Peachtree Corners Welcomes GwMA on August 1, 2018

August 30, 2018
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Mayor Mike Mason Shares Peachtree Corners Six Year Update

Peachtree Corners – Gwinnett’s Largest City

Peachtree Corners officials invited Georgia Municipal Association members and guests to their new City Hall facility for the August 2018 meeting.  The event was held in the just-opened community room facility and attendees were able to tour the offices and city council chamber, hosted by City Manager Brian Johnson, prior to the meeting presentations
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Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason used a “Six Year Update” theme to provide the audience with the most recent statistics about Peachtree Corners.  The city was chartered in 2012 and has experienced significant growth.  The population has increased nine percent since 2012 but jobs have increased fifteen percent.  Restaurants lead the way as part of the five percent grow in business licenses.  There are twenty-three percent more restaurants in Peachtree Corners than there were in 2012.  Mayor Mason noted that building permits have increased 245% since the city was started
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Construction for the new Peachtree Corners Town Center is well underway.  Much of the construction will be completed in early 2019.  Fifty-0ne thousand square feet of new restaurant space is planned along with 18,570 square feet of new retail space.  A new movie theater, two acres of town greenspace and a veteran’s monument are some of the amenities planned for citizens and visitors.  The city’s commitment has resulted in significant private investment being planned for the adjacent areas.

Mayor Mason briefed the group on the Echo Lakeside development and a proposal for the FiServ property senior development.  Technology Park plans are also being addressed, multi-use trails and connectivity options are in progress and plans include a 1.4 mile autonomous vehicle test track.  One of Peachtree Corners’ many success stories is the birth and growth of Prototype Prime.  Fifteen companies are now part of Prototype Prime’s universe and more are on the way

Atlanta Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) Briefing

GwMA Members were able to hear about the next steps for creation of the ATL Board.  Several steps mandated by the 2018 House Bill 930 are on the horizon and impact Gwinnet County.  Gwinnett was placed in four of the ten ATL Districts

Scott Haggard, Director of Government and External Affairs, provided information on how the law structures selection of a representative by the mayors and the second step of selecting board representatives for the districts.  Scott and the ATL/SRTA staff members will be organizing and supporting the mayor selection meetings.  Gwinnett city mayors will be voting in ATL Districts 2, 3, 6 and 7.  District 6 is unique as it falls entirely within Gwinnett County.  The cities of Duluth and Lawrenceville have arranged to host mayor caucuses called by Gwinnett Chair Charlotte Nash.  For more information about the ATL Board process please visit this website link:  https://atltransit.ga.gov/

GwMA appreciates Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, City Manager Brian Johnson, the city staff and ATL’s Scott Haggard for your contributions of information and news for our GwMA members.