Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will recognize the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association for its environmental efforts in improving the community in an awards ceremony on Friday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Judy Putnam
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
For anyone who regularly travels along Georgia 141 near the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road, you've undoubtedly noticed the new landscaping along the east and west sides of the road. Through the efforts of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA), the organization received a $50,000 grant which used the funds to enhance the area with new landscaping that has been added along the roadway and shopping center from corner to corner of this busy intersection. Come spring the new hollies, crape myrtles, day lillies, and maple and oak trees, along with other flowering plants, will add color to what many consider the gateway to the new city of Peachtree Corners. For its community efforts, the UPCCA is the recipient of Gwinnett …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
An active campaign conducted by the City of Norcross has caused concern for businesses in greater Peachtree Corners.
An active annexation campaign conducted by the City of Norcross has caused a stir among businesses in greater Peachtree Corners. The Norcross outreach effort includes an “Invitation to Annex” packet targeting commercial properties within the boundaries of the future proposed City of Peachtree Corners. Recipients are given a letter detailing the benefits of locating inside Norcross city limits and the forms necessary to seek annexation. The documents also state that, “Annexation fees are waived through September 15, 2011.” United Peachtree Corners Civic Association President Mike Mason said an Open Records Act request yielded the mailing list Norcross used for its annexation push. Mason said the city has surprisingly expanded its targeting …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Developer's plans for Sturbridge Square Apts. in Peachtree Corners voted down.
Planning authorities this week voted against swapping multi-family housing for retail development in Peachtree Corners. Tuesday night, County Planning Commissioners voted 8-0 to recommend that County Commissioners deny an application from Bright-Meyers 2001 LLC for rezoning 21.21 acres from residential to commercial at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Proposed plans called for replacing the existing Sturbridge Square Apartments with 182,887 square-feet of retail – most likely a Wal-Mart shopping center – and 880 parking spaces. The Planning Commission’s vote followed the recommendation of denial from county staff. “When we analyzed this, staff noted that the future development map recommends that this …