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New commercial, residential building approved by planning commission

  • By Clay Neely
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  • May. 16, 2019 - 10:38 PM

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New commercial, residential building approved by planning commission

Submitted by Tommy Sweet

A design of the new building on 31 Jackson Street shows the new location for Wishbone Fried Chicken.

A new building downtown could possibly allow a new home for Wishbone Fried Chicken, along with several housing opportunities upstairs.

Tuesday night, the Newnan Planning Commission unanimously granted a certificate of appropriateness for a new two-story structure at 31 Jackson Street, which is currently being used as a parking lot owned by Beth Barnett.

The area is directly adjacent to Wishbone Fried Chicken and faces McKoon Funeral Home.

Developer Tommy Sweet is hoping to construct a two-story building for business use on the bottom floor and residential on the top.

The first floor of the new construction would be 4,750 square feet and would house the Wishbone Restaurant along with several other offices for commercial use.

The 4,400-square-foot second floor would allow four studio apartments, a one-bedroom apartment and a two-bedroom apartment.

Sweet said he hopes to begin construction within a month and a half.