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  Aug. 11 - Planning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m.

Aug. 18 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m.

Aug. 19 - Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, 7 p.m.

*Aug. 20 - Holcomb Bridge Road Workshop, 7 p.m. at Brunswick's Bowling, 6345 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Sept. 7 - City Hall closed for Labor Day

*Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at  City Hall and all are open to the public.

Mark Your Calendars for
Holcomb Bridge Road Open House on Aug. 20

The City is interested in hearing your ideas - both big and small - on how 1,200 acres along the Holcomb Bridge Corridor should improve and grow over the next decade.  

The last few months of the planning process have revealed some key opportunities for the area such as improving traffic conditions along Holcomb Bridge Road, streetscape upgrades to Peachtree Corners Circle and creation of remarkable neighborhood spaces.  

Please participate in our Open House and Ice Cream Social to make sure your voice is heard.

Holcomb Bridge Corridor Open House and Work Shop
Aug. 20, 7 p.m. 
Brunswick Bowling Alley, 6345 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.

Questions: Contact Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director at

Public Works News
The new sidewalk along Crooked Creek  Road is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Sidewalk Planned for Crooked Creek Road 


A new sidewalk will be added to the east side of Crooked Creek Road from Jay Bird Alley to the existing sidewalk at the entrance to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.


Gwinnett County will use 2005 SPLOST funds to pay half the cost of pedestrian improvements - the city will pay the other portion. 


Curb, gutter and drainage improvements are also included. CMEC LLC was the lowest of seven bidders at $198,779. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Questions: Contact Public Works Director Greg Ramsey at

City Adds 31 New Businesses in July

City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a clothing store, a home inspection service and a moving company. 

For a complete list of the 31 businesses along with contact information  please click here.

Councilmembers Phil Sadd, Lorri Christopner, Mayor Mike Mason, City Clerk Kym Chereck and Councilmember Weare Gratwick received GMA certificates.

Elected Officials, City Clerk Earn GMA Certificates


During the 2015 Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention in June, Mayor Mike Mason, Councilmembers Phil Sadd, Lorri Christopher, Weare Gratwick and City Clerk, Kym Chereck received recognition in achieving certificates in their fields. 

Code Enforcement News

Signs and banners may not be located on a public right-of-way.

Two Code Violation Reminders


Public Right-of-Way: No structures, signs or other objects except driveways, mailboxes or landscaping may be located in the public right-of-way. The right-of-way is defined as the space between utility poles and the curb of the road.


Infestation:  All structures should be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. When insects or rodents are found they are to be exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. 


For questions: Contact Code Enforcement Department at 678-691-1200.

Hornets nests, rodents and other insects are to be exterminated.

County Property  Taxes Due  Oct. 16

Peachtree Corners property owners can expect their annual tax bill from Gwinnett County to arrive soon. 

However, as the City Council voted again this year to maintain a zero millage rate, there will be no separate property tax bill from the city.

The 2015 Gwinnett County property tax bills are in the mail and are due Oct. 15. If you have an escrow account, your property tax information is available to your mortgage company; however, it is your responsibility to ensure taxes are paid. 

You can make multiple payments as long as the total balance is paid by October 15. For more information about ways to pay or to pay online, visit  

The History Corner
One of the few reminders of the Pinckneyville Community is  a sign in front of a service station on the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Spalding Drive.
Pinckneyville Community Part of City's History

The Cherokee Indians once roamed the land that is now Peachtree Corners. But in the early 1800s  after the Indians moved west of the Chattahoochee River in a treaty deal with the white settlers, the area became known as the Pinckneyville Community. 

Named for Charles Pinckney, a South Carolina diplomat who had visited the area, the community developed on the old Peachtree Road where several Indian trails once converged.

In 1826 the first church, Mt. Carmel Church was established and a year later Washington Academy was formed as a school for the area children. The Pinckneyville Community had a trading post and a post office was maintained from 1828-1866.

Today there are very few reminders of the 200-year-old community. Part of its past is preserved with the names of some of the early settlers which can be found around town today. Roads with the names Jones, Medlock, Nesbit Ivy, Simpson, Dean and Sudderth are a testament to Pinckneyville's past.

The community's demise came with the building of the railroad. Commerce shifted to the town of Norcross leaving only memories of its historic past.

Source: History of Gwinnett County, 1818-1960, Volume 22, by James C. Flanigan

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On the website, you'll find council meeting agendas, public hearings, the latest news - and on Facebook other helpful information. Use the Facebook link at the left to "like" the city's page.


Please forward this to your HOA or any of your neighbors who may not yet have subscribed. 


From the Mayor's Desk

Mayor Mike Mason
Future Looks 
Bright for 
Peachtree Corners

On July 24, I presented the state-of-the-city address which gave me the opportunity to talk about our current accomplishments in the context of our future vision for the city. For those of you who were not able to attend the event, I'll recap some of the highlights.


Peachtree Corners has bounded out of the gates since incorporating in July 2012. Building permits have doubled from 2013 (637 permits) to 2014 (1,218 permits) and 2015 is on track to succeed last year's number.


The unemployment rate is second lowest in all of Georgia (for cities with populations of 24,000 or more), and office and retail vacancy rates are declining. The office vacancy rate was 19.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 16.3 percent for the same period in 2015. And the vacancy rate for retail was 16.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 13.6 percent for the first quarter of 2015.


And the city is on track to create a business incubator which will further enhance the city's economic development. After an impressive number who turned out for the kick-off event in May and following a Georgia Tech readiness study, Peachtree Corners is poised to launch an incubator to support entrepreneurs and their endeavors.  


Read more ...


Click here to watch Mayor Mason's 2015 State of City Address.

An artist's rendering depicts how the town center buildings will look when complete.
City Council Approves Building Elevations for Town Center

At the July City Council meeting the Mayor and City Council voted to approve the Town Center building elevations giving the go-ahead for Fuqua Development to move forward with the city's signature project. 

With the council's approval, Jeff Fuqua and his team will now move forward with the construction of the mixed-use development on the 20.6 acre tract of undeveloped land located on Peachtree Parkway across from The Forum. 

"We are excited to have the plans finalized and look forward to celebrating the city's fifth anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new Town Center," said Mayor Mike Mason. 

Up to 10 restaurants, retails shops, office space, a theater and town homes - and a two+ acre town green for community gatherings are planned.

The plans feature two restaurant outparcels and 16 townhomes overlooking the green. John Wieland Homes, developer for the three- and four-story townhomes, plans to build a total of 70 townhomes on the Town Center. 

"It's taken awhile to get to this point," said Councilmember Alex Wright. "We wanted to make sure the plans would fit our community's needs and help showcase the city. I believe we've accomplished our goal." 

Jeff Fuqua, owner of Fuqua Development said he expects to break ground on the project in second quarter of 2016 and anticipates the Town Center to be ready to open in July 2017.


City's Gateway Sign Gets New Lights, Landscaping


The City's iconic gateway sign now has new lighting and enhanced landscaping. The stone-based sign that sits at the Peachtree Parkway-Peachtree Industrial Boulevard split was erected in 2008 by the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association.


Some 55 native trees, shrubs and lighting were added in recent months making the city's only gateway sign more visible to northbound motorists driving along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard before it splits off to S.R. 141.


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The new landscaping includes a row of trees planted in advance of the sign to provide a visual cue that something lies ahead at the end of the row.   Photos by Jonathan Phillips

Calling All U.S. Veterans

Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces - or do you have a spouse or family member who has served our country?  If so, the city would like to hear from you. 

ans to create a memorial to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are underway. The location has not been determined but the plan is to have the Veterans Memorial dedicated during the same time frame that the city's Town Center is expected to be complete, in the fall of 2017.

We would like to document veterans' stories and honor them at the dedication but we need your help.

Veterans, we are asking that you send in your name and contact information including the branch of service and years served. Please include a daytime phone number.

Send an email to Judy Putnam, Communications Director at or call 770-609-8821.


Why You Should Not Hire an Unlicensed HVAC Contractor


 Here are 10 things to consider before hiring an unlicensed HVAC contractor:

  • It is against Georgia state law to hire an unlicensed HVAC contractor.
  • The equipment manufacturer probably will not warranty the equipment if there is a problem.
  • The contractor may not be trained by the manufacturer to install that type of sophisticated, computerized equipment.
  • The contractor is not competent to design the proper system for your home.
  • If there is an insurance claim involved, the insurance company may not cover it.
  • The contractor may not be in business tomorrow to stand behind the work.
  • The contractor does not have workers' comp- What if the worker gets hurt at your home? You become liable!
  • The contractor may not pay bills and now your property could be liened upon.
  • The contractor has not gotten Continuing Education and is not up on current codes, laws and manufacturers installation instructions.
  • The contractor probably has not gotten the proper permits.

If the contractor were doing all of these things, why wouldn't they be licensed? DON'T RISK IT!


Ringo McCollum, Building Official,


Harlem Globetrotters Moving to Peachtree Corners


Harlem Globetrotters owners, Herschend Enterprises which is based in Peachtree Corners, announced plans to relocate the team's corporate office from its current Phoenix, Arizona location to Peachtree Corners.


Herschend purchased the team in October 2013 and decided just recently to move the team's headquarters office to their Technology Park location. The move should be complete by the summer of 2016.


The Harlem Globetrotters, famous for their ball handling wizardry and basketball artistry are celebrating their 90th anniversary next year.


Herschend Enterprises is the largest family-owned themed attractions company in the country. 



What is 
Mailing Address?


The U.S. Post Office announced last year that it now officially recognizes Peachtree Corners as a City.


What does that mean for residents and businesses in Peachtree Corners? It means if your ZIP code is 30092, 30096, 30097 or 30071 and your home or business is within the city limits, Peachtree Corners should now be part of your address.

However, Peachtree Corners residents and businesses with a 30360 ZIP code will have to wait a bit longer due to limitations by the USPS


Peachtree Corners is now three years old. Join the city in its "Proud to Be Peachtree Corners" campaign by using Peachtree Corners in your mailing address.

GCPD Officer Shane Kelly
Home Burglary 

Avoid becoming a victim

11 ways to keep burglaries from happening to you.
  • Exterior doors should have a dead-bolt lock with a minimum one-inch throw. Always lock the dead-bolt when closing the door.
  • Secure sliding glass doors with commercially available bars or locks, or put a wooden dowel or broom handle in the door track. Don't depend solely on the lock in the sliding glass door.
  • Make sure your windows are locked, especially those at ground level. Lock double-hung windows by placing a bolt or nail through a hole drilled at a slight downward angle in a top corner of the inside sash and partway into the outside sash.
  • Turn on lights for all porches, entrances, and outside areas.  You can use sensor lights that are activated by motion or darkness.
  • Trim any bushes or trees that hide doors, windows or entry ways.
  • Do not leave ladders or tools outside when you're not using them.

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