Norcross mayor outlines accomplishments during state of city address

Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson’s State of the City address spoke of a renaissance and rebirth as the city moves into the future. Among the initiatives, Norcross is developing plans for a new police station on Buford Highway as well as median improvements between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Beaver Ruin Road along this same busy thoroughfare.

Johnson also noted in his Feb. 8 speech the future opening of Beauty Baldwin Elementary School this fall and a new STEM Academy at Norcross High School planned for 2018.

Residents can also expect work at Pinnacle Park and the multi-use trail along Beaver Ruin Road to continue. The city is also developing a Cemetery guide to add to the city’s historic walking tour.

Ongoing development of Eagle Rock Studios and Jacoby’s Atlanta Media Campus is anticipated to bring new jobs in the film, office, retail and hospitality industries.

For accomplishments, Johnson noted the creation of 1,003 new jobs, 335 new business licenses, Gwinnett Village improvements, numerous cultural events and the opening of several new schools in 2015.