Thursday, April 18, 2013
The city needs residents' input on this draft plan that handles the congestion problems with GA 9 in the city, and keeps $70 million in state and federal funding.
Alpharetta had to design a new concept plan for Main Street that didn't cut travel lanes between Old Milton Parkway and Mayfield Road, or it risked losing $70 million in funding. The city now asks its residents and business owners to take a look at another design concept for its Envision Main Street plan before City Council must make a decision at its Monday, April 22 meeting. "While GDOT is open to the community input, they are generally in the business of improving the flow of traffic and lessening congestion, which seems contrary to the reduced lane scenario," the city's Envision Main Street Alpharetta website states. Also, the public's single most frequent complaint was congestion. "Congestion relief and lane reduction without other …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The tradeoff between quality of life and traffic flow will have to be made in whatever plan for Main Street the City Council sends to the Ga. Department of Transportation later this month.
Alpharetta has just a few more weeks to decide on what it is going to tell the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) it wants done with the city's Main Street. On Monday night consultants told City Council what residents say they want the streetscape to be. Main Street is a state highway, GA 9, giving GDOT control. The city was given 90 days to prepare its vision for the roadway. That 90 days is up on April 24. Community Development Director Richard McLeod said Envision Main Street Alpharetta had nearly 600 comments and participants. "This was I think a remarkable turnout," he said. Tom Walsh, one of the consultants with TSW, said in the 38 years he's been working on projects such as this, he hasn't seen this kind of turnout in such …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Envision Main Street Alpharetta process takes its next step as consultants who have been surveying city residents online and using interactive public meetings reveal those residents' preferences.
What was your vision for Main Street Alpharetta? Tonight consultants for the city will reveal the findings of the Envision Main Street Alpharetta from comments made online and at interactive public meetings held last month. The consultants will conduct an informal open house from 6-7 p.m. at Alpharetta City Hall. This will be your chance to discuss the findings with them. These consultants also will make a formal presentation during tonight’s City Council Meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. "We hope that you will attend one or both of these opportunities to learn about the vision for the future of Main Street / Highway 9 that has been created through recent citizen design charettes and online surveys," said Assistant City Administrator …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The city holds its second Envision Main Street Alpharetta meeting Tuesday night, asking residents to look at the section of GA 9 from Old Milton Parkway to Windward Parkway.
Alpharetta wants to know what you want Main Street to look like, and the city his holding another interactive public meeting for Envision Main Street Alpharetta on Tuesday night at the Devore House. Residents are invited to drop in at anytime during the four hours the doors are open to offer their opinions. But don't look for a set of plans from the city. Those won't be made until after city staff processes all of the requests made at the meetings and online. You can have your own design drawn by an artist who will be at the meeting for that purpose. Just tell her your ideas, and she will put pencil to paper and draw those, whether you want angled parking, parallel parking, no parking, trees, narrow sidewalks or wide multi-purpose trails …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The first Envision Main Street Alpharetta interactive public meeting drew many comments about trees, bike lanes and speed limits Wednesday night
The Alpharetta residents who have offered up their ideas on what Main Street between Old Milton and Windward should look like seem to want more big trees along the road, at least in the downtown section. Several dozen residents took part in an interactive design opportunity set up at the Devore House to tell Alpharetta city staff and consultants just what the roadway should look like as part of the Envision Main Street Alpharetta project. One More Chance to Design The Devore House 34 Church Street 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Sidewalks were the general consensus of those who participated. And the tape down on the hardwood floors showing how wide – or narrow – the paths could be seemed to help convince them that 4 feet wasn't enough width for…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The first interactive public meeting for Envision Main Street Alpharetta was held Wednesday night, with local residents and business owners asked to stop by a short time to share their ideas.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Envision Main Street Alpharetta brings local residents and business owners together to help design a section of the highway through the city.
Want to design the future look of Alpharetta's Main Street in its downtown to Windward Parkway corridor? The city has created Envision Main Street Alpharetta to engage residents and property owners in creating a vision and design for its future. Two design charrettes will held at the Devore House on Church Street in the downtown Alpharetta area. Design Time The Devore House 34 Church Street 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Tuesday, March 26 "These sessions are designed to allow you to drop-in and participate for as long as your schedule allows, so we hope that you will make a special effort to join in," said the city's spokesman, James Drinkard. He said Main Street (GA 9) plays an important role in the daily life of the city. "Yet, little has …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Envision Main Street Alpharetta will gather ideas from residents and other stakeholder to design the road.
What should Alpharetta's Main Street look like? How should it function? The city will once again ask what stakeholders and other residents think in its Envision Main Street Alpharetta project. Main Street, which is also known as GA 9, has changed little in recent years while the city has continued to grow. "Main Street must be redesigned in a way that reflects and respects both its local and regional transportation roles," the city's Envision Main Street Alpharetta website says. "Designing Main Street in a manner that meets the needs of the myriad groups that it serves: residents, business owners, local employees, shoppers, diners, visitors, and regional commuters, is no simple task. In fact, the effort can only be successful when …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The city is holding an interactive meeting Wednesday at Crooked Creek clubhouse to get the public's ideas on the highway route.
Tuesday, February 12
Milton residents will have their turn at road planning Wednesday night as they tell city staff their visions for Ga. 9 from Bethany Bend north to the Forsyth County line This open public meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will be hosted by the City of Milton Community Development Department at Crooked Creek clubhouse. Residents will take part in the interactive exercise. They will discuss their ideas for the major artery through the city. This will be the second visioning study and development master plan for the highway. The city recently completed such a plan for GA 9 from Mayfield Road to Bethany Bend. The aim is to make sure both portions of the corridor stay in line with residents' desires. Come back to Crooked Creek clubhouse next month to…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
An open meeting will have residents taking part in an interactive exercise to create their own vision for the corridor from Bethany Bend north.
Wednesday, January 30
Interested in how Ga. 9 North will grow and develop over the next decade? Then make sure you're a part of the visioning study of the popular business and residential corridor Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Crooked Creek's clubhouse. This open public meeting, hosted by the City of Milton Community Development Department, kicks off at 6 p.m. at 14250 Creek Club Drive in Milton. It will be an interactive exercise during which residents will discuss their vision for Ga. 9 from Bethany Bend to the Forsyth County line. Milton Principal Planner Michele McIntosh-Ross said Milton recently completed a visioning study and development master plan for Ga. 9 from Mayfield Road to Bethany Bend (More information can be found on the city's website). Alpharetta did …