Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason addressed attendees at the Gwinnett Advisory meeting last Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Mayor Mason presented the results of the Central Business District Study conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The ARC through a $120,000 grant conducted a Livable Center Initiative (LCI) study of Peachtree Corners central business district. The study provided an in-depth analysis for recognizing the existing attributes as well as future potential of the area spanning 1500 acres located between Medlock Bridge Road and Holcomb Bridge Road. Lord Aeck Sargent, were the consultants hired to conduct the study which focused on five key strategies:
- Addressing traffic issues
- Refresh/Redevelop aging strip malls
- Amentize & Connect – integration of paths conducive for pedestrians and bikes
- Facilitating housing choices
- Creating remarkable spaces
Attracting young professionals and accommodating current residents to the city will provide long term stabilization to the Technology Park area. There is an ability to provide a variety of housing options – condominiums, townhouses, lofts and detached homes – all with the accessibility within the town center. The City is also working on gateway signs that will further help create the city’s identity. The implementation of this work, along with other efforts, will reshape and reposition the city. It will help Peachtree Corners reinvent itself as the best ‘live, work, play’ option for the next generation.
Click HERE to view PowerPoint of Central Business District Study