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County responds to concerns over proposed transit hub

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Route maps and potential facilities in the proposed Connect Gwinnett Transit Plan should be viewed as concepts rather than final designs, a county official said Friday in a letter addressing residents’ concerns over a proposed transit hub in Peachtree Corners.

4.1.5.5 Peachtree Corners Transit Center (New)
A new transit hub is proposed to be in Peachtree Corners near the intersection of Peachtree Corners Circle and W Jones Bridge Road, with a specific location to be determined. The facility would include space for multiple bus bays, enhance waiting areas to enable transfers between multiple routes, and may also include additional stop amenities and customer service facilities.

Quote in question from the Connect Gwinnett Recommendation Report

“The designation on the map for a transit hub is intended to reflect a very general area. … As of now, no work has been done to determine the feasibility of any sites,” Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte J. Nash said in the letter to Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason.

“In essence, the planning process has identified the need for a transit hub in the Peachtree Corners area and that has been depicted on the map,” Nash said.

Early voting is underway in the March 19 referendum on the plan, which includes a transit hub near the intersection of Peachtree Corners Circle and W. Jones Bridge Road, with a specific location to be determined.

The hub would include multiple bus bays and waiting areas and could also have “additional stop amenities” and customer service facilities, according to the transit plan’s July 2018 Recommendations Report.

Residents became alarmed after a Feb. 25 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article mentioned the transit hub as one of the recommendations in the 167-page plan, which is available online.

Each route and facility in the plan will go through a “detailed vetting and evaluation process that likely will result in revisions as information is uncovered,” Nash said in her letter.

 She goes on to say that transit hubs tend to be located in “more commercial/industrialized areas,” and said she agrees that the proposed location for a Peachtree Corners transit hub is not appropriate.

“It makes more sense for all sorts of reasons to place this facility as close to one of the major corridors as possible, and I anticipate that the search for a suitable site will focus in these corridors,” Nash said.

Her letter also assures Mason that there will be “robust coordination” between the county and city on this matter.

Learn more

• See Nash’s letter here:

peachtreecornersga.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1821/160?backlist=%2F.

• See the full Connect Gwinnett Transit Plan here: 

gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/transportation/pdf/Connect_Gwinnett_Recommendations_Report_102518.pdf.

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Free Photo Class: Mastering Manual Mode Workshop

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Photo by Markus Spiske temporausch.com from Pexels

Part of a series of workshops offered by the city

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Community Chest
310 Technology Parkway (City Hall)
Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

This class is going to be 90% workshop, hands-on with several set ups for you to practice with your camera or ours. 

Special Guest Instructor, Ludwig Keck will join the Tytan team and take us through the step-by-step process of mastering manual mode in real world practice. 

We will bring models and props for you to work with and we welcome you to participate both behind and in front of the camera.This is going to be another super fun interactive session. Learn from our special guest, a 70+ year veteran and true Master who is absolutely passionate about photography.

The class is open and free to Peachtree Corners residents or anyone who is employed in the city. 

Details

  • Level: All levels, novice to expert
  • Ages: All ages
  • Class size: Limited to 40
  • Reservations required:  Please send an email to Jim Stone at jstone@tytancreates.com to reserve your seat.
  • Camera – Laptop Requirements:  Not required but welcome

Who should come:  Anyone interested in learning to produce incredible finished images for art, business or personal satisfaction.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the class starts to ensure a good seat — and to avoid interrupting the class once it starts.

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Christ the King Lutheran Church Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza & Annual BBQ Cookoff

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Easter at Christ the King 2019

Christ the King Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza and BBQ Cook-off on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine!

This free family event will have age-divided egg hunts for toddler through 5th grade.  A petting zoo, train rides, face painting, crafts, Easter Bunny pictures, a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for 4th and 5th graders, and much more will be available.  In addition, the Annual BBQ Cook-off will offer free barbeque samplings with voting for your favorites.  This event will have something fun for all ages! 

Whether you are simply curious or seriously seeking a church to call home, you are always welcome at Christ the King Lutheran Church where we are led by God’s Spirit, and we encourage one another to grow in a life-shaping relationship with Jesus. Christ the King is located at 5575 Peachtree Parkway at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Spalding Drive; one mile south of The Forum. For more information about Christ the King, please visit www.ctklutheran.org or call 770-449-1211.

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Recap of the Transit Hub Meeting with Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Charlotte J. Nash

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Packed house for the MARTA Transit Hub. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash speaking Thursday, March 14, at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. The meeting was to clarify confusion over the county’s plan for a proposed transit hub at the intersection of Peachtree Corners Circle and West Jones Bridge Road.

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