Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Startup Incubator Growth Right on Track
I'm happy to report we are seeing significant growth in  Prototype Prime , the city's new startup incubator. It's been only six months since the incubator officially opened its doors and it has already made considerable progress in attracting new members.

Prototype Prime opened on Oct. 26, 2016 with two entrepreneurial teams who signed up to take advantage of the incubator's support system that includes Georgia Tech's  Advanced Technology Development Center  (ATDC), considered one of the world's top startup incubators. Today there are eight teams that number 20 entrepreneurs working on their software and technology ideas.

Intersection, Road Widening Projects Planned
construction barrels
The Public Works Department expects several road projects to get underway this year. Following are three projects expected to begin this spring. 

Holcomb Bridge Road and Peachtree Corners Circle: Add right turn lane on Holcomb Bridge Road going eastbound onto Peachtree Corners Circle.

S.R. 141 Widening:
Add southbound lane on Peachtree Parkway from Holcomb Bridge Road onto the controlled access portion of S.R.141

Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Holcomb Bridge Road:
Intersection improvements, including turn lanes, adequate pedestrian circulation, and traffic controls at Holcomb Bridge Road and S.R. 141/Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Students plant two new trees at the school.
Students Join City in Arbor Day Festivities

On Friday, March 24, the Peachtree Corners community joined  Peachtree Elementary School students, faculty, and the city's mayor and council to celebrate its second Arbor Day event.

Mayor Mike Mason, Councilmembers Eric Christ (Post 2), Jeanne Aulbach, (Post 4) and Weare Gratwick (Post 6) with Prototype Prime entrepreneurs.
Business License Fees for Incubator Startups Waived

Last summer the city council passed an ordinance waiving the occupational tax fees (business licenses), for new and emerging technology businesses. 

The new law provides a three-year waiver of all occupational tax fees for those who are enrolled in an incubator program in the city. 

Traffic Alert - Peachtree Corners Circle Lane Closure

Atlanta Gas Light began work on upgrading aging pipes along a portion of Peachtree Corners Circle on March 24.   The work is expected to take between 4 - 6 weeks, barring any weather-related delays. 

The area affected will be a one mile stretch of Peachtree Corners Circle between West Jones Bridge Road and Spalding Drive.
In Case of An Emergency - Who Do I Call

The recent storms have brought down a number of trees and a power line that completely blocked a major road in the city.  Peachtree Corners residents should dial 911 to report road hazards, wires down, etc. or any incident that requires immediate dispatch of police, fire, or an ambulance.
  • Medical Emergency
  • Fire
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Suspicious Vehicles or persons 
  • To report incidents of auto theft, burglary, rape, arson, assault, robbery, shoplifting, disturbances, theft, domestic violence, fights, missing persons, shootings, stabbing, destruction of property, all crimes in progress or just occurred
  • To report road hazards, drunk drivers or reckless drivers, wires down, tornadoes.  Read More
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Post Your Non-Profit Event on City Calendar
Do you have a non-profit event that's open to everyone to attend? Use the city calendar to help spread the word. 

It's easy to post news of upcoming events, just visit, hover over the "Residents" tab, then select " City Calendar" in the pull-down menu.  The event must take place in the Peachtree Corners city limits unless it's for one of the public schools that serves Peachtree Corners students.  Please read the " Submission Requirements " first.
This property is not in compliance. Items must be stored in an enclosed structure.

From Code Enforcement

Open and Outdoor Storage Regulations

Just a reminder ... open or outdoor storage of appliances, building material or debris, equipment, garbage, glass, material, merchandise, rubbish, trash or similar items shall not be permitted, maintained or stored on any premises.
From the Building Department
Deck Building Tips

Springtime is a good time to consider building, repairing or replacing a deck. The first and most important of our deck building tips is to always get a permit.  

If you're not sure whether the work needs a permit, please call the Peachtree Corners Building Department at (678) 691-1200 or access the information on the city's website.

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Reporting Trash Pickup Issues Now Just a Click Away

The city recently added a new link on the  website for filing complaints, compliments or requests regarding residential trash pickup and recycling services.

Visit the city's website,, hover over the "Residents" tab at the top of the page then select " Trash Pickup Complaints & Requests," in the pull-down menu. 
For assistance in using the online reporting system, call 770-609-8816.
Curbside Yard Trimmings Pickup Service Reminder

If you have added Waste Pros Yard Trimming Pickup Service, please remember it includes up to ten (10) bags per household. Waste Pro charges an additional $2.95 per month for this service.

Residents may also use a labeled container (marked yard trimmings) for yard waste pickup. Also accepted: bundled sticks no longer than three (3) feet and 50 lb. limit (per bundle). 
City Adds 37 New Businesses in March

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a graphic design services company, caterer, travel agent and several restaurants. 

See the  complete list of 37 businesses  along with contact information.
Food Truck Coming to Prototype Prime

Join Prototype Prime on April 12th for an afternoon of lunch and fun! The Atlanta Burger Truck will be serving up some delicious burgers! 
  • Wednesday, April 12th from 11:30am to 2:00pm 
  • The truck will be located outside Prototype Prime between buildings 145 and 147 on Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners.
  • Parking is limited, carpooling or walking is suggested!
  • The food truck accepts cash and credit cards. 
  • The first 200 people to arrive will receive a free Prototype Prime T-shirt and more!
Coming to the party? Be sure to RSVP here! 

There is always lots going on at Prototype Prime, the new startup incubator located in Peachtree Corners. Check out the website,  and keep up with events by signing up for the e-newsletters.
Introducing New Veterans Monument Video

As you may know, a veterans monument association has been formed to raise funds for a monument dedicated to the Peachtree Corners men and women who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The monument will be located on the Town Green of the city's new Town Center. Take a moment and watch the video for more details and visit

The video was produced gratis by resident Howell Upchurch, who is also a U.S. veteran.

Time to Volunteer for Annual Great American Cleanup

Join your neighbors for the annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The City of Peachtree Corners is, once again, teaming up with the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful in cleaning up designated areas of the city.

Volunteers will work in small teams alongside city officials to clean up litter around roads in the city. All supplies including safety vests, gloves, bags, large grippers and water are provided. 

The 7th Annual Peachtree Corners Festival and Concert is Just Around the Corner
Get ready to rock n'roll, shop, eat and play at the annual Peachtree Corners Festival. The event kicks off on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. with a free concert featuring Departure, a Journey Tribute Band.

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GCPD Accepting Applications for Youth Police Academy

The Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) will host its second annual summer Youth Police Academy. The Youth Police Academy (YPA) is designed to educate middle school and high school students that live in Gwinnett County about the police department and how officers enforce local and state laws. 

The goal of the YPA is to create and develop a relationship with students and give them an opportunity to learn about the Gwinnett County Police Department's role in the community and the services it provides.
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Judy Putnam, Communications Director