Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Peachtree Corners council will also consider modifying the city's alcoholic beverage code along with several other ordinances.
The Peachtree Corners City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a number of items including the approval of two new ordinances and a special use permit. The first item on the agenda is the request by Crowell Brothers Funeral Home for a Special Use Permit to add a crematory to its business which is located at 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The Planning Commission ruled 2-1 against the request on April 9. The City Council will make its decision Tuesday night, unless it decides to table the decision for a later meeting. Over 50 homeowners located near the funeral home attended the Planning Commission meeting and spoke out against the crematory most citing health concerns and fear that their properties would…
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 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The request for a change in zoning condition was deferred at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
The long-anticipated decision by the Peachtree Corners City Council on whether or not to allow a veterinary clinic to operate in the Parkway Office Suites has been delayed. According to City Clerk Kym Chereck, the applicant, Alberto Bazan, requested that the City Council defer his request for a change in condition to allow him to operate a veterinary clinic in the two-story building. After the council meeting, Mayor Mike Mason said he'd been inundated with emails from residents and recommended that Bazan take a look at the objections that people had to see if they could be resolved. Mason acknowledged it would be an uphill climb for Bazan. "You've got one foot in the grave when the Planning Commission votes against a request," said Mason. …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Peachtree Corners city council agenda also includes updates on community development planning issues.
The Peachtree Corners City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at City Hall for its bi-monthly meeting. The major agenda item will be the council's decision on whether to permit a proposed veterinary clinic to operate in a building which currently excludes businesses of this type. It's listed under "old business." Following are the highlights of the agenda items. On the agenda: An update from Community Development Director Diana Wheeler on planning issues. In old business: The second read to consider a change in condition to allow a veterinary clinic to be located in the two-story Class A office building located at 4989 Peachtree Parkway. In new business: Council will consider a resolution to partner with the Georgia Department of…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
At Tuesday night's meeting The Peachtree Corners City Council also approved a waiver to allow a private gate and roads for new subdivision on Bush Road.
The City Council quickly worked through the agenda items at Tuesday night's meeting approving three and withdrawing one for a later decision. Newell Recycling of Gwinnett's request to add metal recycling and auto salvage operations to their Amwiler Road location was approved. Company representative Bobby Triesch requested that one of the special conditions recommended by the Planning Commission be removed. Triesch objected to the requirement that the zoning conditions include a sunset provision which he said was vague and not relevant. "We don't like this provision," said Triesch who explained that from the company's prospective they did not making a large investment with the idea of the zoning conditions subject to change in two years. "…
Friday, March 15, 2013
At Tuesday night's town hall meeting, proposed plans for the new mixed-use development across from The Forum, the city's comprehensive plan and other topics were discussed.
A small group attended the Peachtree Corners town hall meeting held at the New Age Building at Jones Bridge Park Thursday night. Those who did come learned how the city leaders came to the decision to purchase the property across from The Forum. "It was an act of desperation," said Council member Alex Wright (Post 3), of the city council's decision to purchase the property. "We researched all kinds of ideas," said Weare Gratwick, Council member for Post 6. "We found out the city could afford it if we had to buy it. But someone else came in before we could present a contract and bought it," he said. The buyer, a group of local investors headed by Robert Cheeley, who is a member of the board of directors at Piedmont Bank, was the "white …
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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On the agenda for the Feb. 27 meeting is one action item regarding a property purchase.
There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Peachtree Corners City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m. to be held at City Hall. Only one item is listed under action items on the agenda. It reads: Authorization of the Mayor, City Manager and City Attorney to enter into a contract for the purchase of property to be identified by the Mayor and Council. A copy of the agenda is included with this news, click on the PDF icon to open and print. The agenda is also posted on the city's website.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Peachtree Corners leaders said they would seek to enter into a contract to purchase 20+ undeveloped acres across from The Forum.
There was only one item on the agenda for Monday night's City Council meeting - but it was a big one. The City of Peachtree Corners will pursue the purchase the 20+ undeveloped acres across from The Forum on S.R. 141. Becoming land owners was not the intention when the city was formed said Mayor Mike Mason in his opening remarks. But to avoid having the property developed into 250+ apartments, it ended up to be the city's only option. "We didn't know until October 2012 that Charlie Roberts (the current property owner at the time) had plans to sell it," said Mason. The new owner was Lennar, a Miami, Fla.-based apartment developer. "It was a big surprise to us," he added. Mason said the city looked for other options but time was running out …
Mayor and City Council propose pormation of a Downtown Development Authority to purchase and determine future development of a large land tract in heart of the city.
Tuesday, February 19
February 18, Peachtree Corners – Citing their responsibility to protect the quality of life in Peachtree Corners, Mayor Mike Mason and the City Council have voted unanimously to move forward and purchase a tract of land that has been a point of discussion for many years. The Council had received numerous calls of concern from citizens over a proposed apartment development planned for that site. The property was recently acquired by Lennar Corporation, a national homebuilder and planned to break ground on a 250+ apartment development on the site in the Spring. Since Peachtree Corners is currently at the 50/50 tipping point of single family vs. multi-family housing, the Council felt it was their duty to keep the City’s housing balanced …