This week’s podcast centered on the Rezoning, Special Use Permit, Change in Conditions applications by applicant Roberts Properties Peachtree Retail, LLC, for 4936 Peachtree Corners Circle, 5246 Peachtree Parkway. The request is for a 7 story apartment tower with 169 units and a 7 story hotel tower with 110 hotel rooms, plus 529 structured parking spaces.
This is property situated across from The Forum Shopping Center and adjacent to the Town Center, within the Simpson Elementary School district.
According to the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA)
The application requests a stream buffer variance along with a rezoning from ‘Commercial’ to ‘Mixed-Use Development’ in order include apartments in the project. Rental apartments are not currently a permitted use on this property and the Mixed-Use Development zoning regulations allow building heights of up to 25 stories.
If approved, this project would be among the tallest, most dense developments in Peachtree Corners.
Councilmember Alex Wright also sent out an eblast, further distributed by Jeanne Aulbach, that said:
A little historyThe developer for this proposal is Charlie Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the individual that sued (and won) Gwinnett County back around 2000 to have the land where the Town Center is going, zoned for apartments. He sat on that land until 2012 when he sold it to Lennar who was going to build apartments until the City bought it from Lennar in 2013 to prevent those apartments from being built. This led to the creation of the Town Center. Mr. Roberts is now proposing to build apartments on land next to the Town Center. I would strongly encourage you to attend this meeting on 6 November and to share this information with your neighbors.
The Peachtree Corners Planning Commission is scheduled to consider this rezoning proposal at their November 14th Meeting at 7 pm.
The UPCCA Land Use Meeting will be held the week before on Monday, Nov 6th, from 7-8:30pm at:
Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. Typically you will find the developer present presenting the proposal and taking questions. But, at this posting, I’m not sure that will be the case. Check back and I will have an update.
The rezoning application can be found here (PDF)
The following gallery of images and renderings are some of the 46-page proposal.
I also spoke about the NPR REPORT: