Since incorporation in 2006, Milton primarily utilized leased commercial space for city offices, with the exception of three current fire stations inherited from Fulton County. In 2016, the city opened its permanent city hall in downtown Milton.
Milton is one of four Georgia cities selected for the 2019 Georgia Tech Smart Cities Challenge, a program that provides funding and support to help improve local livability.
Milton has once again proven to be among the most generous cities in Georgia with residents donating over $88,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through Milton Fire’s Fill the Boot campaign. Milton was second only to Warner-Robins.
The project will create a permanent city presence in the Deerfield/Highway 9 District, officials said. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2020.
Milton finalized its fourth land purchase through the 2016 Greenspace Bond and will take possession of 88 acres near Bethany Road and Providence Road, dubbed “Fields Crossroads.”
The symposium is a partnership of the city, Crabapple Community Association, Milton Business Alliance and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Milton is celebrating the week by giving away 150 packets of wildflower seeds at city hall. The weeklong pollinator party was approved by the United States Congress in 2007. The sponsor was then-Ga. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Crabapple Market’s footprint in the downtown area could soon expand with new construction phases coming down the pipeline and a potential addition to The Green adjacent to Milton City Hall. Work could also begin soon on additional townhomes in the area.
The city of Milton is partnering with local community and business organizations to offer a Small Business Symposium, an afternoon of speakers, workshops and exhibits.
Since the community planning process started last October, responses from nearly 1,200 neighbors indicate a desire for flexible multi-purpose spaces for active indoor programming and community use.