Peachtree Corners Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tempore Weare Gratwick was selected earlier this year as one of 56 leaders from around metro Atlanta to take part in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2019 Regional Leadership Institute development program to be held in Savannah Sept. 22 – 27.
The project has been in the works for more than a year, and it’s already attracted partnerships with companies including Sprint, Delta and Georgia Power.
Creating Town Center involved a partnership between the city and the developer, Fuqua Development, said Diana Wheeler, Peachtree Corners’ community development director. The city retains ownership “of the things in which the public had greatest interest,” such as the parking decks and green space, and “the developer retained ownership of the things that could be leased and had a revenue stream.”
Operated by management and staffing executive Austin Ashworth, the office will serve the north Metro Atlanta area to provide temporary, temporary to permanent and contract staffing services for the fields of warehouse, professional and skilled trade.
According to Mayor Mason, the Town Center created 28 new businesses and 528 new jobs and is expected to bring in $1.3 million in annual sales tax revenue and $15.4 million in annual sales.
Mayor Mason is expected to review the city’s progress, including completion of the new Town Center and soon to open autonomous vehicle test track.
The Ray – named in honor of the late Ray C. Anderson, founder of Atlanta-based floor tile manufacturer Interface Inc. (NYSE: TILE) – and the city of Peachtree Corners announced a partnership June 25 aimed at testing autonomous vehicles under a variety of road conditions.
Employees at the new Customer Experience Center will assist customers over the phone or online to help them find the perfect vehicle, navigate financing, and provide any assistance needed.