a newsletter printing company, which can help create a letter to provide accurate, up-to-date information on the development.