Historic Gateway Workshop and Opening Presentation by Andrés Duany

The process of developing a master plan for the Historic Gateway is underway and the public will be invited to the first workshop next week.  The workshop will be conducted from 10am - 5pm on the 29th and 30th.  Andrés Duany will be giving an opening presentation in City Council Chambers from 5-7 on the 29th.  If you care at all about the future development of the Historic District, this is a can't miss talk.  If you have never seen Andrés speak, it is not your normal lecture on zoning and planning.  He is as entertaining as he is influential and often times brings a bit of controversy.

The Department of Community Relations sent out the below email today:  

Historic Gateway Master Plan Workshop

The City of Roswell Community Development Department announces the first of two workshops focused on the Roswell Historic Gateway Master Plan.

The workshop will be conducted by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) the City's Master Planning Consultant. The workshop is free and open to any members of the public interested in stopping by to see the work and provide input. DPZ has earned an international reputation creating over 300 projects for a wide range of built environments in the United States and abroad. The workshop will be led by Andres Duany, a Founding Principal of the firm, and author of numerous books including Suburban Nation, The New Civic Art, and The Smart Growth Manual.

The Historic Gateway Master Plan is part of an on-going effort by the City, business owners, and residents to make the Atlanta Street corridor a vital, pedestrian-friendly center of heritage, culture, business, and neighborhood life. The goal of the Master Planning process is to encourage historically appropriate development of the Gateway that is consistent with the vision of residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. The Master Plan will re-establish a context for the Gateway area as a vibrant multimodal center of heritage, culture, business and neighborhood life that is friendly to commuters, visitors, and residents alike.

Opening Presentation by Andres Duany
March 29, 5:00-7:00
City Council Chambers

Mr. Duany will give a public presentation of the initial analysis of the Historic Gateway Area and a present a preliminary framework for moving forward with the study. The challenges and opportunities presented by the Historic Gateway area will be discussed in the context of sustainable planning principles. Lessons will be drawn from comparable initiatives across the nation and world. After the presentation there will be opportunity for attendees to offer comments, ask questions, and participate in the exploration of how to plan for the future of the Roswell Historic Gateway.

Workshop: Open to the Public
March 29-30

Roswell Mill Club
front conference rooms
85 Mill Street
Roswell, GA 30075