Norcross News -February 2019

Norcross News Covering No cross, Peachtree Corners & Duluth Volume 29, No. 2 • FEBRUARY 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Continued on page 5 Children’s Handprints to stand Test of Time at Town Center, Peachtree Corners Not impermanent like footprints in the sand, handprints in cement at an important public gathering place will likely last and be seen for years to come. Town Center, expected to open in spring 2019, is an exciting public project that will be a game-changer for an already successful Peachtree Corners. Planned as a 21-acre mixed use development on Peachtree Parkway, across from the Forum, it will have various entertainment venues, shop- ping, eateries and a section with residential townhomes. The centerpiece of the complex is to be a 2-acre town green with two open-air pavilions, a large oval-shaped com- munity lawn, a performance stage and large-screen TVs for movies with café tables to relax and enjoy a well-designed civic space. Functional and practical in conception, Town Center will also be the site for a significant Veteran’s monu- ment intended to stand in Peachtree Corners for the ages. Peachtree Corners has moved on Town Center quickly for such a large enterprise. With land purchased in 2013 and a design concept approved a year after- ward, contracts were signed with Fuqua Development. Continued on page 5 Gwinnett’s First Hispanic Judge: Part of Growing Diversity, but So Much More Gwinnett State Court Judge Emily Brantley swears in Ramon Alvarado as County Recorder’s Court Judge. His mom YuSun Alverado (center) assists with the ceremony. We reported last month that Gwinnett had started 2019 with the county’s first African American judge, Ronda Colvin-Leary, formerly a Snellville attorney. And in early January of this year diversity continued to grow in Gwinnett with the swearing in of its first Hispanic judge, Ramon Alverado, on the County Recorder’s Court, which handles traffic citations and code ordinance violations.