Peachtree Corners children lend their hands to Town Green project

Children from Peachtree Elementary in Peachtree Corners born in 2012 put their hand prints in wet cement at a large circular concrete area at the Peachtree Corners Town Center. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

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Children from Peachtree Elementary in Peachtree Corners born in 2012 put their hand prints in wet cement at a large circular concrete area at the Peachtree Corners Town Center. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

A group of 25 students from Peachtree Elementary School in Peachtree Corners gathered recently on the Town Center plaza and placed their handprints in the wet cement along a circular concrete pad that will be dedicated as a Children’s Plaza when the Town Center opens next year. The children, who were all born in 2012, are a nod to the city’s founding date, July 1, 2012.

“Years from now these 25 pairs of handprints will be a reminder of just how far we’ve come since we incorporated as a city just 6 ½ years ago,” said Mayor Mike Mason.

The Town Center, which is expected to open in spring 2019, is a 21-acre mixed-use development on Peachtree Parkway and features entertainment venues, restaurants, shops, townhomes and a 2-acre town green. The town green will include two open-air pavilions, large oval-shaped lawn, performance stage, large screen TVs and café tables. It will also be the site of a veterans’ monument which will honor the men and women who served or are serving our country.

Information: www.peachtreecornersga.gov, select the link marked “Town Center News” on the top right side of the homepage.