The DDA presented their vison for the Roswell Town Green to the City Council and what was probably an audience of 40+ citizens and city staff this evening. Monica Hagewood and Dave Schmit of the DDA took the council and audience through the vision for the project and some of the key economic numbers that they feel justify the project.
In all, the project would be completed in three phases and would cost an estimated $12.1 million. This seems steep but when you weigh it against the expected private investment that the DDA feels it would spur on, it starts to look like a bargain. They feel that this redevelopment could result in an additional $200+ million in investment in the core of our city. These are estimates but they are being done by industry veterans and thus should have some credibility.
The renderings were nice. They illustrated the proposed vision but the DDA was careful to remind the audience that these are conceptual to illustrate the vision and that many of the fine details would need to be worked out as the project progresses. Here are the illustrations.
images: Roswell Downton Development Authority
I've added a petition in support of the Town Hall Green on Change.org. If you are in support, let the Mayor and Council know!! LINK