Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
PEACHTREE CORNERS -- At Tuesday's Peachtree Corners city council meeting, Chuck Warbington of the Community Improvement District made a presentation about joining the area known as Gwinnett Village.
Travelers entering and exiting highways along Pleasant Hill Road, Indian Trail or Jimmy Carter Boulevard see signs that declare the area is a part of a Community Improvement District. The districts are designed to provide various improvement projects, security and landscaping to commercial property owners.
For a millage rate placed on the business owners, those areas will be able to see improvement in and around the businesses.
"This is mainly for commercial property owners," Warbington said. "We want to know what's important to the city of Peachtree Corners and how we can work together."
Warbington touted his group's ability to place a median on Indian Trail from the edge of Greater Atlanta Christian School to Beaver Ruin Road.
Among the other projects the group is working on is traffic lanes for Jimmy Carter Boulevard similar to Ashford-Dunwoody Road at I-285.
"We did a study out in Salt Lake City, Utah, and saw that it could work out there, so it was brought here," Warbington said. "The study showed that once completed the traffic congestion will decrease by 50 percent. It's not going to solve all of the problems, but it will help."
Although the Jimmy Carter project won't affect the city of Peachtree Corners, Warbington said various projects are being considered to help traffic congestion within Peachtree Corners.
Other items discussed included:
The city is "still in the carpet business" according to council woman Lori Christopher. Currently the group in charge of decorating and furnishing the new city hall is waiting on carpet samples to come in to match the wall colors and accents in the city hall. Bids for office equipment have been received with more to come in before the deadline on Friday.