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Discuss Alpharetta's Revised City Center Plans Tonight

Mixed use is shown on the first released image of the concept plan to be revealed today, that the city says honors the general concepts of the 2011 plan while creating a viable commercial development.

Alpharetta's revised concept plan for its City Center project takes center stage in a public information meeting on today, June 6 at .

The city will present the final working concept plans for its City Center Project.  The session will consist of two parts, an open house beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a formal presentation and Q&A session beginning at 7 p.m.

The meeting is an opportunity for the public to view the plans and ask questions.

In July 2011 the city unveiled its vision for the redevelopment of 22-acres of property in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta that has come to be known as the City Center Project. The plan was developed over a period of months and relied on three public input meetings and online forums to collect insights from city residents into the look and feel that Alpharettans want their downtown to have.

Today's version of the City Center plan has been created by the architecture firm of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart, which was selected earlier this year to serve as the master planner for the City Center Project. According to city officials, the revised plan honors the general concepts of the 2011 vision while creating a vibrant and viable commercial development that is used and active throughout the day and into the evening..

The revised concept plans will be formally presented to Alpharetta City Council during their June 11 regular meeting. If adopted that night, the plans will be used to develop engineered drawings and construction documents from which City Center will be built.

Paula M June 05, 2012 at 11:44 AM
This new plan is very different from artists' rendering on the city website. What we don't see is all the mixed use residential. This can't be in compliance with the 85/15 ratio. It looks like residential will surround Publix, line Haynes Bridge Rd and take up more space in the retail section. Green space has to be greatly reduced, more than the drawing suggests.
Paula M June 05, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I've now learned the city can build as many residential units as it wants on acquired property. Good bye small town living. Clearly we've been manipulated.
David Belle Isle June 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Paula, To date, no decision has been made by the Council as to use. Tonight, the 11th and 18th, we will be seeking public input on the site plan. I hope you'll come. We would love to have you participate in the process. David Belle Isle
Paula M June 06, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I think the site plan changes, adding apartments above the retail, changing them to courtyard style and adding an outdoor amphitheater is a plus for drawing people to our City Center. The gathering areas are great in the landscape design. Thank you designers. Density of apts., condos & townhouses around town is another disscussion. I would just ask that you keep us, as a community, informed and involved in this process. Thank you for response.
James Drinkard June 06, 2012 at 09:04 PM
The public can also participate in an online forum where they can view the current concept plan, offer their thoughts, and read what other have posted. It can be accessed from the homepage of the City of Alpharetta website (www.alpharetta.ga.us), but the direct link is http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/73/Forum_280/Issue_948?a=79.
Paula M June 06, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I've now seen 3 different versions of the new updated site plan, all good. I think I'll wait for the meeting on the 11th to comment.
Dennis Himberger June 18, 2012 at 08:43 PM
so, is there a meeting today, June 18? I plan on riding up there and don't want to show up if nobody is going to be there :) It's a nice day to ride.
Dennis Himberger June 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Ok, I found out the meeting schedule. The Smallwood presentation will be 8:30 - 9:30 after the regular Council meeting at 7:30. I guess I might be able to borrow a car instead of biking in the dark :)

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