Volume 12 | March 2021
Inside: Amazon project moves forward
Mixed-Use Development on horizon
Peachtree Corners company receives
top honors
Pond has been racking up some awards in recent months. The Peachtree Corners company was recently named #1 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Top 25 Engineering Firms" list. READ MORE
Pond was also named the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers’ (GSPE) 2021 Employer of the Year for the fourth time in five years.
What started as a home-based business in 1965, Pond has become a thriving 550-person firm with more than 22 offices around the world. Cultivating an environment where engineers can build rewarding careers has been an important part of Pond’s philosophy. 
Black Creek Group investing millions in city
Black Creek Group, which purchased 4925 Avalon Ridge for $9.3 million one year ago, is now investing $8.7 million in the building to make room for its new tenant, Amazon. The company is taking down walls, adding racks for storage and establishing a robotics area as part of the massive renovation. More information will be forthcoming.
4925 Avalon Ridge, Peachtree Corners
From the Mayor's Desk . . .

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.
New eatery slated for Holcomb Bridge Road, Spalding area
Clean Eatz, a new cafe, is slated to open in late April at 3975 Holcomb Bridge Road in the Spalding Woods center. Owner Nancy Glass aims to provide affordable, healthy meals for people on the go.

New Businesses opening doors in Peachtree Corners
business open sign
Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the most recent new businesses and license renewals. READ MORE
Next Chamber event Friday, April 2

Join the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 2 for the First Friday Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners. Dr. Audrey Arona, the Gwinnett County Health Director, will speak about the pandemic recovery.
Stucky's CEO to speak
Join the PCBA Thursday, March 25, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. as Stephanie Stuckey shares helpful business tips and growth strategies for business while discussing the history of Stucky’s comeback efforts. READ MORE
PTC Business Briefs

  • The YMCA is constructing an outdoor stage at the 5600 Jones Bridge Road location.
  • Technology Management company, 5Q, located at 6525 The Corners Parkway, recently received a 2021 Pacesetters award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the metro's fastest-growing companies.
  • The owners of Moe's Southwest Grill are renovating the restaurant at 4880 Peachtree Corners Circle, investing more than $100,000 on the project.
  • Platinum Real Estate is constructing a shell station and retail store at 645 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

5G Incubator in Tech Park supports entrepreneurs
Building the next big thing
The city's Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, in partnership with Georgia Tech and T-Mobile announced the creation of the 5G Connected Future incubator program designed to support the growth and development of entrepreneurs and startups as they work to build the next big thing in 5G.