Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In a surprise turn of events, the Peachtree Corners mayor announced Tuesday night that the city would follow through on its back-up contract to purchase the 20.6 acres of undeveloped property on S.R. 141.
Tuesday night's City Council meeting began with proclamations and presentations - but finished with some surprising news - the city of Peachtree Corners is about to become a landowner. Announced just a few months ago as the new developer of the "Roberts property," Bob Cheeley, has decided he will not follow through with the plans to purchase and develop the 20.6 acre tract of land across from The Forum. "We were notified yesterday that Cheeley wasn't going to buy the property," said Mayor Mike Mason. The city had placed a back-up contract on the land in the event the original contract was not executed so will follow through and purchase the land. Mason said the contract requires that the city close within 25 days, but there is a provision …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Proponents say Peachtree Corners would benefit from new business. Nearby homeowners say it would decrease their property values and 20+ businesses would have to relocate. The City Council could vote at its next meeting on zoning issue.
A recent rezoning request has pitted local business owners and residents against a Peachtree Corners family who dream of turning a two-story office building into a veterinary clinic. At issue is whether or not the Parkway Office Suites, a Class A office building should be rezoned to allow for a veterinary clinic. Currently there are over 20 business owners who maintain offices in the building, many are long-time tenants. "It's not that I don't want a veterinary clinic in Peachtree Corners," said Jeff Thomas, who operates a business on the second floor. "This is a zoning issue, not whether Peachtree Corners should have a veterinary clinic. It's just not an appropriate location. If they had another location, I'd be all for it." And there are…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Peachtree Corners city leaders worked through a full agenda Tuesday night that included establishing an economic development program and creating development powers.
Update: March 6, 11:30 a.m. From the editor: To further clarify last night's discussion at the City Council meeting, currently second reads are required for all ordinances (laws) including land use changes such as Special Use Permits or Zoning Conditions. It was felt that it put an additional burden on businesses which is why the change was requested. However, in other cases second reads would allow citizens more time to review and provide input into the proposed ordinance. The city will look into amending the requirements so that a second read would not be required for planning and zoning issues, but would be required for other proposed ordinances. ---- After the mayor's surprise announcement last week that the City of Peachtree Corners …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Among the agenda items, Peachtree Corners City Council to hear Atlanta Regional Commission's Green Community Program and updates on community development issues, 2014 SPLOST
The Peachtree Corners City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at City Hall. On the agenda: In reports and presentations: In old business: Council will hear a second read to consider an ordinance to attract, retain and promote business development to Peachtree Corners by establishing an Economic Development Program. In new business: Council will hear a first read to consider an ordinance to amend the city's zoning map for changes to allow for the addition of a metal recycling and auto salvage operations for Newell Recycling located on Amwiler Road. Council to consider a resolution to request local legislative delegation of Peachtree Corners to introduce a local law authorizing the city to …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Over the weekend Peachtree Corners city leaders scheduled the Special Called meeting; a property purchase is the only item listed on the agenda.
On the City of Peachtree Corners website, you'll find a newly scheduled City Council meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. The agenda is short with only one action item listed. It reads: "Authorization of the Mayor, City Manager and City Attorney to enter into a contract for the purchase of property as identified by the Mayor and Council." As this is a Special Called Council Meeting, there is no period on the agenda for Public Comment but the council and mayor will be available to speak and answer questions after the meeting. A PDF copy of the agenda is included with this story. Click on the icon on the right to open the PDF then select the option to print. The agenda is also posted on the city's website. Are you planning …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Presentations from Wesleyan School and two Buford Highway businesses were on the agenda at the first City Council meeting in the new City Hall. And the mayor announced City Hall now has a phone number.
There was an air of excitement as everyone filed it to take their seats at Tuesday night's City Council meeting - this was the first to be held in the new City Hall. The council had been meeting at the YMCA since May. In August a building was selected but the space needed painting, carpeting, furniture and some renovations before it was ready. "Welcome to those of you who are coming here tonight to attend your first City Council meeting," said Mayor Mike Mason who also added his thanks to City Manager, Julian Jackson and Diana Wheeler, the Community Development Director "for all their hard work in getting it ready." Some 30 people attended the meeting. Peachtree Corners resident Amreeta Regmi was impressed with what she saw. "It's great, I…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday night's meeting at the YMCA was the last, the next will be held at the city's new headquarters in Technology Park.
There are plenty of firsts for a new city and Peachtree Corners has another to look forward to - holding its first City Council meeting in the new City Hall next month. Mayor Mike Mason made the announcement. "On Dec. 4, we'll be meeting at the new City Hall. So this will be our last meeting at the YMCA. We're thankful to the Y for providing space for us to meet." The YMCA has served as the meeting place for the past six months since the city's second City Council meeting in May, the first was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in April. Mason also said that the City would be holding an open house at the new City Hall on Jan. 6, 2013. He said more details would follow as plans were finalized. In other news City Council approved the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Peachtree Corners City Council will meet on Tuesday at the Robert Fowler YMCA.
The City Council has announced a Special Called Meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners. The only item under Reports and Presentations is the discussion of options for a call center. And under New Business:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Peachtree Corners Mayor acknowledges the 90-day moratorium has created issues for some residents and businesses.
In its weekly meeting the City Council met to finalize the ordinance to create the position of city manager. But the 90-day building moratorium placed by Gwinnett County was what was on most people's minds who attended the meeting. It was intended to avoid such problems as the new city of Johns Creek faced when a permit for an adult video and merchandise store, the Love Shack, was able to get permitting before the city could officially manage the planning and zoning explained Mayor Mike Mason. Unfortunately a blanket moratorium also affects homeowners seeking a building permit to build a new back deck or a business owner who wants to reconfigure the interior of an office building to accommodate a new client. "We will keep the moratorium as…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
City begins process to seek qualified applicants and the mayor clears up confusion over 90-day moratorium.
In a Special Called Meeting held Tuesday night at the Fowler YMCA, the Peachtree Corners City Council approved an ordinance to create the position of City Manager. Notices will go out this week seeking qualified candidates. But before the City Council took action on the city manager position, the mayor addressed concerns about the effect the 90-day moratorium, passed last week, had on the community. "We had no intention of stopping all development," said Mayor Mike Mason, "but that's what happened for a few days." It was a simple case of mis-communication with Gwinnett County the mayor told the dozen people attending. The county was to continue processing those permits that had already begun before the moratorium took effect. However, the …