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Town Center Grand Opening Set For Saturday, April 27



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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Memorial Day – City Hall Closed, Waste Collection Delayed One Day



City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. City Hall will resume normal business hours, (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day is a trash and recycling holiday for Waste Management; the collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week (i.e. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s on Wednesday; Wednesday’s on Thursday; Thursday’s on Friday; and Friday’s on Saturday.)

Please have your trash at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.

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Councilmember Sadd Among 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Graduating Class



Phil Sadd

Councilmember Phil Sadd, who represents Post 1, is among the 39 local leaders to graduate from the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019.

Sadd was selected last spring for the prestigious nine-month program that began in August 2018. The class represented diverse industries including education, law, corporate, nonprofit, technology, health care, politics and government. All who graduate are more knowledgeable about the issues and challenges facing Gwinnett County and are more connected to the county’s decision makers and leaders, according to a 2018 Deloitte alumni impact survey.

“I entered into the leadership Gwinnett program already in a leadership position and feeling like I was doing the most I could,” said Sadd. “Leadership Gwinnett was the key to unlocking my additional growth. Because of the connections I’ve made and things I’ve learned, my potential has expanded.”

The Leadership Gwinnett program is designed to educate, equip and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. During the program the class participated in two major retreats, eight monthly study groups and seven learning days.The program included presentations from 150 speakers covering topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, and health & human services.

“We are proud that Phil was selected to be part of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “I know he benefitted immensely by participating and undoubtedly, the city will benefit as well.”

Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is to develop a thriving community sustained by an inclusive network of empowered leaders. Participants greatly understand civic and social issues and leverage their connections for Gwinnett’s greater good. From its founding in 1985, nearly 1,200 have graduated from the program.

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Peachtree Corners Earns 2nd Distinguished Budget Presentation Award



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Gwinnett County’s newest city, Peachtree Corners, has been honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the second straight year. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, a national association focused on government finance policy and management.

The award represents a significant achievement by the city’s Finance Department and its Finance Director. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. It is the 6-year-old city’s second time applying for the award and signifies the city’s commitment to transparency in its budgeting process.

“The city is dedicated to fiscal responsibility at every level and this award proves our commitment,” said Brian Johnson, City Manager. “The award also illustrates the city’s commitment to communications in the budgeting process.”

To receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the city’s budget serves as:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within each of those categories to receive the award.

“This is an important award that validates Peachtree Corners’ commitment to responsible and successful budgeting,” said Brandon Branham, Finance Director. “We strive for excellence in all financial matters and appreciate this national recognition for our ongoing efforts.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit organization serving the needs of more than 19,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.

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