Fresh Look for Downtown Roswell Unveiled
Roswell will hold a ribbon cutting for the Oak Street Streetscape tomorrow.
Roswell will celebrate the new Oak Street Streetscape with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Bush and Oak streets.
The streetscape includes a multi-use path on the south side of the street and a pedestrian sidewalk on the north side, decorative street lighting, furniture and landscaping. Utility lines that once crowded the sidewalk have been moved as well.
The streetscape project was built at a cost of $1.4 million. Over $950,000 came from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the rest was funded by the city. Roswell received the CDBG grant through an agreement with Fulton County’s Housing and Human Services Department. It provides funds for projects that benefit low and moderate income persons.
This is the first of three phases that will ultimately run the length of Oak Street, improving the business and residential quality of the area.