Roswell’s consultant team for the Roswell Historic Gateway Study will present their final plans for the area during an open house meeting next week.
The Historic Gateway Study is the next step in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life, the quality of structures and the overall design, character and livability of the corridor, which runs along Atlanta Street (SR 9) from the Chattahoochee River to Marietta Highway (SR 120). Scott Ball, senior project manager with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) will present the final plan and discuss DPZ’s proposal with the public Wednesday, July 25.
The proposal is expected to guide implementation of the recently completed studies of the area with specific design standards and architectural typologies to enhance the character of redevelopment in the corridor.
The Roswell Historic Gateway Study has been created through a community-based process involving residents, property owners, elected officials, and other stakeholders carried out during the spring and summer of 2012. Ball will present his team’s plans for neighborhood centers, bike and pedestrian circulation and redevelopment proposals which include a new Civic Square, Town Center Square and Allenbrook Center.
The city’s goal is that the Historic Gateway Transportation Project and the Historic Gateway Study together will promote sensitive redevelopment with a wide variety housing options, retail, civic and employment options. Roswell city leaders believe that sensitive design can lower speeds, encourage alternative modes of transportation and improve pedestrian safety. Overall these projects intend to improve the livability of the corridor and make it, once again, a thriving part of the community.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, July 25 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. in Roswell City Hall’s room 220. For more information about the city’s Historic Gateway Study and Transportation project, visit the city's website.