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Peachtree Corners receives $50K GDOT grant for beautification

NORCROSS -- Peachtree Corners' cityhood issue will have to wait a year, but beautification of the western corner of Gwinnett will begin soon.

United Peachtree Corners Civic Association President Mike Mason said a feasibility study from the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute didn't come in time to meet the legislature's Crossover Day requirements. But local legislators remain positive about the outcome, he said, and will be pursuing it in the next legislative session.

The civic association is also planning a town hall meeting for later this year.

In the meantime, the community received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping trees and plants to enhance a prominent entry to the community.

The grant will be used to beautify Peachtree Parkway, where volunteers often work to clean up litter.

"A primary goal of the GATEway Grant program is to fund enduring enhancement of the roadsides for the traveling public, and the community's solid plans for continued, quality maintenance of their beautification project was key in being chosen to receive the GATEway grant funds," said DOT Commissioner Vance Smith.