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New Civic Square Seriously Considered in Historic Roswell

The idea will undergo further refining before coming before Roswell City Council for the go-ahead.

Roswell's Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and transportation department will begin working in conjunction on a concept for a new civic square in the historic district, according to a report by Neighbor Newspapers.

, as previously reported by Roswell Patch. The square, or plaza, would serve as an intermediary space between and the Canton Street shopping and dining district. Several new buildings could potentially be part of the concept, which would also set up a new multi-option flow of traffic into the historic gateway.

According to the Neighbor article, a pedestrian underpass could also be part of the design. The underpass would lend for easier access to the 400 parking spaces at Roswell City Hall.

The hopes are that the new square would lead to economic development and growth in more areas of the historic district - the DDA's mission.

The intersection re-design will have to come before the Roswell City Council before any actual work begins. It could take several months for a clear concept to emerge.

Jeff August 30, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Seems like a great idea.
Lew Oliver August 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The reconstruction of the Town Center into a pedestrian village and the developemnt of the City's eco-tourism industry is vital for the future of our community.
Lilot Moorman August 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Exciting idea...would create a magnet for the entire area
Christine Foster August 31, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Any specifics you all would like to see the DDA and transportation department include?

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