News Line for Alpharetta

Alpharetta street named for resident: Marjean Wood Birt
It must be a special person who gets a street named after them. So it is that Alpharetta's Marjean Wood Birt, 84, a longtime resident and community leader of the city, was given a road in her own name Aug. 13.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta allows emergency 911 texts
Alpharetta residents who have Verizon or T-Mobile as their wireless carrier can now send a text message to 911 when faced with an emergency situation.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves Mayfield townhomes
The corner of Mayfield Road and Canton Street in Alpharetta will soon get a lot busier, as 19 new homes are planned to go in on the 2.3 acres.
Source: NorthFulton.com

New improvements for Old Milton/Haynes Bridge
The intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road can be tricky to navigate, in large part due to the sudden entrance into the shopping center on the corner. The city is hoping to fix the dangers and approved new improvements July 21.
Source: NorthFulton.com

$87M Alpharetta budget remains flat
With property values going up, members of the Alpharetta Council are concerned about why the tax digest is decreasing.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta makes pitch as technology capital
When Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle took office, one of his first goals was to make Alpharetta the Technology Capital of the Southeast. It may already be the case.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta seeks wildlife habitat status
he Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) is seeking to have Alpharetta certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The effort, called "Alpharetta's Wild Side," was recently approved by the Alpharetta City Counci
Source: NorthFulton.com

New Crabapple condos approved
A new housing development was approved for the Crabapple area April 28 at the Alpharetta City Council meeting.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves higher parks fees
Fees are going up for certain Alpharetta Recreations and Parks activities. Tennis usage and rental of the equestrian center will be affected. The new fees will raise about $80,000 a year.
Source: NorthFulton.com

New Ga. 9 neighborhood approved
The Alpharetta City Council approved the development of 47 townhomes on Ga.9 at Winthrope Park Drive.
Source: NorthFulton.com

New traffic system could save headaches, time
Anyone who drives in North Fulton knows traffic is one of the largest problems the area has. Now Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs have banded together to try and fix this.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Residents petition city to change addresses
A neighborhood in Roswell has had the unique problem of actually being in Alpharetta.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta discusses banning specialty brakes: Residents complain of 'Jake Brakes'
At the City Council meeting April 14, the council debated banning compression air brakes typically used on large tractor-trailer trucks, commonly called "Jake Brakes."
Source: NorthFulton.com

Hometown feel, tech focuses of Belle Isle
Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stopped by the Rotary Club of North Fulton April 8 to give an update on his favorite city and all the happenings since he took office.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center
The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year. However Alpharetta is considering tearing it down.
Source: NorthFulton.com

30 townhomes coming to Marietta Street
A new, 30-home development on Marietta Street was approved by the City Council March 24.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves parks wish list
The city approved a Recreation and Parks Master Plan that details the future of the city's programs.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta City Hall tops out
Construction of Alpharetta City Hall at City Center reached a milestone last week. The topping-out of the structure occurred with the final placement of concrete at the roof structure of the building.
Source: NorthFulton.com