Our organization believes that creating an aesthetically pleasing thoroughfare will help to brand our area as a community that cares and attract high quality businesses and residential developments that add value to Forsyth County.
Why are we doing this?
Peachtree Parkway is the entrance to Forsyth County from both Johns Creek and GA 400 at Exit 13. There is a striking difference between Hwy 141 in Johns Creek/Fulton County and Hwy 141 in Forsyth County. The appearance of the parkway as you cross the county line and it’s beauty or lack thereof sets the tone of what is to come.
The PPID Board has a long term plan of turning the PPID over to a Community Improvement District (or CID) for Peachtree Parkway. A CID is a defined area approved by the state and county officials where local commercial property owners (only) agree to tax themselves for the purpose infrastructure and aesthetic improvements in that area. Our state delegation is currently working on the first CID for Forsyth County over by the McGinnis Rd./Hwy 400 area.We are working with our state delegation that the Peachtree Parkway corridor will be the second CID in Forsyth County.
In the meantime, local residents and business owners have formed the Peachtree Parkway Improvement District, Inc., a private, non-profit, organization with the goal to start improving Peachtree Parkway NOW.
Peachtree Parkway is already zoned commerical in most places along the corridor. Businesses are coming. We want to be ready.
Peachtree Parkway Improvement District encompasses a 7 mile stretch of Hwy 141 from Ga 400 Exit 13 to Deer Lake Drive just north of McGinnis Ferry Rd. Click on the map to the right for an aerial view of the area.
- Cleanup and improve the appearance of the medians and the right of way along the sides.
- Create a Domino Effect. As the area is improved we believe existing businesses and property owners will step up, have pride and take ownership of their area.
- Attract better quality businesses that will prosper and give back to our community.
- Increase home values in the area.
- Create a feeling of community pride and identity.
- Encourage residents to stay and spend their tax dollars here Forsyth County ultimately benefiting our roads, schools and community all the more.
What has been done already?
We are organized and ready to go. See the STATUS page for an update on what has been accomplished.