Thursday, September 13, 2012
Peachtree Corners new Planning Board will meet next week for an elevation review on the new Spalding Drive senior living development.
The acreage on Spalding Drive, which once was the site of Faith Life Church, is being cleared to make way for an upscale senior living center. There has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks as heavy construction equipment decended on the property making quick work of the burned-out church and other buildings. The next step is having the city's new Planning Commission review the elevation plans. The five-member board is scheduled to consider approving the plans at the next next week. Once the developer, Gary Holding Group, gets the Planning Commission's approval, the company will move forward with the grading and schedule a ground-breaking ceremony. "If all goes well, we will be announcing a formal ground breaking soon," said …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Feds say developer Mark Gary, a former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner paid Lasseter $30,000 to influence her vote on a solid waste transfer station. Gary's business is currently developing Noble Village in Peachtree Corners.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner Mark Gary has been charged by federal authorities in Atlanta with bribery in connection with a payment made to then-Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Wednesday (Sept. 5) that Gary, who is part of Gary Holding Group in Johns Creek, paid $30,000 in casino chips to influence Lasseter's vote on a solid waste transfer station in Norcross. The Gary Holding Group is also the developer in the new Noble Village at Spalding, a senior living center located on the former site of the Faith Life Church. Lasseter voted for the transfer station on April 28, 2009. The following June, Gary gave the chips to her son, John Fanning, federal court documents …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Land has been cleared on the Noble Village property, but nearby Peachtree Corners homeowners have questions for the developer on the planned buffer between their homes and the development.
Bulldozers, track hoes and dump trucks have descended on the property of the former Faith Life Church as developers clear the land to make room for a new senior living center. It was welcome news for Peachtree Corners residents who have been driving past the burned-out church building and overgrown property on Spalding Drive. But a few of the Peachtree Station neighbors who live directly behind the new development are concerned over some of the work being done, particularly the natural buffer that was to be a part of the building plans. "My neighbors and I walked through the "enhanced" buffer over the weekend trying to understand what was being done around us," said Ronald Santaniello in an email. He and his wife, Marianne, have lived in …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Bulldozers were on the Peachtree Corners site Tuesday tearing down the burned-out church buildings. The debris will be sorted and recycled.
The wrecking crews arrived this week on the Spalding Drive property and have begun removing the buildings that once served as Faith Life Church. By Tuesday afternoon, one of the buildings was already down and a crew member operating a large piece of equipment called a track hoe had begun its work on the big church building. "The buildings should be down and hauled off within two weeks," said Cary Flake, Superintendent with Rogers Construction Company who is overseeing the work. He said removing the asphalt will be the next step in clearing the property. "What takes the longest is sorting out the material for recycling," he added. The steel and brick is recycled as well as the asphalt. Flake said the asphalt is ground up and will eventually…