It was inevitable. Trees have begun to fall on the heavily wooded property across from The Forum over the last few days.
The land currently being cleared is the five acres developer Bob Cheeley purchased for an office, retail and restaurant development which will front Peachtree Parkway.
Work on the 20.6 acres - across from The Forum, which is to be developed later as a mixed use development has not yet begun.
There has been some clearing of the 20.6 acres that will eventually become a mixed use development. But there is a good reason for that explained Diana Wheeler, the city's Community Development Director.
"Their site (Bob Cheeley) has more dirt than it needs, and the city's property will need additional fill when development begins," explained Wheeler.
"So to keep all of those dump trucks off of the roads, a small area of the 20.6 acres will be used for stockpiling excess dirt that's coming off of the Cheeley property."
The remaining property, labeled "DDA property" (Downtown Development Authority) is the 20.6 acres that will be developed later. The yellow areas show where the land is being cleared.
The yellow area on the DDA property is a detention pond which is required so that water run-off will remain on the property where it was generated, said Wheeler.
Plans are still on the drawing board for the 20.6 acres behind the Cheeley development. There will be opportunity for Peachtree Corners residents to weigh in on those plans when they are presented, probably in the spring of 2014.