Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Q&A with the Mayor

Mayor Mason discusses upcoming state-of-the-city address, the Town Center and what's new at Prototype Prime.

Q: Will you be holding a state of the city address this year?

A: Yes, I will address the community at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Council Chambers at the new City Hall. Everyone is invited.

  Multi-Use Trail Update
The orange line represents the new section of the trail system that will provide access to Technology Park Lake.

Work Continues on City's Multi-Use Trails

By the end of the year, if Mother Nature cooperates, residents and those who work nearby, will be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll around a portion of Technology Park Lake. The 15-acre lake is located behind the office buildings fronting Technology Parkway and Technology Parkway South. 
Measuring just over 1/3 of a mile, the new portion of the trail will connect to the existing multi-use trail along Technology Parkway and Technology Parkway South creating a loop. The new section will

Post 1 Councilmember Phil Sadd.
Councilmember Selected for 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Class 

Phil Sadd, councilmember for Post 1, is among 40 local leaders chosen for the 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Class. He will begin the nine-month program in August. 

Established in 1985, Leadership Gwinnett was created to ensure that the community's most influential leaders are knowledgeable about issues pertaining to the county and region. The class will take an in depth look at the many sectors of Gwinnett - infrastructure, economics, education, health and human services, justice and regional relations.

Townhome Development Planned for Medlock Bridge Road
Construction has begun on a two-story townhome development that will feature master bedrooms on the main floor. Thirty homes are planned for the 4.36 acre property located near the Intersection of Medlock Bridge Road and Bankside Way. 

The development named Stonington, is being built on the previous site of a wrecker service business. Constructed by Miami, Florida-based  Lennar Corporation, the homes will feature two-car garages and brick exteriors. For additional information, contact the developer at 678-230-0191.
Planning Commission members, (pictured left to right) Alan Kaplan, Italia Metts, Mark Middleton, Mark Willis and Matt Houser.
What is the Function of the City's Planning Commission?

The Planning Commission is a five- member board comprised of volunteers appointed by the City Council. Its duties and responsibilities include reviewing rezoning requests, special use permit requests and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and making recommendations to the City Council. 

Additionally, the Commission reviews and decides on proposed amendments to the City's Development Regulations. The Board may also undertake special studies and reviews as directed by the Council. 

An aerial view provided by Fuqua Development shows the construction progress on the 21-acre Town Center project as of June 30, 2018.
Town Center Update
The construction of the city's Town Center is well underway. However, due to a very rainy spring, the developer has revised its completion date pushing the date back by several months.

The city has revised the grand opening of the Town Center to spring 2019.

In the meantime, keep up with the list of restaurants and retailers that are scheduled to open by visiting the city's website, then click on the link titled "Town Center Update" near the top right side of the page for more details.

A permit from the city is required to remove a tree that is located within the 2,000 foot wide Chattahoochee River corridor buffer.
What is the Chattahoochee River Corridor?

The Chattahoochee River is the largest river in metro Atlanta and one of the region's most valuable resources, serving as the primary source of drinking water for millions of Georgia residents. 

The Metropolitan River Protection Act (MRPA) was adopted by the Georgia General Assembly in 1973 to protect this valuable resource and thereby created a 2,000-foot wide buffer along the Chattahoochee River known as the Chattahoochee River Corridor.

Free Photo & Video Classes for Residents

The City is working with Tytan Pictures, an Emmy-award-winning company, to provide instruction on a variety of photography and video topics.

The classes cover everything from camera basics, lighting techniques and landscape photography to tips for advanced photographers. Check the city calendar for upcoming classes and information on how to register for classes, location and times.
Have you checked the calendar on the city's website for community activities and events? 

The calendar is open to anyone in the community to post non-profit events that take place within the city limits.

How to Maintain Beautiful Lawn Using Less Fertilizers, Pesticides

Keeping your grass, plants and garden healthy all season long can require constant attention, but it doesn't have to require the constant use of chemicals. 

Fortunately, with a little research, knowledge, and planning, you can create a landscape that requires fewer fertilizer and pesticide applications, and will be healthier for you and the surrounding environment.

How to Schedule Bulk Items for Pickup

We hear this question quite often - can I place large furniture and appliance items at the curb for pickup by my sanitation company? 

The answer is yes but there are specific requirements for this type of pickup.  And, with summer here - for many it will be out with the old and in with the new. So, before you place the "old" at the curb, please follow these requirements:

Have You Checked Out the New 'PCN' YouTube Channel?

It's full of fun and interesting videos about life here in "The Corners" and all of the shows are hosted by residents who live right here in Peachtree Corners.

Be sure to visit the city's new YouTube Channel - Peachtree Corners Network  at:
Veterans - We Want You

Be on the lookout! In the next several months, the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association (PCVMA) is partnering with video production group  Tytan Creates  to conduct short video interviews of the veterans of Peachtree Corners.  

The purpose of the videos will be for each veteran (or family member) to introduce him/herself interactively to visitors to the monument and/or to those visitors who look up a paver. PCVMA will use its veteran and paver contact lists to notify veterans about the program once the program is finalized later this month.
It is not too late to contribute - visit our contribution website.  For more details about the monument and sponsorship opportunities visit our main website or contact Bob Ballagh by email or by phone at 678-618-1722.

City Adds 59 New Businesses in June

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including two restaurants, a home health care service and a residential remodeler.

See the  complete list of 59 businesses  along with contact information.
Have You Toured the City's Startup Incubator?

Prototype Prime is an incubator that focuses on early stage software and hardware technology startups.  The 12,500 square-foot facility offers open, collaborative work spaces, a podcast room, event space, and design & development lab. 

Funded by the City of Peachtree Corners and in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology's ATDC, Prototype Prime's mission is to provide teams with the support they need to launch & scale.  For tours or questions, contact Zoe Fox  at Prototype Prime.
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