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Town Center Grand Opening Set For Saturday, April 27

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Town Center at Peachtree Corners

It’s been a long time coming – but the day to celebrate the completion of the city’s Town Center is upon us. On Saturday, April 27, the afternoon will be filled with fun activities, music, food and more as we revel in the culmination of years of planning, designing and constructing of our Town Center.

The Grand Opening of the all-new Town Green at Town Center on Saturday, April 27th from 4 pm – 9 pm.  Admission is FREE to enjoy the grand opening parade, DJ, strolling performers and a variety of food vendors. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green. 

The festivities will get underway with a parade at 4 p.m. Starting at Peachtree Corners Circle and Medlock Bridge Road, the parade will march along Medlock Bridge and Town Center Boulevard.  The community is invited to watch the parade along the parade route and then join in at the end as the parade leads everyone into the new Town Center. 

The City Council will be on stage at the Town Green to welcome everyone at the conclusion of the parade. After that, there will be a DJ playing music and strolling entertainment throughout the afternoon.  At 8 p.m. the Atlanta Rhythm Section will perform on stage.  Following the concert will be a drone show that will light up the night sky.

“The Council and I are delighted to finally announce the opening of our Town Center,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “This is an exciting day for the city. Our new Town Center will be a place to make memories. We invite the Peachtree Corners community to come and celebrate with us.”

On-site parking is limited, but there is plenty of parking at off-site locations along Peachtree Corners Circle and shuttles will be running continuously. Look for signs to parking lots posted along Peachtree Parkway. Carpooling is encouraged. For this event, no pets or coolers please. (Both will be welcomed at other events.)  Refreshments will be available for purchase, but no tickets are required for the Grand Opening event or the Atlanta Rhythm Section concert.

Town Center Timeline

Turning a 21-acre tract of land into a place that would become the central gathering place for community was no small feat. The city was barely six months old when it took a giant step in purchasing the land that was destined for 267 garden-style apartments and creating instead a special place for all our citizens to enjoy.

The concept for a Town Center was developed from a Livable Center Initiative (LCI) study in which citizens were polled – the overwhelming majority wanted to see a city center on the undeveloped property. The property then was rezoned to accommodate a mixed-use development, a design concept was approved, a contractor selected, Fuqua, then finally a groundbreaking in June 2017.

The new development is filled with shops, restaurants, entertainment venues – and at the center is a 2+ acre Town Green. The large oval-shaped lawn is surrounded by two open air pavilions, performance stage, large screen TVs, café tables – and a veterans’ monument to honor our men and women who served or are serving our country. Additionally, construction on 72 townhomes will begin soon.

The all-new Town Green is located off Peachtree Parkway directly across from the Forum in the Town Center shopping center at 5140 Town Center Blvd.

Where to Park

Park and Walk: Park on Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Court, 3715 Davinci Court or 2745 DaVinci Court. Look for signs posted directing you to parking. Use the walking path from Peachtree Corners Circle to reach the Town Green.

Park and Ride: A FREE shuttle is available for guests who use the parking lots off Triangle Parkway and Metric Place (5430 Metric Place, 4725 Peachtree Corners Circle, 5390 Triangle Parkway). The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the corner of Triangle Parkway and Metric Place, in front of 5400 Triangle Parkway. Free shuttles to and from the Town Green will run from 4 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Ride Share:  Attendees are encourage the use of the Ride Share for the event. Ride share drop off and pickup location is The Piedmont Bank, 5100 Peachtree Parkway.

Click HERE for a map of the parking locations and ride share location.

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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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Gwinnett Hosting Four Poll Official Hiring Events in July

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Citizens interested in the electoral process and who want to give back to the community are invited to attend one of Gwinnett County’s four upcoming poll official hiring events in July.

The Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections Division is looking for citizens of all backgrounds, but especially needs bilingual poll workers, particularly Spanish speakers. Gwinnett County elections personnel staff 156 polling locations on Election Day plus eight advance voting locations. To comply with federal law, bilingual polling officials must be available to assist voters at each polling location during elections.

Poll officials can gain valuable work experience and earn $75 to $300 per day.

The hiring events are set for:

  • Thursday, July 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Five Forks Branch Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville
  • Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Collins Hill Branch Library, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville
  • Thursday, July 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
  • Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

The events are scheduled in the evenings and on a Saturday so that people who work during regular weekdays can attend.

Among the requirements, applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen and be able to read, write and speak English. They also must be a Gwinnett County resident or a Gwinnett County government employee and they must have access to a computer for required online training.

Interested citizens are encouraged to apply online prior to the event at www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com.

Gwinnett County Human Resources staff will be onsite to accept applications in person. Computers will be available at the events for applicants to use. To fulfill federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements, please bring documents to verify your identity and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

To view the list of accepted documents, visit www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.

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You Are Invited to Mayor’s Annual State-of-City Address

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Mark your calendars and plan on attending Mayor Mason’s annual State-of-the-City address on Monday, July 22, 2019, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. A reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

Its been a short seven years since the city was incorporated as Gwinnett County’s 16th city, yet there is little doubt that this young city has been on the move since it was officially founded July 1, 2012.

Mayor Mason is expected to highlight the city’s progress — and offer a look ahead to the future of the county’s largest city.

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