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Public Invited to Intersection Improvement Meeting

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Intersection of State Route 141/Peachtee Parkway at East Jones Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road

The city’s Public Works Department invites you to attend a public information meeting to learn potential intersection improvement options for the intersection of State Route 141/Peachtee Parkway at East Jones Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road.

  • When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 
  • Where: Community Chest Room at City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway (The entrance to the Community Chest Room is located on the north side of the building). Look for “Event” signs directing you to the entrance.

A short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to discuss the potential improvement options with staff and engineers.

Feedback on the options and potential improvements will be solicited from the audience, and comment forms will be available to submit at the meetings.

Comments via forms or emails will also be accepted following the meeting.

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Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners Given the 2019 Neighborhood Redevelopment Award

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Kathryn Kieser, EVP, Primerica and Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member, Councilmembers Lorri Christopher, Weare Gratwick and Eric Christ.

2019 Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit Award Winners Named

For the second time in just two years, the City of Peachtree Corners was recognized for its redevelopment efforts, this time winning the Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit (MARS) award for Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.

The MARS Awards, held annually, recognizes outstanding redevelopment projects in the region. Each year the Atlanta region redevelopment event brings together more than 300 developers, commercial real estate brokers, elected officials, business leaders and community development experts. This year’s event was held Oct. 24, 2019. The summit allows attendees an exclusive look at the region’s current redevelopment projects as well as insight into trends and best practices in the industry.

The city’s Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners was selected by a panel of economic developers for its forward-thinking approach in creating a real-world testbed with 5G connectivity and a 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track and intelligent mobility incubator. Set in a 500-acre commercial office park, the test track interacts with people and vehicles going about their daily business.

“It’s exciting to see Peachtree Corners, and more specifically Tech Park, win a redevelopment award, it’s second in just two years,” said Councilmember Alex Wright, who first introduced the idea of developing an autonomous vehicle program. “I believe the creation of Curiosity Lab is a major step forward in the continuation of revitalizing Tech Park, putting it on the tech map not just locally, but nationally and internationally, and more importantly, helping us further realize Paul Duke’s vision of Peachtree Corners – one of the country’s original Live, Work, Play developments centered around a cutting edge Technology Park.”

Partnership Gwinnett, in collaboration with The Council for Quality Growth, presented the winners of the 2019 MARS Awards recognizing redevelopment projects in the region:
• 2019 Neighborhood Redevelopment Award Winner – Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners
• 2019 Redevelopment Award Runner-up – Willbrooke Connector, City of Duluth
• 2019 Community Redevelopment Award Winner – Stockyards
• 2019 Community Redevelopment Award Runner-up – Broadstone at Sugar Hill
• 2019 Regional Redevelopment Award Winner – The Mill at Etowah
• 2019 Regional Redevelopment Award Runner-up – Pittsburgh Yards

“We are honored to be recognized for our revitalization efforts in Technology Park Atlanta,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “It is an important area not only for our city but for the entire region as it is the center of over 7,500 jobs and an important driver of economic development.”

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real-world test environment to advance next-generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Additional information is available at www.curiositylabPTC.com

This post has been updated as of 10/29/19

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E-Scooters, Pedestrian Bridge, Lidl, Mobile World Congress 2019 and More [Podcast]

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Mobile World Congress 2019

Prime Lunchtime with Brian Johnson, City Manager

Summary:

On this very special episode of Prime Lunchtime, Brian Johnson walks us through the Mobile
World Congress where Curiosity Labs is featured among some of the most advanced
technologies and tech-based companies. Rico and Brian also discuss news about Peachtree
Corners including, E-Scooters, the Pedestrian Bridge, the new 55+ Community, and much
more.

Behind speakers, the keynote speakers, the president of Sprint Business spoke. He was
speaking about things and there in the background of one of the pictures was Curiosity Labs…. we’re being talked about in the same breath as some of the big cities out there.”

Brian Johnson

Timestamp for the Audio podcast:

[00:58] Intro
[5:35] Explaining the Convention
[8:13] Walking through the Mobile World Congress 2019 Expo
[16:45] Information on Peachtree Corner News
[21:24] E-Scooters at Curiosity Lab
[35:28] Pedestrian Bridge
[43:16] Old Fiserv Property – turned 55 plus active living, sold to The Providence Group
[49:46] Indigo Boutique Hotel at Town Center
[50:51] Former Earth Fare store lease by Lidl

Timestamp for the Video:

[00:58] Intro
[8:00] Walking through the Mobile World Congress 2019 Expo
[16:45] Information on Peachtree Corner News
[21:30] E-Scooters at Curiosity Lab
[35:40] Pedestrian Bridge
[44:03] Old Fiserv Property – turned 55 plus active living, sold to The Providence Group
[49:36] Indigo Boutique Hotel at Town Center
[50:45] Former Earth Fare store lease by Lidl

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Cherlon Mathias-Day: Her Run for City Council

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Cherlon Mathias-Day

In this episode of Peachtree Corners Life, our host Rico sits down with Cherlon Mathias-Day, who is running for a seat on the City Council. Listen in as they discuss what could be improved in the City of Peachtree Corners, what’s working well and why Cherlon wants to serve this community.

Resources:
https://electcherlon.com/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/electcherlon/
@ElectCherlon

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