Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A groundbreaking will be held April 22 for the downtown project, but approval of a land disturbance permit should allow actual work to begin before that.
Alpharetta City Administrator Bob Regus said mark your calendars again for April 22, as the city will break ground for its City Center project in downtown Alpharetta at 10 a.m. Alpharetta has been planning a City Center for many years, with two false starts in pubic-private ventures before the city went on its own to renovate a big chunk of downtown property. In two weeks, ground will be broken for the project, which includes a new City Hall, a parking structure and a small park. Room has been set aside for a new Alpharetta library branch that the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System plans to build at the same time. Alpharetta City Council approved during a meeting Monday night to spend $2.83 million for Choate Construction to proceed with…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A tornado warning – complete with weather sirens wailing, hail and rain crashing down – didn't keep local residents from getting their first look at plans for the new facility.
Alpharetta's new library will be two stories tall to take advantage of the downtown City Center property's topography, and to disturb the least amount of land, architects for the project say. "This day has been a long time coming," said Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann as she introduced library project members to Alpharetta City Council and local residents. She said the county worked hard to bring a library design that fits in with the Alpharetta City Center project Tim Fish of Cooper Carry said designers wanted to "make sure the building fit in not only from an environmental approach to save as many trees as we possibly could," but also to fit the community. Alpharetta residents and other library system patrons can view the boards showing…
Monday, March 18, 2013
A 25,000-square-foot building in downtown Alpharetta will replace the 10,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Mayfield Road and Canton Street.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A 25,000-square-foot building will replace the 10,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Mayfield Road and Canton Street.
Alpharetta residents – and other library fans – will get their chance to see what the new Alpharetta Library will look like on Monday, March 18. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is holding a progress meeting on the new 25,000-square-foot library, planned on 3 acres of land in the City Center development, in Alpharetta City Hall at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. First, residents will get a chance to meet members of this project’s architectural and engineering team from Cooper Carry, in association with Vines Architecture, along with library team members, said Kelly Robinson Vann, public relations and marketing director for the library system. They'll also learn about the progress to date. Architects will be available to answer …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The closure was needed to finish construction by the end of the year, which was promised to Fulton County so a new Alpharetta Library branch could be built on the City Center property.
The city of Alpharetta announced that the relocated section of Haynes Bridge Road between Old Milton Parkway and Academy Street will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 29. The public can start driving on the new section beginning at noon. Look for a bunch of city officials, contractors, politicians and media people to be out there on Monday morning for an official ribbon cutting. After months of construction, it will once again be easier to navigate through downtown Alpharetta – and get to the downtown Publix. Relocating the top end of Haynes Bridge to the east allows the city to combine its downtown properties to build its City Center. “The opening of this section of Haynes Bridge Road marks the first major milestone in the development of our City …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Roundabout construction expected to start in October 2012.
Progress is being made on the project that moves Haynes Bridge Road to curve around the Alpharetta City Center's eastern side, according to Pete Sewczwicz, the city's director of Engineering and Public Works. "The original layout like it's been approved in November 2011 is still in the works, is still being taken care of," he said. He said the contractor is scheduled to start construction of the roundabout near the end of October. "Basically, being done with everything, we are looking at March," Sewczwicz said. That includes all of the punch lists, site stabilization, cleaning up erosion controls and the back fill along the curb and gutter. What has held up obvious progress has been utilities. Fulton County's Water Department had been …