Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The two cities have a joint Livable Communities Initiative plan, but Alpharetta can't accept changes that contradict its land use plans or suggest tolls on GA 400 need to be accommodated.
Milton may be paying for the State Route 9 LCI Study and have 71 percent of the property within the study area, but Alpharetta City Council won't let adopting the plan make unwanted changes to its own land use plans. City Attorney Sam Thomas will develop a new resolution that adopts the LCI plan, but with some caveats suggested by Councilman Jim Gilvin during the Monday, June 11 workshop at Alpharetta City Hall. "It concerns me that instead of a list of what is being applied to our comprehensive land use plan, it's just kind of out there," the councilman said. Thomas said the limiting language he would suggest be added to the resolution state that while Alpharetta was adopting the LCI plan, it would not be adopting changes to its land …
Friday, January 27, 2012
LCI study reveals residents prefer passive recreation such as trails and greenways over ball fields and playgrounds.
Milton and Alpharetta residents had another chance Thursday night at Milton City Hall to tell the cities' planners how they want to see the Highway 9-Deerfield Parkway area develop in the next 10 to 20 years. The more than 500 residents who have taken part in the Georgia 9 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study so far have definite opinions on what should be done. The idea is to figure out "how do we shape our communities over the next five to 10 years in a way that's positive and meets the needs of the citizens," said Eric Bosman of Urban Collage, the consultant on the project. Bosman said the consultants quickly learned from local residents in October 2010 that "You can't treat Windward and Deerfield the same way you treat Highway 9." …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Milton, Alpharetta residents asked for opinions during the second of four public meetings on a Livable Centers Initiative study using a $100,000 grant to plan the highway.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Don't forget tonight's meeting on the future of GA 9 and the immediate area around it from Bethny Bend in Milton to Mayfield Road in Alpharetta. What will GA 9 look like? This second public meeting on a Livable Centers Initiative study at Milton City Hall is your chance to have a say on its future. Add your comments about what should be developed along GA 9 at the end of this article. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., said Milton Planner Michelle McIntosh-Ross. “We’ve had good public turnout and response from this process so far, and we hope to see many more people at this meeting, too,” said McIntosh-Ross. This is the second of four public meetings held as part of a planning study of the GA 9 area from Bethany Bend in Milton to Mayfield Road …