Focus On Gwinnett Cities

Focus On Gwinnett Cities

Lawrenceville Lawn getting new amphitheater, expanded parking

Gwinnett Daily Post

November 15, 2019

As work continues on Lawrenceville’s Southlawn project, city officials are preparing to simultaneously expand amenities at the neighboring Lawrenceville Lawn.

 

Braselton approves civic center bonds

Braselton News

November 13, 2019

The Braselton Town Council has approved issuing $8.3 million in bonds to finance the construction of the town's civic center.

 

Braselton approves civic center bonds

Braselton News

November 12, 2019

The Braselton Town Council has approved issuing $8.3 million in bonds to finance the construction of the town's civic center.

 

Meeting to explore the future of tourism in Braselton

Access North Georgia

November 11, 2019

A meeting in Braselton later this month will focus on the future of tourism in the town.

 

Norcross receives partner of the year award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) recently awarded the Partner of the Year Award to Norcross in recognition of the city’s “high level of promotion of entrepreneurship, provision of resources, and community development.”

 

More Gwinnett cities extend Sunday alcohol sales with brunch bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

Five cities in Gwinnett County approved earlier Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants on Election Day.

 

Lawrenceville natural gas receives safety award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 2019

The American Public Gas Association recently recognized the Lawrenceville natural gas system with a Safety Contest Award for dedication to safety based on the systems’ overall incident (lost work time) rates.

 

Norcross introduces new director of economic development

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 7, 2019

Norcross recently introduced William Corbin as the city’s new Economic Development Director. Among his responsibilities, Corbin will work to increase economic growth particularly in key industries and provide employers with access to talent pools.

 

Duluth appoints first black judge for local court

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 5, 2019

The city of Duluth has appointed its first black judge. Gwinnett County lawyer Tiffany Porter has been appointed associate judge for the city.

 

Snellville releases logo for town center mixed-use development

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 1, 2019

Snellville officials recently unveiled the logo for ‘The Grove at Towne Center,’ the $81 million mixed-use development coming to the city.

 

Snellville bans vaping in city-owned buildings, parks

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 30, 2019

Snellville has banned vaping in city-owned buildings, parks and other spaces.

 

Norcross providing $25K to help families get out of motels

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 23, 2019

The city of Norcross will provide $25,000 to start a program aimed at helping families get out of local extended stay motels and find more stable housing.

 

Duluth updates guidelines for public art program

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 22, 2019

The Duluth City Council recently approved updated procedural guidelines for the Duluth Public Art Program. The Duluth Public Arts Commission, known as “DPAC,” consists of six regular members and one member of the mayor and council. At a minimum five members must reside in the city limits.

 

Sugar Hill getting ready for annual Sugar Rush festival

Gwinnett Daily Post

October 18, 2019

“With a new logo, new entertainment, and new downtown buzz in Sugar Hill, Sugar Rush 2019 invites everyone to enjoy an artfully festive fall,” city officials said in an announcement for the event.

 

Second Gwinnett city bars new vape shops from opening

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 17, 2019

Snellville has enacted a 12-month moratorium on new vape shops opening.

 

Lawrenceville, county partner to complete sewer upgrades

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 16, 2019

Gwinnett has requested permission to include upgrades to its Sanitary Sewer System on Sims and Phillips Streets west of Grayson Highway.

 

Multi-family project deferred in Braselton

Braselton News

October 11, 2019

The request was set to be heard at the Braselton Town Council's Oct. 10 meeting, but the hearing has been deferred until November.

 

Berkeley Lake to decide on Sunday Brunch Bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 11, 2019

Residents of Berkeley Lake are encouraged to vote on the proposed “Brunch Bill” to allow alcoholic beverage sale to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

 

Snellville offering digital badge program for online credits

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 9, 2019

Snellville recently launched a Digital Badge Program with a meeting between city officials and area educators.

 

465-home riverfront development recommended for approval in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 8, 2019

A 465-home development is one step closer to reality in Duluth after a Monday vote.

 

Suwanee recognizes youth police explorers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 3, 2019

The Suwanee City Council recently congratulated the Suwanee Police Explorers. Explorers from Post 980 recently welcomed new high school students from North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, and Lanier high schools. Two Explorers are currently attending the University of North Georgia and are enrolled in UNG’s P.O.S.T. mandate program. These two young adults will graduate as certified GA P.O.S.T. officers.

 

Lawrenceville Housing Authority to plant 80 trees and 150 shrubs

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 1, 2019

Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville Housing Authority have partnered with Trees Atlanta to plant 80 native shade trees and 1500 shrubs inside the Lawrenceville city limits.

 

Norcross in search of grocery/farmers market to squelch “food desert”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 30, 2019

The Norcross Department of Economic Development has hired Taproot, a placemaking consulting firm that specializes in food-oriented economic development, to conduct a feasibility study in the city to determine the type of local food-enterprise the city could support.

 

Suwanee to upgrade city council chamber audio visual equipment

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 26, 2019

The Suwanee City Council recently approved a contract not to exceed $55,000 for council chambers A/V overhaul. According to the city, the current equipment, which is original to the building, is outdated technology and is causing performance issues.

 

Sugar Hill awards $1M construction contract for Bowl improvements

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 26, 2019

The Sugar Hill City Council recently awarded a $1,079,109 contract to Barnsley Construction Group for improvements to the Bowl concert venue. The design includes a new concession kiosk between City Hall and the suites, upgraded seating options and surface materials in the Bowl, and permanent divider panels in the suites.

 

Snellville partners with Gwinnett Tech to offer GED classes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 23, 2019

Gwinnett Technical College has partnered with Snellville to offer General Education Diploma classes in the newly remodeled space on the second floor of Snellville City Hall.

 

Braselton to consider senior living plan for Village at Chateau Elan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 23, 2019

The Braselton Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 State Route 53, on a proposed amendment to previously approved zoning at the Village at Chateau Elan that will allow for senior independent living, senior assisted living, and senior memory care facilities.

 

Duluth modifies unified development code

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 19, 2019

Following a recent public hearing, the Duluth City Council voted to approve modifications to the city’s Unified Development Code.

 

Snellville police win top Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 19, 2019

The Snellville Police Department recently won the top prize at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards banquet.

 

Duluth creates smoke-free zones on city-owned property

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 18, 2019

The Duluth City Council has voted to approve an ordinance creating smoke-free zones for any city-owned or operated building, indoor or outdoor recreational facility.

 

Alcohol – council’s ‘favorite subject’ – comes up again with new rules possible

Walton Tribune

September 17, 2019

Since March, the city of Loganville’s alcohol rules have lurched to and fro more than a drunk staggering through an alley.

 

Snellville passes new regulations for short-term rentals like Airbnb

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 17, 2019

Snellville City Council has passed new regulations for short-term rentals, including Airbnb.

 

City Council to level moratorium

Walton Tribune

September 12, 2019

The Loganville City Council will likely approve a 60-day moratorium on rezones to R-22 Overlay, the city’s densest zoning classification.

 

Crosswalk in downtown Braselton wins state award

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 11, 2019

Members of Braselton’s Downtown Development Authority and town staff recently accepted a “Best Design-Placemaking Award” of the year from the Georgia Downtown Association for the library crosswalk on Davis Street.

 

Lawrenceville to begin phase 2 of college corridor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 10, 2019

Lawrenceville is set to begin construction on phase 2 of its 2.2-mile linear park that will connect Georgia Gwinnett College with the city’s downtown district. The $10 million project will include a 2.2-mile roadway with multi-use trails, bike paths, roundabouts and landscaping.

 

Suwanee 2020 budget increases by 2.2 percent

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 10, 2019

Suwanee’s $13,766,780 FY2020 budget includes 106 full-time and 17 part-time positions, including one new position and five position upgrades.

 

First craft brewery coming to downtown Norcross

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 5, 2019

In a unique partnership, Social Fox Brewing will work with nearby restaurants to complement their beverage options and in turn allow brewery patrons to order in food.

 

Suwanee to allow mixed drinks outdoors at Town Center

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 5, 2019

The Suwanee City Council recently voted to approve two amendments to the alcohol ordinance. The first will expand the Town Center entertainment district to reflect new construction across Buford Highway.

 

Duluth considering quiet zones near railroad crossings

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 4, 2019

A quiet zone is a section of a rail line at least one‐half mile in length where horns are not routinely sounded when trains are approaching the crossing.

 

Duluth’s Nancy Harris guaranteed fourth term as city’s mayor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 4, 2019

In addition to Harris, voters will reelect Kelvin J. Kelkenberg and Greg Whitlock to their city council posts since no other candidates qualified to run in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

 

Suwanee’s millage rate remains 4.93 mills, same rate as past 7 years

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 4, 2019

The approved millage rate of 4.93 is higher than the calculated rollback rate of 4.709 mills and is anticipated to generate a 4.69 percent increase in property tax revenues due to growth from property value reassessments.

 

Braselton council to decide on new housing at Chateau Elan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 4, 2019

In addition, as the Planning Director reports, the design standards proposed appears to conflict with the existing residential character and standards of both the abutting and greater Chateau Elan community.

 

Officials seeking reelection in Berkeley Lake will run unopposed

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 29, 2019

Incumbent candidates Mayor Lois Salter and City Council Members Bob Smith and Rebecca Spitler qualified without opposition and will automatically be reelected.

 

Norcross residents will choose from two for mayor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 28, 2019

Norcross residents will vote Nov. 5 to either re-elect incumbent Mayor Craig Newton or challenger and current council member Chuck Paul as the city’s next mayor.

 

Yarn-bombing contest targets downtown Jonesboro

Clayton News Daily

August 27, 2019

To bring attention to downtown Jonesboro's new Arts District, the city is holding a Yarn Bomb Contest. Knitters, crocheters, weavers and others of a common thread are invited to send in their proposed designs.

 

Lawrenceville’s David Still to run unopposed for mayor

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 26, 2019

Lawrenceville Council Member and former Downtown Development Authority Member David Still is the only candidate to qualify to run for mayor in the Nov. 5 municipal election. In addition, Victoria Jones will continue in her current position on the city council as the only qualifying candidate for Council Post 2.

 

New car wash proposed at corner of Braselton parkway

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 23, 2019

The proposed automatic, tunnel type car wash on 1.16 acres would be an outparcel to a larger development adjacent to the property.

 

Snellville Mayor Bender to run unopposed; council seats contested

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 23, 2019

Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender, who was appointed to finish former Mayor Tom Witts term, will run unopposed to continue as the city’s leader. Six candidates have qualified to fill two open city council seats.

 

Norcross partners with life sciences trade association

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2019

According to Norcross Economic Development Coordinator, Tara Smith, there are over 88 biomedical and life science-related businesses in the Norcross area. These firms have some of the city’s highest paying positions with an average pay of $74,000.

 

Duluth to adjust stormwater fees to fund needed improvements

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2019

The new funding model will allow the city to make strategic, timely, and cost-conscious decisions about repairs to the city’s stormwater infrastructure over the next 15 years.

 

Two major projects fail to get green light in Braselton

MainStreet News

August 20, 2019

The new owners of Chateau Elan are requesting a master plan amendment for 48 acres near the winery. The proposal that came before the council was largely different than when the request was first brought before the Braselton Planning Commission.

 

Loganville welcomes Tim Johnson as new interim fire chief

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 15, 2019

Johnson has been a firefighter for almost 25 years, beginning his career as a volunteer with the Loganville Fire Department.

 

Sugar Hill seeking high school students for Youth Council

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 14, 2019

Students should be willing to engage Sugar Hill’s mayor and city council as well as their student bodies and attend city council meetings.

 

Lawrenceville renews $100,000 wood pole replacement contract

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 14, 2019

With approval of this labor contract $290,000 will be remaining in the project. Lawrenceville maintains more than 4,000 utility poles.

 

Suwanee proposes flat millage rate

Access North Georgia

August 13, 2019

According to the city, recent property assessments mean the flat rate would cause an estimated 4.69 percent increase in residents' property taxes.

 

New storm drain planned for Lauren Kay Court in Lawrenceville

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 12, 2019

This stormwater project includes demolition and removal of the existing storm drain system and installation of a new drain system with pre-cast headwalls.

 

Qualifying nears for Nov. 5 election

MainStreetNews

August 9, 2019

Braselton and Hoschton both have seats up for grabs in this year's election. Two in each city.

 

Lawrenceville currently charting entire electrical system

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 9, 2019

This data will be used to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses and help the city plan for future improvements in the most cost-efficient way.

 

Braselton project would combine housing, commercial and distribution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 9, 2019

The plan requests re-zoning the two parcels into a split zoning of 9.53 acres for general commercial, 32.5 acres for multi-family housing, and 35.28 acres for manufacturing and distribution.

 

Loganville tax rate will fall

Walton Tribune

August 7, 2019

Finance director Natalie Warnack and City Manager Danny Roberts announced the city would take the rollback tax rate this year at Monday’s city council work session.

 

Suwanee to update pedestrian and bicycle plan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 7, 2019

In 2011 the updated and renamed Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan provided a guide for prioritization and implementation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities to make Suwanee more walkable and bikeable.

 

Norcross lights up downtown for Purple Heart recipients

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 7, 2019

Norcross has wrapped the trees on the center crosswalk of South Peachtree Street in purple lights, as well as installed purple uplighting on their Champion American Elm tree in Betty Mauldin Park.

 

Dacula intersection to be named after a former mayor

Access North Georgia

August 6, 2019

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Senator P.K. Martin and Representative Chuck Efstration, who both represent Dacula, presented resolutions asking that the new interchange at U.S. 29 and Harbins Road be named after the late mayor Jimmy Wilbanks.

 

Norcross wants to know apartment residents’ interest in homeownershi

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 5, 2019

LiveNorcross aims to create a more inclusive, welcoming and prosperous community for all Norcross residents.

 

Italian manufacturer to open first U.S. facility in Buford

Gainesville Times

August 2, 2019

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday, Aug. 1, that Rivacold, a manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will create 140 jobs and invest $5 million in a new facility in Buford. The jobs will include skilled positions in manufacturing.

 

Buford to set 2019 millage rate, 2020 budget

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 2, 2019

Buford commissioners are proposing a 2019 millage rate of 12.70 mills which will result in an increase in property taxes of 7.11 percent.

 

Duluth announces qualifying dates for candidates

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 1, 2019

Individuals interested in running to succeed Mayor Nancy Harris will pay a qualification fee of $288. Candidates interested in qualifying for either Council Post 4 to succeed Kelvin “Kelly” Kelkenberg or Council Post 5 to succeed Greg Whitlock will need $180.

 

Suwanee sets dates and fees to qualify as candidate for Nov. election

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 31, 2019

In addition to completing qualifying forms, individuals intending to run for office will be required to pay a qualification fee of $450 for mayor and $270 for council member.

 

Suwanee launches "Art for All" campaign to raise funds for new public art installations

Access North Georgia

July 29, 2019

The release said that Suwanee's wide array of public art is funded solely through sponsor support, with no tax dollars being used.

 

Aerospace systems company relocating, expanding to Norcross

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 25, 2019

Zodiac Data Systems (Safran Aerosystems), a provider of testing instrumentation, telemetry and space communications, will relocate and expand to 3005 Business Park Drive in Norcross. The company will be adding 6 new jobs bringing the total employment at this location to 25 to 31 employees.

 

Loganville city hall receives defibrillator

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 24, 2019

“Eastside Medical Center is proud to support the City of Loganville and local first responders in their efforts to create and sustain a safe and healthy community,” Eastside Medical Center CEO Trent Lind said.

 

Suwanee breaks ground on courthouse renovations, expansion

Access North Georgia

July 15, 2019

The work on the almost 60-year-old building – Suwanee’s original city hall – will significantly improve the court customer experience and create more space for court and police employees, according to city officials.

 

Duluth N.O.W. partners with neighborhoods for improvement

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 15, 2019

The Duluth N.O.W. (Neighborhood Outreach Work) program was created to improve quality of life by partnering neighborhoods with city staff to identify and address community concerns.

 

Berkeley Lake lowers 2019 millage rate

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 10, 2019

By reducing the city’s millage rate, many property owners could see a slight decrease in property taxes.

 

Sugar Hill E Center monument sign nearing completion

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 10, 2019

Sugar Hill’s E Center includes a 406-seat performing arts theater, gymnasium, and 43,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, office and meeting space, all overlooking the city’s outdoor amphitheater, The Bowl.

 

Buford approves permit for boat repair, tables carwash

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 8, 2019

The special use permit was approved with conditions including a requirement that all boat parts, junk vehicles, or equipment may not be stored outdoors and all repairs must be done inside the building.

 

Buford increases natural gas base charge

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 8, 2019

Buford Commissioners voted recently to increase the natural gas base charge rate by one dollar per month. The increase took place July 1 and will remain in place for each of the next 3 years to help the city balance operating costs.

 

Norcross to maintain millage rate resulting in small tax increase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 8, 2019

This is the same millage rate the city has held since 2015. Due to increased real estate values, property owners will see a small increase in their property taxes.

 

Public needed to help update long-term plan in Braselton

Access North Georgia

July 2, 2019

Land owners, business owners, and citizens in Braselton are invited to represent a cross section of the community and participate in updating the town's 20 year plan.

 

Sugar Hill millage rate to stay same as past 15 years

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 2, 2019

The proposed millage rate will result in a property tax increase of about 6.92 percent. Without this tentative tax increase, Sugar Hill’s millage rate would need to be lowered to the rollback rate of 3.554 mills.

 

Grayson to adopt millage rate resulting in property tax increase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 2, 2019

Due to increased property values and continued city growth, the proposed millage rate will result in a slight property tax increase of 2.79 percent.

 

Lawrenceville’s first female police captain focuses on officer wellness

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 1, 2019

Capt. Tawnya Gilovanni received the promotion in late May after 13 years of service with the Lawrenceville Police Department. The law enforcement veteran has had a knack for leadership since the start of her career, making sergeant with the Braselton Police Department at the age of 24.

 

Braselton mixed-use project gets go-ahead

MainStreetNews

June 27, 2019

The Braselton Planning Commission approved amending an existing planned unit development (PUD) master plan for HECE, LLC for 229 acres to allow for a mix of commercial and residential development. The property had previously been designated for a large commercial shopping center only.

 

Duluth proposes same millage rate resulting in slight tax increase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 27, 2019

The rollback millage rate to avoid a tax increase would be no more than 6.257 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home valued at $200,000 is approximately $23.52 and the proposed tax increase for commercial property valued at $202,000 is approximately $23.76.

 

Sugar Hill brings moon‘SHINE’ to entertainment district

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 26, 2019

Sugar Hill is embracing the city’s history of moonshining on the Chattahoochee by affectionately calling their downtown entertainment area “Sugar Hill’s Intersection of Neighborhoods and Entertainment,” or the SHINE District.

 

Dacula keeping same millage rate, but property taxes will go up

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 20, 2019

Dacula leaders plan to keep the same city millage rate that was adopted last year, but property owners in the town will still end up paying more in taxes — about 3.35% more to be exact, according to city officials.

 

Norcross kicking off summer with 'Block Party' Thursday

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 20, 2019

Norcross is planning to get a head start on the official start of summer with a block party this week.

 

Lawrenceville expects property tax increase with proposal to leave millage rate unchanged

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 20, 2019

Lawrenceville residents will likely see an increase in their city property taxes this year, the city announced Wednesday.

 

Lawrenceville updates event policy and fees

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 20, 2019

The updated policy outlines criteria for evaluating and scheduling community festivals and special events, guidelines for necessary permits, the application process, and necessary insurance.

 

Lawrenceville approves $630K for city hall renovations

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 20, 2019

The building renovations will include the selective demolition and replacement of interior finishes throughout the building, as well as reconfiguration of interior office space.

 

Lawrenceville considering permit for boozy ice cream, pops

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 19, 2019

The amendment regulating “alcoholic frozen consumables” is on the agenda for the council’s June 19 work session. The amendment proposes a new $500 annual permit for selling alcoholic frozen treats.

 

City Council loosens the rules on alcohol sales in Loganville

Walton Tribune

June 18, 2019

At Thursday’s meeting, the group passed new rules defining food and alcohol. Alcohol, in the new ordinances, only includes distilled spirits. Food now includes beer and wine.

 

City plans $1.3M expansion of Lawrenceville Lawn, including stage

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2019

The Lawrenceville Lawn will not expand physically, but new amenities will be added, said Lisa Sherman, a city spokeswoman.

 

Braselton's 'Rivers Alive' cleanup nets nearly two tons of trash and debris

Access North Georgia

June 17, 2019

The organizers of the annual Rivers Alive cleanup in the Mulberry River watershed report this year's effort led to the removal of nearly two tons of trash and debris, including 48 car or truck tires.

 

Duluth approves fiscal year 2020 budget

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 17, 2019

In addition, four part-time positions will be converted to full-time. The budget also reflects an employer health insurance increase and a three percent merit increase for all full-time and permanent part-time employees.

 

Dacula public hearing to address property tax increase

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 17, 2019

By adopting a millage rate of 4.806, which is the same as last year, Dacula must advertise a tax increase due to increased property values.

 

This new Braselton hotel looks to fuel area growth, succeed from it

Braselton News

June 12, 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites hosts a grand opening in Braselton on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

 

Lilburn becomes latest Gwinnett city to pass e-scooter ban

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 12, 2019

The ban will be in effect for the next year, similar to the Snellville legislation. The temporary ban allows the city to reevaluate how it handles e-scooters in a year.

 

Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre to break ground on arts center

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 12, 2019

The $31 million facility is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors, residents, artists and students annually to Gwinnett.

 

This new Braselton hotel looks to fuel area growth, succeed from it

Gainesville Times

June 12, 2019

Pete Patel and Husein Khimani, co-owners of Braselton Crossing Hospitality, saw opportunity when they decided to break ground in Braselton two years ago for the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

 

Braselton police hoping to share a picnic with public

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 7, 2019

The event will offer citizens an opportunity to engage with local police, meet department officers and view police vehicles up close.

 

Sugar Hill marking D-Day anniversary with veteran's memorial groundbreaking

Gwinnett Daily Post

June 6, 2019

Seventy-five years after allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of northern France, Sugar Hill officials will gather to break ground on a memorial to veterans of all wars.

 

Chateau Elan townhomes deferred again

Braselton News

June 5, 2019

The Braselton Town Council deferred the hearing to July 3 (it was previously planned June 6). Chateau Elan Resorts, LLC, is requesting a change to its master plan that would allow 115 townhomes and 16 detached single-family residences. It is also requesting a handful of variances.

 

Sugar Hill breaking ground on veterans memorial on D-Day anniversary

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 4, 2019

Sugar Hill’s new veterans memorial will include monuments for the six branches of military service, a water feature and an eternal flame within a “walkable hardscape plaza space” at the intersection of W. Broad Street and Church street.

 

Suwanee adopts ordinance to recertify as a City of Ethics

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 3, 2019

To earn a Certified City of Ethics designation, a city must take two actions. They must first adopt a resolution establishing the five ethics principles city officials’ conduct.

 

Video to educate drivers about new Snellville displaced left lanes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 31, 2019

The reconfigured intersection will include a two-legged displaced left turn with dual left-turn lanes offset from the through lanes on the east and west legs of Highway 78.

 

Lawrenceville to break ground on new performing arts center

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 31, 2019

The $31 million, 50,000-square-foot arts center expansion will include a 500-plus-seat theatre, education space, office space and public space that will create a central gathering spot for the arts.

 

Suwanee approves plan for new 83 new townhomes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 31, 2019

The Suwanee City Council recently approved a rezoning application that makes way for 83 attached single-family homes on about 10 acres at the southwest corner of the intersection of Tench Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

 

Planners Ok map amendments for two Braselton-area residential projects

MainStreet Newspapers

May 29, 2019

Two large residential developments proposed for the Braselton-Hoschton area took their first steps last week toward a possible rezoning in the future.

 

Duluth connecting through community meeting June 6

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 29, 2019

Connect Duluth is an outreach program designed to help members of the community have conversations with city officials. The program consists of 4 public meetings a year where citizens meet and discuss concerns.

 

Suwanee Police Department announces promotions

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 28, 2019

Eleven Suwanee Police Department officers were recently recognized for their commitment to the department with promotions, which Police Chief Mike Jones announced Monday.

 

Dacula's annual Memorial Day parade remembers fallen heroes, thanks servicemen and women

Gwinnett Daily Post

May 28, 2019

"Why are you here today?" Marvin Atherton asked the men, women and children around him, some of whom were seated in fold-up camping chairs, others who lounged on blankets along Dacula Road.

 

Monroe buys land for pumping station

Walton Tribune

May 28, 2019

The city of Monroe took another step toward selling water to Loganville. After about 30 minutes in executive session at its regular meeting Tuesday night, the group agreed to purchase 1.1 acres at 1863 Highway 78.

 

Healthy new life for former Loganville City Hall building

Walton Tribune

May 28, 2019

The Loganville Health Department has a new, more spacious home. It had been located on the second floor of the West Walton County Government Building, a building it shared with the Police Department.

 

Norcross study reveals who is living in extended-stay motels and why

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 28, 2019

The majority of these residents have jobs but are struggling financially and can’t afford the upfront financial obligations to move into a rental unit. Sixty-nine percent have one or two full-time jobs.

 

Braselton water, sewer bonds receive ‘A’ rating again

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 28, 2019

The report provided to Braselton highlights a “diverse customer base, very low industry risk, track record of account increases, and good operational management policies and practices.” It also notes a 70 percent debt-to-capitalization ratio.

 

TPC Sugarloaf finishes 3-year golf course, clubhouse renovation

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 23, 2019

The clubhouse expansion nearly doubled its seating capacity, from 56 to 110. The 32-foot covered patio, with views of the 18th hole and 12th fairway, was also included in the renovations.

 

Second roundabout coming soon to Pharrs Road in Snellville

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 21, 2019

This contract is funded 72.4 percent by the 2014 SPLOST program, 22.4 percent by the 2017 SPLOST, and 5.2 percent by Snellville.