Commerce Center proposed as first part of 2,000-acre site

Site plan for Speedway Commerce Center (E&A photo)

The Hampton city council will hold a public hearing and consider the first reading of a rezoning request on Tuesday, December 8, for 546 acres located off Lower Woolsey Road at the western terminus of Georgia 20. The public hearing will start at 6 pm followed by the regular council meeting at 6:30 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Hampton Train Depot to allow additional space for social distancing. The request is to rezone property from RA (residential agricultural) to MU (mixed use).

Hampton annexation map, October 2019 (staff photo)

The subject property is part of a larger 1,934 acres annexed into Hampton city limits one year ago (shaded in blue on the map above). The proposed development is part of an overall master plan that the applicant has prepared for the site.

Proposed uses for the 546 acres include 300 multifamily residential units, 75,000 square feet of commercial space, and 5.29 million square feet of industrial space. An overall site plan was not uploaded as part of the council’s meeting packet.

Between the first and second reading of the rezoning request, the project will be required to undergo a development of regional impact (DRI) review by Georgia DCA and the Atlanta Regional Commission. The DRI review makes recommendations as to transportation improvements that would be necessary to support the development.

In November 2018, the Henry County Board of Commissioners rezoned 683 acres west of the speedway. The subject property, separate from the project described above, has plans for 6.1 million square feet of industrial space in seven warehouses.

This article has been updated to remove reference to draft zoning conditions after planning staff removed the conditions from their recommendation.

The featured image is the conceptual site plan for Speedway Commerce Center. Photo credit to E&A.

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