With All Other Problems Of Its Citizenry Solved, Peachtree City Battles Kroger Over Roof Color

One of the Kroger stores in Peachtree City, Georgia is being renovated.  As part of the upgrades, the store wanted to change its roof color from green to black.   The Peachtree City Planning Commission is having none of it. 

You just have to love these “Republican” bedroom communities who seem to forget all about private property rights as soon as zoning related issues come up.

5 comments

  1. drjay says:

    property rights and zoning isues are not the same thing-i do not think i’ve ever ben to peachtree city–but from what i understand it was a planned city w/ pretty strict well laid out rules and regs from the get go–rules kroger was aware of–if a city decides a certain esthetic is important and zones it thusly a business can certainly choose not to locate there if they find those eshetics a burden–also it sounds like kroger is asking for forgiveness instead of permission and that is not a good precedent for most p and z’s to allow to happen…

  2. odinseye2k says:

    I think you’ll find few organizations quite as fascist as the local homeowner’s or condo association.

    Of course, there is an outstanding question of who actually owns the land the Kroger is on. However, if it’s a strip mall it’s likely that the Kroger is in rented, not owned, territory.

    However, that fact does not give me cause to repeal the top statement.

  3. Rpolitic says:

    Insert Cherokee or Forsyth, the other bastions of “Republicanism” and it is the same story.

    Erick just curious as a city official what to you think of zoning rules? And as a lawyer aren’t they just a bit un constitutional?

  4. drjay says:

    well i am thankfully not a lawyer–but i am involved in local gov’t as a PUD review board member (and of of course my 1 vote city council loss last year) from what i have come to understand zoning is sort of lumped in w/ the police powers granted to municipal authorities and that the power to zone is not explicitly outlined in the us constitution and would thus be a reserved power of the states–and i beleive zoning is specifically mentioned in many states constitutions…i am sure someone can and will correct me if i’m wrong…

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