Crafty thoughts? Beer to be discussed by city

by CELIA SHORTT

Newnan City Council on Tuesday will consider a revision to the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow craft beer to be sold in “growlers.”

A growler is a refillable container holding between 32 and 64 ounces of a craft beer. These growlers would be available for sale only in the Downtown Commercial Historic District of Newnan by specialty package retailers.

Newnan City Council will also be hearing a rezoning request in regards to the planned new Public Safety Complex. The zoning request is for about 10 acres of land on Jefferson Street and at 60 Augusta Drive. If passed, the property will be rezoned to General Commercial, allowing for the public safety complex and additional commercial uses. 

Currently the land adjacent to the old section of Oak Hill Cemetery is not zoned to allow any commercial business. It previously was the site of a public housing complex.

The purpose at the council meeting is to inform city council that this rezoning request is being considered by the Planning Committee and to request their recommendation on it being rezoned as General Commercial.

In other business at Tuesday’s Newnan City Council meeting:

• The council will schedule public hearings for Aug. 27 regarding the properties of 5 Westgate Park Drive, 14 Reynolds Street, and 15 R Pinson Street.

• Council will hear status reports on the properties of 7 Burdett Place, 7 Upper Mann Street, and 48 Fair Street.




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