News Line for Alpharetta

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

How cities get to where they want to go
This week, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle presented his State of the City address at the Metropolitan Club to a reasonably packed house to lay out what the city has done right so far and what it plans to do.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Tech, downtown goals of Alpharetta
Anyone can tell you, having goals is important. However, just as important is to have a plan of how to achieve those goals.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta public safety director on weather task force
Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary D. George has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the newly created weather task force.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves residential property over office
After three hours of discussion, the city narrowly approved in a 4-3 vote the application to build 91 residential units on 8.3 acres between Edison Drive and Webb Bridge Road.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek's desire for shared rec services meets with nods
With the blessings of the new City Council, Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker is pursuing more bilateral or multilateral partnerships with other North Fulton cities for mutual benefit, and the top of his list is recreation and parks.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Coro, city agree on parking partnership
Coro Realty Advisors and the Alpharetta City Council struck a deal to work together to improve parking on Roswell Street in lieu of Coro contributing $36,000 to a downtown parking fund.
Source: NorthFulton.com

City approves residential property over office
After three hours of discussion, the city narrowly approved in a 4-3 vote the application to build 91 residential units on 8.3 acres between Edison Drive and Webb Bridge Road.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta halts some public events
This has been a busy year for downtown Alpharetta. Nearly every weekend, there have been events, parties, races and all manner of merriment to keep residents both happy and downtown. In total, there were about 120 events.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Police substation added to Alpharetta Elementary
In order to further protect students at Alpharetta Elementary School, a new police substation was added to allow for more officers to be on hand, as well as provide a place for students to go when they need help.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta mulls convention center in Avalon
A new wrinkle in the $600 million Avalon mixed-use project going up at Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway could include a four-star hotel and a 47,000-square-foot convention center.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta moves forward with convention center
The newest addition to the Avalon mixed-use mega-development may be a convention center. The City Council took the first steps on partnering with Avalon to build one.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves downtown neighborhoods
Two empty, partially completed properties near downtown Alpharetta may finally begin construction. Alpharetta Council approved projects for the "pipe farms" along both sides of Canton Street at their Nov. 18 meeting.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Decided by 7 votes: Alpharetta election not over
Incumbent Donald Mitchell seems to have edged out challenger Doug DeRito in official poll numbers released by the county over the weekend.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta's Mitchell-DeRito race not over
In one of the closest city elections in memory, Alpharetta City Councilman Donald Mitchell went to bed election night thinking he beaten former City Councilman Doug DeRito by 7 votes, but now the Fulton County Board of Elections is saying not so fast.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta approves new Rucker subdivision
A new 28-home subdivision was approved on Rucker Road Oct. 28 by the Alpharetta City Council at their weekly meeting.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta candidates give city updates
The candidates of Alpharetta's sole contested race this election season came together Oct. 24 to share their views on the city and meet some constituents.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta appoints Zimmerman judge
Alpharetta officially announced its first appointed judge at the Oct. 21 City Council meeting – Judge Barry Zimmerman.
Source: NorthFulton.com