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
Roswell Mill Club
front conference rooms
85 Mill Street
Roswell, GA 30075
I was fortunately able to attend several of these workshops today as well as the speaking engagement at City Hall. The ideas that have been proposed and that will be refined over the coming weeks are truly transformational for our city. If you have even the slightest interest in the historic district and how it will be developed over the next 5-10-20 years, you should consider participating in one of the Friday workshops at Roswell Mill. They are open to the public and although there are a bunch of Planning types in the room, the input of average citizens of the historic district is what will make this plan great. I have been told that the speaking engagement was recorded. I am hoping that it will be posted online and if so, I will link to it.