Latest updates from the campaign:
French American Chamber of Commerce Opens in Peachtree Corners
The French-American Chamber of Commerce’s (FACC) opened its new offices in the Curiosity Lab Innovation Center.
American Rescue Plan Grants
The City of Peachtree Corners has for programs to aid local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
With concern for the safety of our community, Gwinnett County police wish to remind everyone that street racing is illegal.
New Recycling Center – Great News!!
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More New Sidewalks Coming
Peachtree Corners plans to build new sidewalks throughout the city, totaling 1.2 miles of sidewalk.
City Elections Set for Nov. 2
The election will take place pace at Peachtree Corners City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners. This is the polling place for all municipal elections regardless of polling pace for other elections (County, state, federal)
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I want to thank everyone who turned out to vote. It was very close, 750 - 735. I am looking forward to serving for another four years. Joe Sawyer ran a good campaign. I sincerely hope he will continue to be involved in our community.
New Film Studio Opens in Peachtree Corners
CineStage Atlanta, located off Jimmy Carter Boulevard just east of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, recently opened its doors. A full-service production studio, owned by Laura Huber, Matt Green, Roman Weaver and Matthew McGahren, the film studio was designed with independent filmmakers in mind.
From Judy Putnam:
Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach and candidate Joe Sawyer are headed to a runoff in the race for the Post 4 council seat. Aulbach finished with 894 votes; Sawyer finished with 780 votes. Luke Crawford, who also ran for the Post 4 seat, finished in third with 369 votes.
Though Aulbach finished with the most votes, she did not receive more than half of all votes cast, setting up a runoff election with Sawyer on December 5.
City Councilmembers Eric Christ (Post 2) and Weare Gratwick (Post 6), ran unopposed, both will serve four more years in their respective posts.
The unofficial vote figures are according to Elections Superintendent Kym Chereck.
Compare and Contrast Post 4 Candidates
I thought I would share
some links so you can compare the candidates for the Post 4 council seat.
Peachtree Corners Elections Information
Peachtree Corners Ballot Committee *
UPCCA Candidate Forum - Video
If you were unable to attend the candidate forum, you can watch it in full here. Thanks again to UPCCA for hosting this and making the video available so all can watch and compare the candidates.
City Launches Name-the-Trail Contest
The city has begun work on a city wide trail system. While this will take many years to complete, work has begun on the first section running through Technology Park. We are looking for a great name for our trails. This is an opportunity to have input into the naming process.
UPCCA Land Use Meeting - November 6 - Peachtree Corners Baptist Church
A note from Alex Wright about this rezoning application:
The UPCCA just announced a Land Use Meeting on 6 November at
Below is a map of the impacted area. The boundaries are approximate. The red area is the proposed development. Please read the more detailed info from UPCCA further down in the email but the jist of the proposed development is 169 apartments and a hotel in the red area.
A little history
The developer for this proposal is Charlie Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the individual that sued (and won) Gwinnett County back around 2000 to have the land where the Town Center is going, zoned for apartments. He sat on that land until 2012 when he sold it to Lennar who was going to build apartments until the City bought it from Lennar in 2013 to prevent those apartments from being built. This led to the creation of the Town Center. Mr. Roberts is now proposing to build apartments on land next to the Town Center.
I would strongly encourage you to attend this meeting on 6 November and to share this information with your neighbors.
City Council - Post 3
Peachtree Corners approves economic development master plan
The Peachtree Corners City Council recently approved the 2017-2022 Economic Development Plan. The council, city staff, and Downtown Development Authority worked in conjunction with citizen input to develop the plan. Economic Development Specialist Jennifer Howard compiled the results from 259 surveys from businesses (about 11 percent) and interviewed 10 of the city’s top employers to help shape the plan.
You can read more about Peachtree Corners Economic Development here https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/businesses/economic-development.
City Wins 'Green Government' Award
I was very excited to attend the Annual Environmental Address and Luncheon hosted by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. Especially when we were honored with this award. The city’s Green Committee was founded on my initiative with assistance from the Mayor, my fellow council members and our great staff. This committee was instrumental in achieving our Green Communities Certification. The city has implemented other initiatives as well, leading to the Green Government award.
Additional 2017 Sidewalk Projects (from the City Newsletter)
Good news, additional sidewalks are planned for Peachtree Corners in 2017. Following are four projects that will add nearly 2,600 feet by the end of the year.
1. Peachtree Corners Circle – approximately 2,000 feet of sidewalk will run from Peachtree Parkway (near Noble Fin restaurant) to the intersection of Medlock Bridge Road.
2. Corners Parkway – approximately 1,300 feet of sidewalk will be installed from Crooked Creek to Kiveton; additionally 1,300 feet of sidewalk will be installed from Woodhill Drive to Holcomb Bridge Road.
3. Technology Parkway South – Nearly 2,400 feet of sidewalk is scheduled to be installed from the corner of Technology Parkway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
4. Frank Neely Road – A new sidewalk will be installed between Dove Field Court and Spalding Drive.
More 141/Peachtree Industrial Blvd News
Many of you have seen the improvement in southbound traffic at Holcomb Bridge from the addition of a merge ramp onto 141/PIB. You have also observed progress being made by the state at the I-285 eastbound ramp at 141/PIB. Work there is expected to be completed in February 2018. The city is in negotiations with other highway authorities to widen 141/PIB to four lanes in both directions between I-285 and Jimmy Carter Blvd. Once complete, this should greatly relieve congestion in that corridor. There is no date yet for this project but I will keep you posted as we get more information.
City Receives Redevelopment Award for Echo Lakeside
This was a big step forward in creating an Innovation Hub in Technology Park. The need for Millennial/Workforce Housing in Technology Park was brought to our attention first by Tech Park businesses who need young tech workers. The need was also highlighted in our Livable City Initiative study. This project will open up the lakes in Tech Park to our community. Land was also contributed to our planned trail system.
City Wins National Award for 'Best Website'
The City of Peachtree Corners has received the 2017 Pinnacle Awards Competition for best website by the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). The organization selects winners by category based on population. The City of Peachtree Corners took top honors for the 40,001-95,000 population category.
Company moves from ITP to Gwinnett, brings 350 jobs along with it
Partnership Gwinnett and CGS — “a global provider of business applications , enterprise learning and outsourcng services” — announced Monday that the latter had moved to the city of Peachtree Corners. CGS’ Atlanta-area location was previously in the Perimeter Center area.
New business accelerator to open in Peachtree Corners
Atlanta Tech Park, a business accelerator, will open Oct, 2 and offer programs for "enterprises that have passed the incubator startup stage." The new 43,000-square-foot co-working space, located at 107 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners, offers coaching, mentoring, advising and software application development.
Dated Tech Park will transform into tech hub
Work is underway to transform a famous but aging office park in Peachtree Corners into a center for business innovation.
Technology Park Atlanta (nicknamed “Tech Park”) was established in 1968 as the office component of Peachtree Corners, the mixed-use planned community in Gwinnett County created by Atlanta real estate icon Paul Duke.
Peachtree Corners will pick up debris from Irma for free
Peachtree Corners will offer free debris pickup for residents on Monday, Sept. 18, after Tropical Storm Irma downed trees and branches all over metro Atlanta.
Peachtree Corners - Business Friendly
Peachtree Corners draws more business, renovating buildings follow
Peachtree Corners breaks ground on bustling Town Center
Great news about our Town Center.
Peachtree Corners - New start-up offers educational opportunities
Prototype Prime, the city's high tech business incubator offers more than co-working space!
Gwinnett Daily Post Article
And another election result article in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Patch Election Results
Here is an article on the election results from the Patch. We had just gotten the final results!
We Did It!!
Thanks to everyone who supported and helped me through this journey. We made it to the finish line and we won! What a journey! And it isonly beginning.
Opposition to HB 956
An open letter from Alex Wright and me opposing House Bill 956 authorizing additional Berkeley Lake annexations
Reflections on my first campaign - a new blog post on the Patch
The election results are in. I am in runoff. I will need your help in the coming weeks and your vote on April 3rd.
Blog on Code Compliance
Latest blog, this time discussing Code Compliance
City Council Candidate Forum
Here is an article in the Gwinnett Daily Post on the recent City COuncil Candidate Forums.
What is the Process for Requests to Change Existing Zoning
I blogged about Planning and Zoning, the process involved whan a change is requested to existing zoning.
Blog on taxes and Franchise Fees
Here is a blog that talks about property taxes and franchise fees and how they will impact you.
A blog on my campaign.
Blog on the Patch on the recent UPCCA Candidate Forums
Here is an interview with the AJC.
Response to Peachtree Corners Life
Jeanne recently responded to the Peachtree Corners Life Questionnaire.
Response to Peachtree Corners Ballot Committee
Jeanne responded to the questionnaire from the Peachtree Corners Ballot Committee.
Response to the Patch
Jeanne recently responded to a the Peachtree Corners Patch candidate questionnaire .