The City of Roswell was awarded $100,000 by the Atlanta Regional Commission
(ARC) to study the Atlanta Street Corridor and to identify land use, transportation, and design solutions that will reinvigorate the area and improve the quality of life for Roswell residents and business owners. The City will be contributing $25,000 for a study budget of $125,000.
Although this section of Atlanta Street was once the thriving heart of the City of Roswell, there has been some hesitancy in the community to redevelop the area for fear of negatively affecting its historic nature. However, there is now a consensus that Roswell would benefit from a reinvigorated Town Square and central spine (Atlanta Street).
This corridor study will be one step in an ongoing effort by the City, business owners, and residents to improve the quality of life, quality of structures, and overall design, character, and livability of the corridor. It is the hope of stakeholders that studying this corridor will promote sensitive redevelopment that includes variety of housing, commercial, retail, civic, and employment options. It is also the hope that corridor improvements will be context sensitive, encourage alternative modes of transportation, and encourage improved pedestrian safety.
The first step towards achieving a community-based vision is finding out the ideas of area residents and stakeholders. To this end, the City and its consultant team have conducted numerous meetings with key stakeholder groups. Two public meetings have also been conducted (November 7, 2007 and December 13, 2007), drawing sizeable turnouts of motivated, enthusiastic, and creative business and property owners.
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