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Old 01-28-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Interesting article in the AJC about a potential city of Peachtree Corners. I think that they looked at this a couple of years ago, but the residents were not interested.
Peachtree Corners pursues incorporation *| ajc.com
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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this is really exciting. my family moved to peachtree corners in 1990, specifically the neely farm neighborhood. the whole area is very affluent, but it has a norcross mailing address, so people mistakenly think its in norcross, with all the negative associations this entails. having its own identity would probably raise property values and would allow them to limit apartment developments. not to mention the biggest plus, which would be breaking its associations with norcross.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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this is really exciting. my family moved to peachtree corners in 1990, specifically the neely farm neighborhood. the whole area is very affluent, but it has a norcross mailing address, so people mistakenly think its in norcross, with all the negative associations this entails. having its own identity would probably raise property values and would allow them to limit apartment developments. not to mention the biggest plus, which would be breaking its associations with norcross.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Dang, just read the article and copied and pasted the link to beat Aries to the punch and saw that Ohionative beat us both

I am for it too, would like to see Tucker follow suit as well.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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Dang, just read the article and copied and pasted the link to beat Aries to the punch and saw that Ohionative beat us both

I am for it too, would like to see Tucker follow suit as well.

Hahaha...

I thought about posting it, but was too tired last night--later, I saw that OhioNative had already done the job...!


I definitely think Tucker should incorporate--and I think their city limits should include the Smokerise Community.

Or do y'all think Smokerise should incorporate separately? The Smokerise area just got permission from the U.S. Postal service to use "Smokerise" as an option when writing addresses (in addition to their official address of "Stone Mountain"). However, I don't think Smokerise has enough commericial,etc. to be viable as a separate incorporated community--and they really are more a part of Tucker even though the Smokerise address had traditionally been Stone Mountain (The Smokerise community attends the Tucker cluster schools).


I've always thought of Peachtree Corners as the "Vinings of Gwinnett County"...



Just some of my thoughts...I'm looking forward to more of y'all's thoughts/opinions as well...
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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I grew up around there, I remember when Nelly Farm was Frank Neely's family farm and there were deer roaming around, the bowling alley was woods and horse farms and there were folks selling fresh veggies on the corners. Its turned into a traffic, sprawly, characterless nightmare now, maybe with incorperation they can get some smarth growth policy done and create a nice downtowny type situation near Spalding and HB or something (something worth preserving in a 100 years, I dont see the old Cub Foods plaza being on the historic preservation list anytime soon!)...utilize the river into the design somehow and get rid of all the disposable architecture around there. There is huge potental there, but right now it seems no different than any other sprawl in any other city.

really sad to see what happend to that area over the last 30+ years...

The name "Norcross" might have a bad rep...but downtown Norcross has character and beauty that Peachtree Corners can't touch!!

I like this note in the article...
"The objective here is to keep the costs minimal," Rice said, "but to gain the capability to control the destiny of Peachtree Corners from the standpoint of planning and zoning."...very important for that area!

Last edited by carrot; 01-29-2010 at 06:55 AM.. Reason: oops...p'tree corners.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Aries, I figured you would be interested in the article!

[I thought about posting it, but was too tired last night--later, I saw that OhioNative had already done the job...!

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Aries, I figured you would be interested in the article!

[I thought about posting it, but was too tired last night--later, I saw that OhioNative had already done the job...!
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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The name "Norcross" might have a bad rep...but downtown Norcross has character and beauty that Spalding [Peachtree?} Corners can't touch!!

I'm glad you mentioned this. It's unfortunate that people think so bad of Norcross--that quaint downtown is oh-so-nice.

How about Peachtree Corners possibly being annexed by Norcross...and no longer being under unincorporated Gwinnett County jurisdiction?

And then they could still have the option of using Peachtree Corners or Norcross with their address...a la Chestnut Hill and Boston, Jamaica Plain and Boston, etc.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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oops...p'tree corners...
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