City has sights set on mixed-use development
When Peachtree Corners was founded in 2012, we adopted Gwinnett County’s zoning map and codes. One of the many zoning categories was a mixed-use development (MUD) classification. Mixed use refers to developing buildings and communities that blend business, retail and residential in a pedestrian-friendly environment—literally live, work, play.
However, Gwinnett’s MUD was developed many years ago and was intended to be used county-wide, including along the I-85 corridor, so there were aspects of the MUD that were not a good fit for Peachtree Corners. Now, eight years later, there is finally some interest in mixed-use development. So, in anticipation of pending projects, the city’s community development department staff revised the current MUD regulations to ensure any future projects would enhance our community.