NUR Update

We finally got some time to do a NUR Review. There has been a lot going on lately and we're hitting on only a small portion of it. However, we've tried to catch some of the more interesting and/or impactful items in Roswell and around the region. For more timely updates, check out our Twitter (@NewUrbanRoswell) and Pinterest feeds.


Around Roswell


Most Beautiful RaceTrac Ever


I loved this rendering of the new RaceTrac on Crossville. There are more pedestrians in the image than cars and the cars are a Prius and a Civic. They definitely dressed it up for the DRB. It is the nicest RaceTrac I've ever seen though. However, you don't see the gas pumps. Check out the dude carrying a DSW bag from his car over to the little patio area. Hysterical. Not sure if the frozen yogurt venture is going to pan out either. Something tells me this scene will NEVER actually happen.


Code Studio Selected for Unified Development Code


Very pleased to see the selection of Code Studio for the development of the Unified Development Code which will take what we have put together for Groveway and improve upon it for the rest of the city. Both principals of the firm are CNU members! They have done work in Raleigh, Denver, Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery County, Md and many other places. Very pleased to see the selection of Code Studio for the development of the Unified Development Code which will take what we have put together for Groveway and improve upon it for the rest of the city. Both principals of the firm are CNU members! They have done work in Raleigh, Denver, Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery County, Md and many other places.


New Mural Near Historic District



I like what the Douceur de FranceFrench Bakery has done to their building. It's the type of activity that the City had in mind when they approved the Midtown Streetscape Project. I can't way to see the little Eiffel Tower mural. It'll help me forget about all the mechanics, thrift shops and used car lots just up the road.


New Building at North Fulton Hospital


Here's a rendering of the North Fulton Hospital Medical Building that is going up right now. I found it interesting how they are constructing the building with the exterior walls put up before the internal metal frame was inserted. It looks to be going up very quickly. The building is poorly designed from an urbanism standpoint but it's on a medical campus that is in the industrial part of the city.. We've got bigger issues to worry about.


Around the ATL


The Transit Campaign has Officially Started with the Release of this Video


Now, that's a lot of time in traffic.


Kasim Reed is Speaking out in Favor of Art Blank Stadium


Just what we don't need! Art Blank's new stadium for the Falcons. $700M!! What a waste for 8-10 games a year. It is a very rare occurrence indeed when an NFL stadium is a net positive to a region. The GA Dome is only 20 years old. Do we really need a new stadium? This one is wildly unpopular and I'm thinking Kasim will back off his support eventually.


The Buckhead 400 Trail Is Moving Along


Eventually, we'll be able to ride all the way down to the Beltline from Roswell... On a Trail. Here's a Route Map for the Buckhead trail.


GA400 South to I85 North… What Took So Long?


Work on the 400/85 interchange could begin soon. Looking forward to this being completed. This one is about 20 years too late.


Video Lottery Complex in Gwinnett = ANOTHER Just What We Needed...


Since success no longer lives there, they are now have to resorting to gaming.. not even gambling.. just video lottery machines. I will grant that the proposed development (not the proposed use) is an improvement over the old Lucent plant that is currently on that land. I think there are better uses though.


Sandy Springs PD Goes Fast..



I'd like to take a ride along in this car.