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<br />. <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND <br />THE PEACHTREE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE <br />TO CONTROL THE DEVELOPMENT <br />OF "RIG BOX" COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES <br />AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The City of Peachtree City ("Peachtree City") was planned, designed, <br />and built on the concept that there would not be one large central business area with a <br />concentration of retail, other commercial, and office lIses but, rather, that there would be <br />a few separate, distinct villages with neighborhood and smaller areas of retail, other <br />commcrcial, and office uses separated by and sun'ounded by residential areas (the <br />"Plan")~ <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Peachtree City has strived to maintain this Plan throughout its <br />developmental history; <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the infrastructure, including roads, cmt paths, utility lines, fire <br />stations, and storm water structures, was built following the Plan; <br /> <br />. WHEREAS, many residents moved to Peachtree City because of the Plan and <br />because the town appears dilTerent from many other suburban areas and these residents <br />have invested money and time on their homes in reliance on the Plan; <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current mix and size of commercial residential uses has, in lm'ge <br />mcasure, remained true to the Plan and no one village or area of town has a concentration <br />of commercial uses that is dispropOltionately higher than the other villages or areas of <br />town; <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current trend in retail shopping seems to be the concentration of <br />shops into single, large stores with sizes approaching and far exceeding 100,000 square <br />feet; <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the intent of retailers III building such larger stores IS the <br />concentration of shoppers into fewer stores; <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this concentration of shoppers increases the demands on the local <br />infrastructure by increasing the number of vehicles required to travel to fewer, and <br />sometimes fmther-away areas, increasing the demands on the surrounding roads, <br />increasing the demands on the surrounding cart paths, increasing the demands on the <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />I <br />