Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Peachtree Corners proposed city limits, the latest school, county and state news were among the discussions last night.
Mike Mason, the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) president, led off the two-hour meeting that took place last evening at the Christ the King Lutheran Church. More than 125 local residents came to hear Mason, along with civic leaders, Mary Kay Murphy, Dist.3 Gwinnett County School Board Member, Lynette Howard, Dist. 2 County Commissioner and State Rep. Tom Rice (R-Norcross) who provided updates on current local, county and state issues. Mason addressed the controversail issue of the proposed borders for the new city of Peachtree Corners. He reiterated that it was the Peachtree Corners Overlay District established in 2007 that was the determining factor in drawing the city limits. Legislation was introduced at the beginning…
Monday, March 28, 2011
Community leaders to discuss current topics with Peachtree Corners residents.
Tonight at 7:30 the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) is holding a meeting at the Christ the King Lutheran Church to provide and discuss important information for Peachtree Corners residents. State Rep. Tom Rice (R-Norcross), Dist. 2 County Commissioner Lynette Howard, School Board Representative Mary Kay Murphy and UPCCA Mike Mason will be on hand to provide updates and answer questions. The meeting agenda for tonight: Meeting time and location: Christ the King Lutheran Church 5575 Peachtree Parkway (next to the Wells Fargo Bank) Tonight, March 28 Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Some elected officials said they were surprised by the boundaries drawn in the recent map.
This week, Norcross officials took a look at the proposed boundaries for the City Lite status sought by neighboring community Peachtree Corners—and not all of them liked what they saw. At issue are the two area boarding Norcross to the east and west. “The map is consistent with what we’ve described over the years,” said Mike Mason, President of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association. “If you put the overlay district on top of Paul Duke's Peachtree Corners, you get the new map,” he said. Mason said in a recent phone conversation that the Peachtree Corners Overlay District, approved in 2007, goes all the way to Buford Hwy. But the official map (the second map pictured), approved on March 27, 2007 shows the Overlay District boundaries…
Monday, February 21, 2011
At issue is the future of a 21-acre tract of land currently occupied by the Sturbridge Square Apartments
The recent rezoning application by developers interested in redeveloping the Peachtree Corners property currently occupied by the Sturbridge Square Apartments on Holcomb Bridge Road has created a lot of interest by its residents and the community at large. The 21.3 acre site has caught the eye of Atlanta-based Bright-Meyers 2001 LC which filed plans and a rezoning request with the county for a 182,887 square-foot retail center complex including 880 parking spaces. A meeting proposed by the developer's attorney Lee Tucker, Jr. of Lawrenceville and the developer, which was planned for last Thursday evening, was tabled when it came to light that what the developer was proposing was not in keeping with what the residents of this west Gwinnett…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The meeting scheduled for this Thursday has been canceled.
The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association(UPCCA) announced today that the land use meeting scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 17 has been posponed. At the request of the developer/rezoning applicant the meeting originally set for 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Center meeting room at the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA, the meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Representatives from the UPCCA had met last week with the developer and it was determined "that the original rezoning request as filed with Gwinnett County is not acceptable to the Peachtree Corners community and intends to submit an alternate proposal," according to a statement issued by UPCCA. When an alternative proposal is available for community review, UPCCA will …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A Peachtree Corners apartment caught the eye of a "big box" developer.
Sturbridge Square Apartments, built some 25 years ago, are now long past their glory days. One of the first complexes in the area, the apartment buildings are now run down and in badly need of repair. The 21-acre site has caught the eye of a developer interested in rezoning to allow the construction of 182,887 square feet of retail space including a 151,687 square foot "big box" type of retail building with paved parking for 798 vehicles. A meeting arranged by the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association has been set for Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fowler YMCA's Senior Center meeting room to discuss the rezoning application. Representatives from the developer and anchor tenant will be onhand to discuss the proposed project …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The UPCCA's charter committee turns charter provisions over to legislature. Next stop: the U.S. Justice Department
The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association’s charter committee has finished its work and turned its recommended charter provisions over to the legislature for action, says District 51 State Representative Tom Rice. The next step is the U.S. Justice Department, where the charter provisions that govern elections and representation must pass pre-clearance review. “When that effort is concluded, the charter bill will be drawn and moved through the legislative process and hopefully signed by the governor,” Rice says. If all goes as planned, there will be a referendum in November. If it passes, a vote on representation of Peachtree Corners will take place at the 2012 Presidential Primary. And so the journey to cityhood moves along for …