A Busy Spring in Roswell

I've been meaning to write this post for a couple weeks but to my surprise, my MacBook Pro decided otherwise.  After a trip to Texas, the MBP is back and I can start writing again.  So, NUR isn't really an events calendar but I do like to point out important things going on around town.  We have a number of great and fun things coming up in the next couple of months though.  We'll kick it off with a couple that have already happened this spring and then list out our best bets for the rest of the spring:

  • DPZ Charette (3/29-3/30) - The charette workshops and presentation to kickoff the master plan for our historic district were phenomenal.  The ideas that came up summarized here were fantastic and we will be seeing refined versions of them throughout the spring.
  • Groveway Hybrid Form-Based Code Passes (4/9) - This past Monday, the city council took a bold step forward for Roswell by passing the community based code by a 5-1 vote.  This is revolutionary for Roswell.
  • Earth Day Kids Fest at The Chattahoochee Nature Center (4/14) - This is a little earier than the normal 4/22 Earth Day celebration but it should be a fun event for the kids at the excellent CNC.  For info click here.
  • 2012 Alive After 5 Kickoff (4/19) - It's BAAACK! The amazingly successful Alive After Five event is back for another year of food and fun.  This is another one that we are looking forward to.  Hope to see you out there.
  • The Georiga Trust Spring Ramble and Annual Meeting (4/20-4/22) - This promises to be a great event.  It's fairly pricey but I hear it will be worth it.  A number of interesting tours and events have been planned by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.  There aren't many better settings in Georgia for that topic.  There will be hundreds of visitors over the 3 day event.  Check out their website for more info.
  • Historic Gateway Public Meeting (4/26) - This public information open house will allow all residents to check out the next refinement of the plans for Hwy 9 from the river to the square.  I believe there will be some DPZ influence in this vision as they were not shy about letting the audience at the Duany speaking engagement know that they weren't fans of the preferred one-way pair alternative.
  • March for Babies (4/28) - This is a charity event for the March of Dimes. The march is a 10k (6.2mi) route around Historic Roswell.  The organizers believe it to be the most scenic walk in Georgia.  There will be hundreds of people on the walk enjoying our city.  This is a great advertising opp for local businesses and restaurants.
  • Roswell Criterium (4/29) - This is going to be a fantastic Roswell promotional event.  The one mile course loops around the historic district and brings a number of spectators.  We can't wait to get down there and enjoy the events. Check out the webiste for more details.
  • Roswell Colors Festival (5/12-5/13) - This is a great way to grab that special mother in your life something unique and special.  It's also fun to check out the historic town square and walk around to the historic homes.  We'll definitely be walking across the street for this one.  They may even have the sidewalk project around the square wrapped up as they have been making some great progress.
  • Roswell Memorial Day Celebration (5/28) - Georgia's largest Memorial Day celebration will take place on 5/28.  For more information check out the event website.
  • TSPLOST Vote (7/31) - This isn't really a spring thing but it's big enough that i wanted to add it to the list.  Put simply, this vote is pivotal for our city and region.  I'm a fan of the tax.  It will attract development that will increase options, reduce congestion and begin to reverse the decay of our mobility system.  Here's what we believe is in it for Roswell.

That's not everything but it's a good preview of what's going on around Roswell.  If you want to get out of Roswell, don't forget about the Dogwood Festival, Inman Park Festival or the Sweetwater 420 Festival which are always fun events.