New Construction

Several plans in works for Coweta

by Sarah Fay Campbell

alt

Sarah Fay Campbell

This 73,000-square-foot building going up in the Newnan Pavilion shopping center will be the home of Academy Sports and Outdoors.

“We hear the economy is a little sluggish. That is not what we are seeing. We are seeing the economy turning around.”

That’s what engineer Neal Spradlin told the Coweta County Commissioners earlier this month while seeking rezoning for a 15-acre tract at the corner of Poplar Road and the Newnan Crossing Bypass. 

The plans are to have various medical office buildings in the 11.4-acre portion of the site that is zoned Office-Institutional, with small commercial businesses such as a drug store and supporting businesses on the 3.8-acre portion zoned C-3, Commercial Retail. 

That development is still in the early stages, but there are a few other things that are further along. 

The city of Newnan is in the process of annexing 4.9 acres along Bullsboro Drive and Parkway North. The land formerly was home to the Motel 6 and Phillips 66 gas station. The property is owned by Newnan Investment LLC and will be the site of a new Nissan dealership. 

There have been rumors the former John Cullen Dodge facility on Hwy. 34 East at Intentional Park will become a Honda dealership, but there has been no visible movement on that project. 

There are plans for a Town Place Suites by Marriott on property at Ashley Park across from Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. 

Late last year, Marriott company officials said construction would begin toward the end of the first quarter of the year.

It’s not the only proposed hotel. Coweta County just approved some variances for a proposed Microtel Inn and Suites in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. 

In March, the city of Newnan annexed a six-acre tract off Lower Fayetteville Road. The developer intends to build a 45,000-square-foot commercial and office space complex. 

And the new owners of the Fischer Crossings property at Highway 34/54 in east Coweta near Peachtree City are working through the steps to change the site plan and conditions on the property, which was reviewed as a “development of regional impact” so that they can restart development of the property, which currently has just one tenant, NCG Cinemas. 


More Local

Southern Literary Trail

Plans in works at Moreland stops

Carol Chancey is hoping visitors will come to Moreland as part of a passport program promoting sites on the Southern Literary Trail. The tra ... Read More


Old Grizzard museum to become tourist stop

The old commercial building at the north end of Moreland has had many lives – as a bus station, general store and in recent years as t ... Read More


River cleanup nets 471 pounds of trash

Volunteers pulled 471 pounds of trash from the section of the Chattahoochee River that runs in front of Chattahoochee State Park last week d ... Read More


Yard sales remain big part of Labor Day weekend

There may not be a Powers’ Crossroads festival this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of shopping options. On F ... Read More


Newnan receives GFOA award 25th year in row

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded Newnan its distinguished budget presentation award f ... Read More

Mom and daughter get first look at Hall of Fame

Kim Coggin of Newnan recently wrote a 250-word essay on her passion for college football and submitted it for a contest. She wrote the essay ... Read More