Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Making Pedestrian Safety a Priority
When Peachtree Corners first began to develop in the 1970s, the automobile was king and little thought was given to providing even the basic amenities - sidewalks and dedicated crosswalks -- for pedestrians. Even the city's  early subdivisions often lacked sidewalks.

We've seen that trend begin to swing in the opposite direction: Now home buyers often make their choice of which home to buy based on the community's pedestrian-friendly amenities such as sidewalks, hiking trails, multi-use trails and safe pedestrian crossings.
Overlook at Twin Lakes Project Update
Walking trails, dog park among amenities at Overlook at Twin Lakes.
Lake-front complex with resort-style amenities to break ground soon
The Overlook at Twin Lakes, a 39-acre development located on the shores of two lakes in Technology Park, is expected to break ground by spring. 

The development includes a 295 high-end millennial housing complex, pool, boat dock, hiking/biking trail, cyber cafe, fitness facilities and a dog park. 
Access to the development will be from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Reps Miller Road.
Keep up with Road Projects Online
Find out which city streets are scheduled for resurfacing, new sidewalk projects and other road improvement plans on the city's website, using an easy-to use interactive map.

Under the "Departments" tab at the top of the homepage, locate "Public Works" in the list, then click on "Transportation Improvement Projects" for upcoming road and sidewalk projects.

Call or email for more information. Contact details are listed on the left side of the web page. 

City Wins Prestigious Engineering Award

Our tagline is "Innovative & Remarkable" and Gwinnett County's newest city has steadily reaffirmed that acclaim since incorporating just four and a half years ago. 

The City of Peachtree Corners' latest accolade is the announcement that its public works department has been proclaimed the winner of the prestigious Georgia Engineering Excellence Award for its geospatial project.
Academy graduates, Jennifer Howard and Lorri Christopher.
Two from City Graduate Economic Development Academy

Councilmember Lorri Christopher (Post 5) and Peachtree Corners staff member Jennifer Howard were among the six recent Gwinnett graduates completing the Board of Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2016 Region 3 Multi-Day Training Program.

The Academy's multi-day program is taught one day a month over a four-month period and includes economic and community development training. The class also offers training in business recruitment and retention, tourism project development and downtown development.
Startups Signing Up to Join Prototype Prime

Interest in Prototype Prime, the new startup incubator located in the City of Peachtree Corners, has been high since it opened in October.  Six weeks after opening, Prototype Prime announced the selection of two companies for the incubator created for early-stage entrepreneurs. 

Trellis, an agriculture technology startup that helps farmers grow more crops and use less water by using its wireless soil moisture sensors and online platform, and Fetch, which is working to eliminate the hassles of renting a truck through its smartphone app.

Keep up with what's going on around town.
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From Code Enforcement

The Value of Your Code Enforcement Team
The Peachtree Corners Code Enforcement Team would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

As the 2017 year begins, we would like to take this time to let you know what our team does for the community and how everyone benefits from being proactive with issues as they arise. 

From the Building Department

When Do I Need a Building Permit?

Are you planning on adding an outdoor storage shed but are unsure if a building permit is needed? 

The answer depends on the size of the structure. Find the answer to this question and more on the city's website.  Visit , locate the "Residents" tab then click on the link labeled "When Do I Need a Building Permit" in the pull-down menu.

For questions, contact the Building Department Help Line at 470-395-7027.
City Adds 29 New Businesses in December

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including several restaurants, a fitness center and a grocery store.

See the  complete list of 29 businesses along with contact information.

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. 

Plans to create a monument to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are underway. The monument will be located on the Town Green of the city's new Town Center and is expected to be complete in spring 2018.  View the plans for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument at

Veterans and families 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. E-mail info to Judy Putnam, Communications Director at or call 770-609-8821.

Drop Off Christmas Tree at Fire Station for Recycling

Recycling your Christmas tree keeps trees out of landfills by converting them into mulch.  All Gwinnett Fire Station locations will accept live Christmas trees until Jan. 15 to be mulched and recycled. 

Trees must be dropped off free of decorations, lights and stands by Jan. 15. The collected trees will be chipped into mulch to line the grounds of local playgrounds, mark walking trails in area parks, and much more.  

For residents unable to transport their trees, Waste Pro offers an alternative

  • Christmas trees: $25.00 (for residents not signed up for yard waste pickup), for residents currently paying for yard waste pickup, it is free
  • Waste Pro accepts Visa, MasterCard, or Discover cards
  • For Christmas tree pickup, residents must call first before placing at curb to schedule the pickup The entire tree may be placed at the curb, it does not have to be cut into specific lengths. Call Waste Pro at 770-777-1447.
Are You Prepared for a Winter Weather Emergency?

Georgia has its share of winter weather. Storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that can last for hours. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerous low temperatures, strong winds, icing and freezing rain. 

Heat, power and communication services to your home can be lost, sometimes for several days to weeks. 

Gwinnett Fire Station No.4.
Sign Up for Home Safety Check

Did you know Gwinnett Department of Fire and Emergency Services offers free home safety surveys and smoke alarm checks as part of its educational outreach programs?  
During home safety surveys, firefighters and fire safety educators help occupants look for and eliminate home hazards that could cause a fire to start or conditions that might contribute to unintentional injuries.  

Unsafe living conditions may include an overloaded electrical outlet or a fall hazard due to a throw rug.

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In addition to the e-newsletter, you will find news and announcements posted on the city's website, Please take a moment and visit the website between issues to keep up with the "News from Around the Corners."    

Judy Putnam, Communications Director

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