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Peachtree Corners Mayor to Deliver State-of-City Address July 22

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Mayor Mike Mason expected to unveil future plans, highlight successes

Mayor Mike Mason will deliver his annual state-of-the-city address on Monday, July 22. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners. A reception with cash bar is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. followed by the mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

Mayor Mason is expected to reveal the plans and vision for the city’s future and point to a number of successes the city has accomplished in the past year. On the list will be the great strides made in the revitalization of Tech Park, the increase in home values and the many infrastructure improvements including a new roundabout, road repaving, the installation of new sidewalks and continued work on the multi-use trails that will eventually wind through the city.

Certainly, on the top of the list of accomplishments, Mayor Mason will point to the great success of the 21-acre Town Center, and the considerable economic impact on the $80 million investment. Since opening in late April, the Town Center has been attracting thousands of residents and guests to the outdoor concerts and numerous family-friendly events that take place on the 2-acre Town Green. The city undertook this large-scale project without adding any additional debt to taxpayers while maintaining a zero-millage rate.

He will, undoubtedly point to one of the city’s most exciting projects – the plans for Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, 1.5-mile intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory which is currently being constructed along Technology Parkway. The 5G enabled autonomous vehicle test track and smart city living lab will be available for both startups and established companies. The lab is expected to draw both new and established technology-savvy businesses to Tech Park.

Mayor Mason will unveil a number of the city’s future projects including the Town Center’s pedestrian bridge, botanical garden and performing arts center. Construction on the bridge, which will connect The Forum to the Town Center, is expected to begin this summer.

All are invited to attend the mayor’s seventh state-of-the-city address to hear more of the vision for the future of Peachtree Corners.

Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason will deliver his annual state-of-the-city address on Monday, July 22. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway, in Peachtree Corners. A reception with cash bar is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. followed by the mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

The mayor is expected to unveil details on a number of the city’s future projects including the Town Center’s pedestrian bridge, botanical garden and performing arts center. Construction on the bridge, which will connect The Forum with the Town Center, is expected to begin this summer.

This will be Mayor Mason’s seventh state-of-the-city address. The public is invited to attend.

The city hopes you will be able to attend this event. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any photos for publication.

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Early Voting for City Elections Start October 14

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In-person voting begins Oct. 14 and closes Nov. 1, the Friday before Election Day. Voting will be available weekdays during City Hall regular business hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Proper identification must be supplied to cast a vote. No absentee/early voting is permitted by law the Monday before Election Day. For details see the Voter Information page.


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Prime Lunchtime with Brian Johnson – Olli, Autonomous Vehicles, 5G and Smart City

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Prime Lunchtime with Brian Johnson

On my recent podcast, “Prime Lunchtime with Brian Johnson,” City Manager for the City of Peachtree Corners, we discussed Olli (a 3D printed, self-driving shuttle developed by Local Motors, that made its debut at Technology Park Atlanta), 5G technology, facial and plate recognition systems, and what it means to have privacy in a smart city.

Related links: https://curiositylabptc.com/
https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/businesses/prototype-prime-startup-incubator/autonomous-vehicle-project
https://www.prototypeprime.com/
https://localmotors.com/meet-olli/

More podcasts and city information can be found at http://livinginpeachtreecorners.com

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City’s Driverless Shuttle Begins Service on Tuesday, Oct 1

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At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the city is hosting a Ride Olli event for the public. The public is invited to come to City Hall to ride the autonomous vehicle and learn about the new Olli driverless shuttles that will be running along the city’s 1.5-mile intelligent mobility test track.

Olli is a 10-seat autonomous vehicle designed and built by Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The Curiosity Lab track runs the entire length of Technology Parkway, the main road that runs through Technology Park Atlanta.

The event takes place in front of City Hall and includes welcome remarks from Mayor Mike Mason, Councilmember Alex Wright, as well as comments from a Local Motors representative who will provide an overview of Olli and how it operates. The shuttle rides will begin after the opening remarks.

A little background on the test track: This the first test track in the entire country that offers real-world conditions. There are many tracks throughout the U.S. that offer testing opportunities for AV technology, but all are in a controlled environment.

Curiosity Lab is set along a city-owned street, Technology Parkway, which so offers the opportunity to interact with people and vehicles going about their daily businesses. The track offers fully operational 5G, 1G of dedicated fiber, DSRC units, video surveillance, smart poles, and a 25,000 square foot technology incubator.

The incubator space is located at 147 Technology Parkway and offers a network operations center for the track. The goal of the technology incubator is to help IoT Mobility and Smart City early startup companies to grow and scale.

Representatives from Local Motors will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information. The event is expected to last 45 minutes to 1 hour.

After the launch on Tuesday, two driverless shuttles will operate Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. along the city’s test track. The shuttle rides are free and open to the public.

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