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Public hearings to be held on liquor store and truck stop


  • By Jeffrey Cullen-Dean
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  • Jun. 20, 2021 - 11:36 PM

The Grantville City Council will hold public hearings for special use permit applications for a liquor store and a possible truck stop at their June 28 meeting.

Grantville's planning commission unanimously recommended the city council approve the applications at their June 3 meeting.

The proposed development will be on a 27-acre property that is split by Lowry Road.

According to City Attorney Mark Mitchell, the property is zoned for commercial use, but under the city's zoning ordinance, a special permit needs to be granted by the city council.

"This would allow you to impose some conditions, if you chose to do so," he said to the council.

According to a letter by Manny Singh, one of the owners of the property, to the city council and Mayor Doug Jewell, only 19 acres of the property, east of Lowry Road, will be developed. The location of the possible liquor store and truck stop will be at the corner of Interstate 85 and Highway 29 in Grantville.

"The economic impact of this development will be exponential with more jobs with high pay and good tax revenue for the city," said Manny Singh via the letter. "Coweta County has no liquor stores, and a larger establishment with easy access to the interstate and the surrounding neighborhoods would make it very successful. In the future, we would like to add a decent size gas station or a small truck stop."

In a separate letter to city manager Al Grieshaber from Virgina Singh, another owner of the property, the development will consist of "high quality multiple retail pads."

Both public hearings will be held at the city council's June 28 meeting at 6:30 p.m.