The Fayette County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to land use plans to allow construction of a business technology park on the west side of S.R. 74, which would be a mix of industrial research and development offices and a small amount of light commercial services, such as salons and small restaurants. The amendment is contingent on the town of Tyrone’s approval of the changes.
Commissioner Eric Maxwell refused to back the amendments plan and said the only benefit would be the creation of jobs.
“To suggest that putting commercial development on the highway just on the southside of Fairburn where it’s already an abomination and say that that’s going to help out traffic is absolutely ridiculous,” said Maxwell. “I believe that at this point you can tell the difference going from Fayette County to Fairburn and in four years if this thing is passed and the economy turns around you will not know the difference between Fulton County and Fayette County.”