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Plans pulled for south Forsyth RaceTrac

Plans for a new RaceTrac gas station in south Forsyth appear to have been scrapped as the company has withdrawn a request for a conditional-use permit to operate a store on 2.6 acres at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Brookwood Road.

The store was planned to be 5,411 square feet with 16 fuel pumps and 34 parking spaces and to operate around the clock. 

RaceTrac has been active in Forsyth County in recent years, including new stores at 1385 McFarland Parkway and 4295 Browns Bridge Road. A request to add a store at 3560 Browns Bridge Road, at the intersection with Bridgetowne Drive, will soon be heard by Forsyth County Commissioners.

Like those, the proposed store would have been among RaceTrac’s newest models, which feature an array of food and beverage options, including a Swirl World frozen dessert station, along with a coffee area and free Wi-Fi.

The store was planned in an area that is expected to see a lot of development in the next few years.

Across the street, Fuqua Development has requested to rezone 69.348 acres along Peachtree Parkway abutting Caney Creek Preserve to build Brookwood Quarters, a large-scale mixed-use development like Avalon or Halcyon. The latest iteration of the project plans for 75 townhomes, 250 apartments and 415,431 square feet of commercial buildings with 1,694 parking spaces.

Officials with the company did not respond to a request for comment as of press time.