Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The city now owns the 20.6 acres of undeveloped land on Peachtree Parkway.
Editor's note: Bill Johnson is the Public Information Officer for the City of Peachtree Corners. Peachtree Corners city officials took an important step toward fulfilling their promise to protect the quality of life and safeguard property values in the city Monday by closing on the purchase of a 20.6 acre tract of land across from The Forum on Peachtree Parkway. City officials voted unanimously earlier this year to purchase what has become known as the Robert Property. A developer had planned to build a 250-acre apartment complex on the site that was out of character with the surrounding area. "Today's purchase represents a win-win situation for the city," Mason said. "The city has stopped the development of an apartment complex that …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Mike Mason responds to the proposal to build apartments on the last undeveloped land in Peachtree Corners.
Sunday, January 20
By Mike Mason, Mayor of Peachtree Corners An article recently appeared in the Patch that included some misinformation about the property located across from the Forum. This article has, unfortunately, perpetuated discussion based on that erroneous information. First, let me assure you that we all share a desire to see quality development across from the Forum and we also share a complete lack of interest in seeing another apartment complex developed there. While we have made, and continue to make, concerted efforts to prevent that from happening, we’re dealing with some significant constraints that were handed down to us. Let me give you the facts: For example, the original property was one large parcel zoned for approximately 297 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A large apartment complex is slated to be built on the undeveloped acreage on Peachtree Parkway across from the popular Peachtree Corners open-air shopping center.
It's long been the dream of many in Peachtree Corners that the 20+ acres across from The Forum would be developed into a multi-use area that all could enjoy. That dream is about to end. Charlie Roberts, the owner of the coveted land, and the last undeveloped acreage in the city, has announced he will soon sell the property to Lennar, a Miami, Florida-based company to be developed into a high-end multi-family complex of some 250 or so apartments. Despite a decade-old fight to keep apartments from being built by community activists including the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA), a large apartment complex is planned for the property. Construction could start as early as May, 2013. "It's not the best use of the land," agreed …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Peachtree Corners began its first day as the county's 16th city with a parade and a proclamation from Georgia's governor.
Sunday, July 1, 2012, was an historic day for the community that Paul Duke envisioned some 40 years ago. The southwest corner of the county once referred to as a part of unincorporated Norcross, has stepped out of the shadows of its neighbor to the east and now has an identity all its own -- the City of Peachtree Corners. And on Sunday, a Founders Day Parade filled with floats, marching drum lines, and flag-waving politicians riding in convertible cars added to the celebration. It was a day many in the community had long awaited. "This is an historic event," said the city's mayor, Mike Mason, addressing the crowd of the citizens of Peachtree Corners after the parade. "But it is a joining as much as it is a single event. Now we get to make …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The businesses could have become part of the new City of Peachtree Corners.
At last night’s Planning and Zoning meeting, The Bank of North Georgia, Georgia Pacific Corrugated, LLC and Norcross Presbyterian Church all petitioned to be a part of the City of Norcross—and P&Z recommended that their requests be approved. If the Council moves forward with the requests at a special called meeting on Oct. 17, these parcels will officially be inside the city by Nov. 1, says Chris McCrary, Community Development Director for the city. These three properties appear to be within the proposed boundaries of the new City of Peachtree Corners. Residents of that area will vote on cityhood at the Nov. 8. special election. The map of the new city of Peachtree Corners has raised some eyebrows within Norcross, with some city …