Peachtree Corners’ Mayor Mike Mason delivers his state of the city address to crowd of 120 July 21. Courtesy City of Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners’ state of city address highlights growth

Peachtree Corners’ Mayor Mike Mason pointed to continued city growth at his annual state of the city address July 21.

“Since the city was founded, we’ve seen a 64 percent increase in company relocations and a 182 percent increase in the number of jobs that those relocations have brought to Peachtree Corners,” said Mayor Mason.

“The city has also seen those corporate relocations bring in an investment jump of 1,432 percent in the last five years, including the $15 million invested by Crawford & Company, the most recent announced relocation, coming to Peachtree Corners from the Perimeter area.”

Mayor Mason went on to tout the 21-acre mixed-use development that will serve as Peachtree Corners’ new town center, “We’re also proud to announce that the original $11.5 million loan to purchase the land has been paid in full and the monies needed for construction has been placed in escrow.”

Mason also highlighted the ongoing development of an 11.5 mile multi-use trail system that will crisscross through office parks, restaurants, retail centers and the new town center and surrounding neighborhoods, plans to reimagine Technology Park into an innovation hub encompassing Prototype Prime, the city’s startup incubator, as well as Echo Lakeside, a new apartment development designed to offer convenient housing within Tech Park, and the development of an Arts and Culture Master Plan.

Transportation and ongoing pedestrian safety improvements continue including new sidewalks and streetlights, a new merge lane to S.R. 141 at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, plans to widen Peachtree Industrial Boulevard from three to four lanes from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Winters Chapel Road, a roundabout at Peachtree Corners Circle and Medlock Bridge Road, and new pedestrian crossings at Peachtree Corners Circle at Eastman Drive and Winters Chapel Road and East Jones Bridge Road.

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