Monday, August 13, 2012
A 36.4-acre wetlands tract was donated to the city in December 1995 with the intention of using it for environmental education.
Since the end of 1995, Alpharetta has owned a little piece of Forsyth County, but now it might give it away. Recreation and Parks Director Mike Perry will present a report tonight, Aug. 13, to Alpharetta City Council about the 36.4 acre tract of property on Shiloh Road in Forsyth County that was donated to the city by Shiloh Hills Limited Partners in December 1995. He reports that the donation was accepted with the purpose of utilizing the site for an environmental education function to be determined. The property is wetlands and undevelopable, according to the report. It is located next to a section of the Forsyth County Greenway system. "This property is outside of our jurisdiction, is undevelopable, has no retail value and is more of a …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Affordable housings bonuses aren't part of Alpharetta's plans, but ARC supplied form includes them.
It was almost midnight before the Alpharetta Planning Commission got to the Downtown Livable Communities Initiative update, but Kyle Caswell was awake enough to realize the report required by the Atlanta Regional Commission contained some buzzwords that wouldn't please some city residents. "This is always used as cannon fodder for the urbanization team," Caswell said at the Aug. 4 Planning Commission meeting. Community Development Director Diana Wheeler said the ARC set up the forms, which included the terms. The update is a checklist that the city must send to ARC so the city can remain eligible for future funding. Potential projects aren't required, but must be identified, Wheeler said. "We know that we must have a surface parking lot …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Popular trail will be 'split' at Rock Mill Park on Kimball Bridge Road.
As construction on the new Kimball Bridge Road vehicle bridge over Big Creek continues, a short section of the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway where it crosses Kimball Bridge Road at the Rock Creek Park greenway access will be closed beginning July 26. The Alpharetta Greenway running north from Rock Mill Park to Marconi Drive near Winward Parkway will remain open. The Greenway will also remain open south of the bridge construction project site on Kimball Bridge Road. Signs with information on the closures will be posted at all Alpharetta Greenway parking areas. The construction project includes the development of a passage way allowing the Alpharetta Greenway to pass underneath of Kimball Bridge Road eliminating the current crossover at the …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Start early when it's cool to hike on the newest section of the Big Creek Greenway, or enjoy some opera or a movie in air conditioned comfort.
North Fulton Alliance 7:30 a.m., Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Bring 3 food items for the chamber's food drive for free admission. Hike, Bike or Stroll on the Greenway It might be another Code Orange day for air quality, but it will be cool enough in the morning to walk on the new section of the Big Creek Greenway. Hop on the trail near the end of Marconi Drive off Windward Parkway. Children's Summer Series: Shrek Forever After 11 a.m., Studio Movie Grill, 2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta. The Met Summer Encore: Madame Butterfly 6:30 p.m., Regal Northpoint Market. Phish in Concert in Alpharetta 7:30 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphiteatre. First of two nights of concerts. Though sold out, the band will offer a live webcast at …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The northern end of the greenway has been extended to Marconi Drive.
Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway grew by another 4,435 feet on Monday as the city cut the ribbon on a section connecting Webb Bridge Parkway to Marconi Drive. The city spent $1.7 million on designing and building this 0.84-mile section, which had its own challenges. It has the largest bridge on the greenway at 121 feet. And the 90-foot culvert under Webb Bridge Road is the largest in the system also. The greenway, which began in 1995, now extends for 8.2 miles from Marconi Drive in the north to Mansell Road in the south. But since it connects to the Roswell trail system at Mansell Road, those out for recreation have even more miles of trail to access. Jaeger Company-J.B. Trimble designed this latest section of the greenway, and JJE …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, June 1.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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