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Historic District Master Plan

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Jackie Deibel
Planning & Zoning Director
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Phone: 770-641-3783


The City of Roswell is leading a preservation-focused Master Plan for Roswell's Historic District that will establish a detailed vision for the district as a sustainable and thriving downtown that protects historic character and resources. The plan will also recommend potential changes to City regulations and standards to support this vision. This will occur over a 6-month period that includes many opportunities for public input.

The City is planning walking tours of the historic district, work sessions, a charrette, and a survey to get the public's input in this process. Mayor and Council have also appointed local residents to an Historic District Master Plan Advisory Committee which will assist in formulating the charrette, discuss public input, and help formulate the master plan.

City Council approved the Historic District Master Plan created by TSW Design on August 12, 2019.

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Project Goal
The City of Roswell is working with a consulting team (TSW Design) to create a Historic District Master Plan. This plan is preservation focused with specific emphasis on four target areas within the City's existing Historic District. In addition to the vision plan and technical documents, the document should include recommended regulations and design standards. TSW has experience in the fields of land use, urban design, historic preservation, contemporary planning codes, and architectural guidelines, with a major focus on historic preservation. The goal of this Roswell Historic District Master Plan is to establish a vision and a well-developed and feasible implementation plan to create a sustainable and thriving historic downtown environment, for the targeted areas, that protects the historic character and resources and also reflect the common goals and objectives of community stakeholders.


Historic District Master Plan Advisory Committee Meetings
The Historic District Master Plan Advisory Committee will assist in formulating the charrette, discuss public input, and help formulate the master plan. Meetings are held at Roswell City Hall in Room 220.

Past Meetings:

Open House
The City of Roswell and the City's consultant, Tunnell-Spangler & Associates, Inc. (TSW Design) will host an Open House on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, to allow community members to review a draft of the Historic District Master Plan in an informal setting. The plan was drafted by TSW Design and main components of the draft will be available for review and comments from the public.

Community members are invited to drop by Council Chambers at City Hall (38 Hill Street) any time between 7 and 9 p.m. City staff and TSW Design will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the draft. Visual elements, presentations and 3-D modeling will also be made available to the public.

The City of Roswell and TSW Design held a community charrette at Roswell City Hall on November 27 and 28, 2018. The charrette was comprised of stakeholder interviews, interactive sessions, and public open houses.

Historic District Walking Tours
As part of the City of Roswell's efforts to gather public input on the Historic District Master Plan, the Community Development Department held three walking tours of the Historic District for the public.
  • Two tours were held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, both from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;
  • One tour was held on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM;
  • Each walking route was approximately 1.5 mile.