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  • 1. Projects
  • 2. Client :: City of College Park, Metro-Atlanta Region Project Team:: Sizemore Group Bill de St.Aubin, Principal-in-Charge Venky Babu, Project Manager/Principal Planner Vani Herlekar, Senior Planner Saritha Kakurel, Planner Croy MSE, Transportation Planners Syphoe Consultants, Market Analysis Project Scope:: Site Area:: 3.5 Square Miles Land use, transportation and redevelopment strategies College Park LCI Community Master Plan
  • 3. OVERVIEW Background The City of College Park in conjunction with Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), commissioned the College Park Activity Center Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study to develop a transit oriented; pedestrian friendly Live- Work-Play environment around the Historic Downtown (activity center) and to integrate the currently vacant Airport buyout property and MARTA into the Downtown District. The City of College Park is located in Fulton County directly southwest of the City of Atlanta. The study area consists of the College Park MARTA Station, Historic Downtown, the Virginia Neighborhood Corridor and significant vacant redevelopable land created by airport expansion. The pursuit of the LCI grant came as a result of City of College Park planning efforts, local citizens, mayor and City Council’s support to revitalize the historic downtown. College Park is at the threshold of explosive growth, positioned at the gateway to the world - Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the country which is going through its expansion expected to be completed in the next few years. The City will soon boast the only major convention center – GICC (Georgia International Convention Center) linked to an international airport via light rail. It is the second largest convention facility in the region next to Georgia World Congress. The expansion of the airport, completion of APM (automated people mover), CONRAC (Consolidated Car Rental Facility), will provide further boost to GICC and City of College Park development activities. The influx of visitors will drive demand for an array of services and entertainment. The historic downtown - Activity Center of College Park must prepare to accommodate the anticipated visitors. “To engage nature in the development and Context embrace the local community” COLLEGE PARK ACTIVITY C CENTER LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 2 Col College Park, Georgia
  • 4. COMMUNITY CHARACTER Challenges • CSX Rail line is a major barrier to connectivity • Lack of East-West connectivity – Harvard Avenue provides the only on grade E-W vehicular connection within the study area • The Downtown needs renovation and revitalization. The City/Hall Government complex needs to be integrated into the CBD. • MARTA Station (metro transit) is isolated from the CBD in spite of being in Downtown • Sporadic commercial development on Virginia Avenue • Main Street and Virginia Avenue lack an active pedestrian environment • There is no civic/public gathering space in the downtown College Park. Area lacks center/ sense of place • The redevelopment of Airport buyout land and its integration with the downtown presents is a big issue Main Street MARTA Station • Area around MARTA station is filled with surface parking lots • Great location and connectivity Opportunities • Lack of gateways and Markers at key entry points including Camp Creek Parkway, East Point City Limits, Interstate 85 and Virginia Avenue • Gateway to Atlanta • Easy Accessibility to MARTA and Interstates Highways • Inside proposed Beltline transit loop • Established walkable Street Grid. • Available vacant land for Hotels on Virginia Avenue development • Walkable street grid – 400’X400’ Block structure • Historic Downtown • Existing Green Space: Golf Course and parks • Thriving Hospitality Industry Historic Train Depot COLLEGE PARK ACTIVITY CENTER LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 3 College Park, Georgia
  • 5. MASTER PLAN Guiding Concept • Principles Establish a strong visual and physical connection between the College Park MARTA station and the Downtown • Create a strong and distinctive Downtown with a variety of uses including a variety of housing and Entertainment venues • Create a focal point/ civic gathering place for the community • Redevelop and consolidate Virginia Avenue Corridor into a walkable and pedestrian friendly environment with enhanced streetscape, that supports the hospitality industry, restaurants and new retail. • Investigate the possibilities of creating a Trade Free/Custom/Duty Free zone on the Airport Buyout property west of downtown with retail outlet stores, office uses and entertainment activities • Consolidate housing on Princeton Av. in areas with tolerable noise levels • Create boulevard connections linking the Downtown to the Golf Course and other proposed uses in the Manchester Pointe area. • Link Virginia Avenue corridor to downtown utilizing the established Street Grid and enhancing the route through trails, Bike Paths and enhanced pedestrian sidewalks. • Provide parks and green spaces in close proximity to the Transportation Improvements residents. • Provide diverse housing types (Single Family, Town homes, Apartments etc.) that promotes social, economic and cultural diversity. Land Use Districts • Leverage GICC (Georgia International Convention Center) to draw activity into downtown and proposed retail outlets & art/ cultural activities • Minimize the trouble and inconvenience caused by the noise from the Freight trains by installing silent crossing gates for rail crossings. COLLEGE PARK ACTIVITY CENTER LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 4 College Park, Georgia
  • 6. MASTER PLAN Downtown District The Downtown District builds upon the current College Park CBD which has always been the historic center for the city. The district is envisioned to be a live-work-play hub that will promote the use of MARTA and connect the study area to the adjoining neighborhoods and the region. One of the key guiding principles for the Downtown District was to integrate the Transit station and the Downtown, currently divided by a CSX rail line into a unified precinct. The plan consolidates existing retail/restaurants on Main Street into a continuous stretch of pedestrian oriented retail, Offices, Civic Virginia Avenue is currently marked by sporadic commercial/hotel/ spaces and also some higher density housing The east side of the motel development and lacks an active pedestrian environment. Downtown District is proposed to be redeveloped into an Office/ The corridor is home to a hospitality district serving Hartsfield- Commercial TOD development. Jackson Airport and is bordered by established neighborhoods on its east end. The long term vision for the corridor is to transform it The civic plaza/green space proposed North of MARTA station into a mixed use corridor with enhanced streetscape and a safe facing East Main Street is conceptualized as the unifying element pedestrian environment. A mixed use node is proposed at the in the Downtown District connecting the east and the west parts intersection of Virginia Avenue and Adams Street which will add of Downtown both visually and physically. The Plaza design will more activity to the district and cater to some of the corporate incorporate kiosks and smaller retail to serve the office development. housing needs in the area. The corridor will be linked to Downtown by Enhanced sidewalk and Bike paths. Virginia Corridor The MARTA station entrance and the bus drop off area are proposed to be reconfigured to activate this public space and allow for easy movement of people from MARTA into the Downtown and vice versa. COLLEGE PARK ACTIVITY CENTER LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 5 College Park, Georgia
  • 7. Client :: City of Sandy Springs, Metro-Atlanta Region Project Team:: Sizemore Group Bill de St.Aubin, Principal-in-Charge Venky Babu, Project Manager/Principal Planner Vani Herlekar, Senior Planner Sarita Khakurel, Planner Colleen Kiernan, Intern Pond and Company, Transportation Planners RCLCO, Market Analysis Project Scope:: Site Area:: 3.5 Square Miles Land use, transportation and redevelopment strategies Sandy Springs LCI Community Master Plan
  • 8. OVERVIEW Context Background Roswell Road is the major arterial road that serves the northern parts of the City of Atlanta (including Buckhead), and Sandy Springs. The Roswell Road Corridor Study Area (Study Area) is located within the newly incorporated City of Sandy Springs. Roswell Road forms the spine of the Study Area, which serves as a main connection from northern portions of Fulton County to the City of Atlanta and Buckhead community. The approximate boundaries are; Interstate 285 to the north, High Point Road to the east, Meadow Brook Drive to the south (the edge of City of Sandy Springs), and Lake Forest Drive to the west. Area Strengths Proximity to I-285 and GA-400 provides access to the study area from all directions Larger parcels at key nodes and Offices on Roswell Road Residential Neighborhoods gateways, Lake Placid/I-285 node, provide opportunities for large scale development in future The Medical Center provides opportunities for service-oriented mixed use development. Belle Isle / Highbrook Road provides an opportunity for east-west connection within the study area that may relieve pressure on Roswell Road. New Town home Development Healthy established retail on important intersections provides base for future redevelopment. Two nearby MARTA stations Two major regional employment centers - Perimeter Center and Cumberland in close proximity Chastain Park close to the study area Roswell Road ROSWELL ROAD CORRIDOR LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 2 Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • 9. COMMUNITY CHARACTER Roswell Road Issues + Challenges • Lack of Inter Parcel Connectivity • Aging Apartments • No continuous East- West Connections • No active Pedestrian Environment • Small narrow lots along Roswell Road • Single storied strip development surrounded by Surface Parking • Lack of cohesive Architectural Character Nodes and Urban Design Issues • No active/ passive Green Space along the Walking Distances corridor ROSWELL ROAD CORRIDOR LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 3 Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • 10. RECOMMENDATIONS Street Character Concept Plan The Concept Plan recommends four Live-Work nodes along Section of Glenridge Drive the Roswell Road Corridor. Each of these nodes will apply the New Urbanist concept of the “transect model” where the highest intensity of use is close to Roswell Road and development becomes less dense as it moves away from Roswell Road, helping to provide a smooth transition to existing single-family neighborhoods. In a transect model, both residential and commercial uses exist in a single neighborhood and all areas in the node can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. This transect model will also result in an improved public realm. Roswell Road Section First, each of the proposed nodes will be connected to each other as well as adjacent neighborhoods through a network of sidewalks and bikeways along existing roadways and by proposed new trails. Second, public spaces including small parks and plazas will be included as part of the mixed-use redevelopment. The concept plan proposes the I-285 node to be a combination of regional, community and neighborhood live-work areas, that leverages its proximity to the I-285 corridor and the two growing power employment centers -- Cumberland/Galleria and Perimeter Center. In order to make the most of the coming redevelopment, the Roswell Road Section at Mixed Use Nodes “regional” area designated by Comprehensive Plan does not limit density or height in this node. I-285 Node ROSWELL ROAD CORRIDOR LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 4 Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • 11. RECOMMENDATIONS Proposed Transportation mprovements I Project Description Type of Engineering Engineering ROW ROW Costs Construction Construction Total Project Responsible Funding Local Match ID Year Costs Year Year Costs Costs Party Source Source Amount T-1 Roswell Road Node Improvements Phase Pedestrian/ 2010 $300,000 2011 $360,000 2012 $2,572,600 $3,232,600 City/GDOT RTP, LCI General $646,520 1 (City Limit to Mystic Place) Phase 2 Operations Fund (Mystic Place to Long Island Drive), Includes sidewalk/streetscape improvements, traffic signal upgrades, and mid-block crosswalks T-2 Roswell Road Node Improvements Ped 2011 $289,100 2012 $335,000 2013 $2,497,600 $3,121,700 City/GDOT RTP, LCI General $624,340 Phase 3 (Long Island Dr. to Forest Hills Fund Dr.) Phase 4 (Forest Hills Dr. to Mount Paran Rd..), Includes sidewalk/ streetscape improvements, traffic signal upgrades, and mid-block crosswalks T-3 Roswell Road Node Improvements Phase Ped 2012 $288,000 2013 $350,000 2014 $2,561,300 $3,199,300 City/GDOT RTP, LCI General $639,860 5 (Mount Paran Road to Glenridge Drive) Fund Phase 6 (Glenridge Drive to I-285), Includes sidewalk/ streetscape improvements, traffic signal upgrades, and mid-block crosswalks T-4 Windsor Parkway Sidewalks and Bike Bike/Ped 2010 $77,000 2011 $315,000 2012-2013 $636,000 $1,028,000 City/GDOT RTP, LCI General $205,600 Lanes (from Roswell Road to High Point Fund Road) T-5 High Point Road Sidewalks and Bike Lanes Bike/Ped 2011 $180,000 2012 $713,000 2013-2014 $1,438,000 $2,331,000 City LCI, TE General $466,200 (from south of Windsor Parkway to Glenridge Fund Drive) T-6 Lake Forest Drive Sidewalks and Bicycle Bike/Ped 2011 $233,000 2012 $953,000 2013-2014 $1,923,000 $3,109,000 City LCI, TE General $621,800 Lanes (from Atlanta City Limits to I-285) Fund T-7 Neighborhood Street Enhancement (10 Operations 2010-2011 $950,000 2012- $1,277,500 2014-2015 $6,387,500 $8,615,000 City LCI, TE General $1,723,000 Roadways), Includes sidewalks, bikeable 2013 Fund shoulders, and staggered traffic calming measures such as speed humps, bulb outs, and landscaped medians T-8 Mixed Use Paths Parallel to Roswell Road Bike/Ped 2011 $118,000 2012 $158,000 2013-2014 $790,000 $1,066,000 City LCI, TE General $213,200 (3) Fund T-9 Mixed-Use Path adjacent to Long Island Bike/Ped 2012 $269,280 2013 N/A 2014 $1,795,200 $2,064,480 Developers Private N/A N/A Creek in Lake Placid/I-285 node Funding T-10 Glenridge Drive Improvement - Convert to Capacity/ 2014-2016 $495,000 2016- $1,800,000 2018-2020 $4,920,000 $7,215,000 City RTP General $1,443,000 a 4-lane roadway with a landscaped median, Operations 2018 Fund mid-block crosswalks, bicycle lanes, and wide sidewalks with streetscapes Totals $3,199,380 $6,261,500 $25,521,200 ROSWELL ROAD CORRIDOR LCI STUDY Sizemore Group 5 Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • 12. Client :: FOUR A International,LLC, Saudi Arabia Project Team:: Sizemore Group Bill de St.Aubin, Principal-in-Charge Venky Babu, Project Manager/Principal Planner Vani Herlekar, Senior Planner Project Scope:: Site Area:: 100 acre New Town Center Program:: 750,000 SFT + 2000 residential units Estimated Project Cost:: $ 600 million Almand Creek New Town Center
  • 13. THE SITE T he S ite The Almand Creek site sits on 450- acres of land situated south of I-20 between Johnson Road and Parker Road in Conyers, Georgia. The Almand Creek stream corridor contains numerous wetland areas and undeveloped woodlands covered with mixed pine and hardwood vegetation. Exposed rock due to the shallow depth of bedrock across the site creates interesting Site Analysis visual elements that will be enhanced by ecologically responsible landscape treatment and design implementation. The site contains biologically diverse land cover types including cropland and pasture, mixed forestland, forested wetlands and several wildlife habitats. Site Aerial ALMAND CREEK MASTER PLAN 2 Conyers, Georgia
  • 14. MASTER PLAN Concept Plan The plan builds on the existing natural assets of the site including several creeks, rock outcrops and dense tree foliage. The Central Town Green/ Public Plaza allows the natural landscape to flow into the mixed use town center and is also designed as a retention for the adjacent mixed use development. There was a conscious effort to minimize pervious surfaces and use more sustainable storm water treatments like bio-swales and porous pavements. Several of the parking decks were also proposed to have green roofs. Along with Lofts, Town Homes, Senior living , several entertainment options and restaurants, the town center includes 2 hotels, a civic center, a farmers market and around 100,000 SFT of class A office space. ALMAND CREEK MASTER PLAN 3 Conyers, Georgia
  • 15. MASTER PLAN SECTION THROUGH VILLAGE GREEN SECTION THROUGH BOULEVARD AERIAL VIEW CHARACTER IMAGES FOR STREETS AND TOWN GREEN ALMAND CREEK MASTER PLAN 4 Conyers, Georgia
  • 16. PROGRAM Phasing Plan DISTRICT SUB-AREA USE ACREAGE UNIT SFT PARKING COMMENTS I A MIXED 4.40 300 spaces SHARED DECK PARKING RETAIL 30,000 CONDOS 180 B GREEN SPACE 3.32 p C MIXED 2.10 retail/office RETAIL. DECK PARKING RETAIL 20,000 OFFICE 50,000 CAN BE REPLACED WITH CONDOS, IF SO 42 UNITS D RETAIL 2.67 60,000 E CONDOS 11.17 230 400 DECK - shared F GREEN SPACE 10.40 34.06 II A RETAIL 6.45 30,000 430 for retail/condos DECK - shared CONDOS 140 DECK - shared B CONDOS 11.65 450 900 spaces PLATFORM DECK 18.10 A HOTEL - 2 2.97 100 5 STORY CONVENTION SPACE 40,000 DECK PARKING III B RETAIL 2.85 20,000 DECK PARKING HOTEL - 1 150 6 STORY C OFFICE 1.64 80,000 4 STORY/DECK PARKING CINEMA 3.10 40,000 4-6 SCREEN - DECK PARKING LINER RETAIL 10,000 DECK PARKING D SHARED PARKING DECK 3.01 1000 spaces 5 story- serves A/B/C/D uses E CONDOS 6.93 230 460 spaces DECK PARKING F FARMERS MARKET 3.24 12,000 SURFACE PARKING OUT LOT 1.52 25.26 IV A SINGLE FAMILY B SINGLE FAMILY C SINGLE FAMILY 3.75 8 TOWNHOMES 18 D TOWN HOMES 2.71 32 E TOWN HOMES 3.56 32 DAY CARE 1.19 11.21 District Legend XI A OFFICE 8.93 132,000 SURFACE PARKING B CONDOS 10.50 350 700 spaces DECK PARKING 19.43 I Town Center Mixed-Use II Town Center Mixed-Use XII A RETAIL 8.57 60,000 SURFACE PARKING B MF-GARDEN APTS 16.05 192 SURFACE PARKING III Town Center Mixed-Use C OFFICE 10.72 160,000 SURFACE PARKING IV Single-Family & Townhouse 35.34 V Village Apartments Phase II VI Apartments As a part of a continued effort to responsibly develop the Almand Creek site, Sizemore Group also developed a supplemental VII Single-Family design guidelines document for the Town Center Districts I- IV. The emphasis was on creating a livable and environmentally VIII Townhouse & Retail IX Apartments or School sustainable environment, providing efficient vehicular and pedestrian circulation and minimize the development impact X Retail & Office Condo on the natural environs. It was suggested that two commonly used third party green certification programs should guide XI Apartments & Office the development of the site as well as future individual projects - the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in XII Apartments & Office Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Southface’s Earth Craft House program. XIII Single-Family XIV Apartments & Office - LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification will be sought for the site. XV Commercial XVI Commercial - Office and retail buildings within Districts I-III should seek LEED for New Construction (LEED NC) certification XVII Commercial TOWN CENTER CON C EPT - Developers of single-family homes and townhouses to use Earth Craft House Program ALMAND CREEK MASTER PLAN 5 Conyers, Georgia
  • 17. Client :: Cobb Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement District Project Team:: Sizemore Group Bill de St.Aubin, Principal-in-Charge Venky Babu, Project Manager/Principal Planner Vani Herlekar, Senior Planner Jerry Hsu, Intern Croy MSE, Transportation Planners Project Scope:: Site Area:: 600 acre New Town Center Blueprint Cumberland Community Master Plan
  • 18. PROJECT OVERVIEW Cumberland Area The Cumberland area (also known as Cumberland/Galleria is a modern edge city of Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 122,000 workers and is a major hub for business, convention and retail in the region. Situated 10 miles (16km) northwest of downtown Atlanta at the junction of I-75 and I-285 (the “Cobb Cloverleaf”) in Cobb County, the area is dotted with several high-rise office towers housing a large portion of the area’s 24 million square feet (over 2.2 million square meters) of office space making it metro Atlanta’s second-largest commercial office district. Some important anchors in the area are the Cobb Galleria, Cumberland Mall and the new Cobb Energy Arts Center. The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), Georgia’s first CID, was formed in 1988 by business leaders interested in improving access to the highways for Atlanta’s emerging northwest Challenges market, the Cumberland Galleria. Project Background • Auto Oriented Development The Cumberland CID hired Sizemore Group to • Scale – Mega Blocks, not pedestrian friendly undertake a comprehensive Land Use -Transportation • Mix of Uses limited to retail and office study for the area. The goal of Cumberland Blueprint • Skewed Jobs to Housing Balance II Study is to transform the Cumberland Area, currently • Under Utilized Chattahoochee National Recreation Area dominated by auto oriented office uses into a cohesive Cumberland Mall and the River urban district with diverse uses, mix of activities and pedestrian friendly environment. • Under-Utilized Properties – aging strip malls • Design Quality of Retail Development and Choices The Cumberland Blueprint Master Plan integrates land • Lack of Sense of Scale and Urban Definitions: use, transportation and urban design concerns in the Nodes Cumberland area and leverages the existing assets - Public spaces, Chattahoochee National Park, New Arts Center and the proposed BRT Station at Akers Mill. The Master Plan Gateways concentrates on the Redevelopment of Akers Mill Sense of place and orientation Square into a mixed-use district with a walkable street Public Realm – Plazas, Open Spaces, Parks, grid, pocket parks, courtyards and on street parking Focal Points on local streets. • Lacks Pedestrian Opportunities/Experience • Lacks Trees and Shade and Streetscape A network of trails, linear parks and pedestrian ways further link this mixed use site to all of the major • Absence of Bike Paths and multi modal Connectivity activities in the vicinity including the Cumberland Mall, • Topographical challenges and Freeways to negotiate Cobb Galleria, the Cobb Energy Arts Center and the • The place lacks an Image/Identity and a cohesive urban Chattahoochee character National Park Auto oriented office uses BLUEPRINT CUMBERLAND MASTER PLAN Sizemore Group 2 Cobb County, Georgia
  • 19. VISION The concept plan identifies various land uses within the core area and the extended area and the potential densities within. Much of the area as shown in the Concept Plan is designated mixed use that allows for a diversity of uses & activities, walkable street grid, pedestrian friendly environments, pocket parks and public spaces. This provides the required flexibility for the development to occur over a period of time as the conditions change. These mixed use districts will provide for diverse uses; retail, restaurants, commercial, office, condos, apartments, live/work units, entertainment/ recreation, hotel/conference, park and open spaces. The mixed use districts are further delineated into sub- areas with a varying degree of densities that is based on its location, accessibility, links to activities and the proposed infrastructure initiatives. Aerial View Concept Plan Street Perspective Cobb Galleria Parkway BLUEPRINT CUMBERLAND MASTER PLAN Sizemore Group 3 Cobb County, Georgia
  • 20. Client :: City of Riverdale, Metro-Atlanta Region Project Team:: Sizemore Group Mike Sizemore, Principal-in-Charge Venky Babu, Project Manager/Principal Planner Vani Herlekar, Senior Planner Sarita Khakurel, Planner Pond and Company, Transportation Planners Syphoe Consultants, Market Analysis Project Scope:: Site Area:: 3.5 Square Miles + New Town Center Master Plan and Architecture. Riverdale Town Center Community Master Plan & New Town Center
  • 21. BACKGROUND In 2006, the City of Riverdale was the recipient of a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Grant aimed at helping foster greater livability, mobility and accessibility. The vision behind the Riverdale LCI plan was to move away from the current suburban model of development with segregated uses, isolated buildings, large parking lots, and auto-oriented blocks and transform GA 85 into a mixeduse corridor with a distinctive architectural character. The study was a collaborative exercise that engaged the city staff, Riverdale residents , transportation planners, urban designers and market consultants to come up with a cohesive and feasible plan for the GA-85 corridor. The study recommended several traffic management measures and a safer, more active and pedestrian friendly environment along the corridor. The LCI plan also put forward the concept of a new town center for the city located on the 65- acre vacant parcel off of Lamar Hutcheson Parkway. Since the adoption of the LCI Study, the City of Riverdale has embarked on a number of initiatives in order to bring the “New Town Center” to fruition. The City’s commitment to realizing its vision is unwavery. The City has made large strides in this direction in a short time of 16 months. From a mere Plan, the City now, is on the verge of breaking ground for the construction of the “New Town Center”. The Phase I of civic components of the “New Town Center” is slated to begin construction in October 2008. Sizemore Group has been involved with the City of Riverdale since the LCI study. Professional services and guidance in the whole process. several visioning sessions for the new town center, Master Planning and now comissioned to design and execute the two anchor buildings - the community center and the city hall along with the the amphitheater and the public plaza. RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 3 Riverdale, Georgia
  • 22. TOWN CENTER CONCEPT Existing vs, Proposed Zoning T hemes • New town center with- civic buildings, amphitheatre, public plaza, village green and mixed uses; retail/ commercial, condos, live/work, apartments, town homes, and detached and attached single family. • Full life cycle housing options to support aging in place. • Housing options for all economic and social groups • Preservation of creek • Creating a focal point and sense of place for the community • Well landscaped streets, open spaces, parks and good quality • Connectivity to adjacent uses; residential, school, Home Depot and park and ride facility and improve inter parcel connectivity • Mutli-path trail connectivity and enhancement of pedestrian environment and experience. RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 4 Riverdale, Georgia
  • 23. TOWN CENTER CONCEPT The Town Center site on Lamar Hutcheson Road that the City and rhe Residents of Riverdale agreed upon was under Public Plaza/ Mixed Use Residential - City Hall Community Center Amphitheter Commercial/Office/Residential Town Homes private ownership. The City had a dialogue with the owners and presented them the Town Center Concept , however the deal did not fall in place. Undetettred by the impediment, the City decided to go ahead with the project and relocate the Town Center on an existing City Park Travon Wilson Park on Church Street. The Park was showing signs of decline and old infrastructure. The user odf tne park was aalso limited owing to lack of programs for various age groups. The City decided to replace the park at an altenate site and develop the Town Center on the Travaon Wison Site. The Town Center project now relocated on the 22 acre park site will be comprised of the following: • Governmental Civic Center City Hall Community Center Public Plaza with amphitheater and fountain • 40-45,000 sq feet of mixed use (Commercial/ Residential) • Private Residential (Town homes) The revitalization of City of Riverdale will not only benefit the citizens and communities of Riverdale, it will have an F unding S ources Concept Diagram showing the “halo effect” that the project will have on the adjacent areas over arching impact on the growing southern region of • Special Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) metro-Atlanta and Clayton County. The southern region of metro-Atlanta is forecasted as one of the growing areas • Certificates of Participation (COPS) of the region. The expansion of Hartsfield International Airport and its growing economic influence along Fulton • Community Development Block Industrial and Camp Creek Parkway will be a boost to Grant (CDBG) the City of Riverdale. Its location in close proximity to the airport and the City of Atlanta will make it an attractive • Sale of Property location in the future. City of Riverdale will offer choice for (Retail & Commercial Components) people to live closer to the employment base; airport, city • Tax Allocation District Bonds (TAD) of Atlanta and Fulton County Industrial area and others which will help reduce regional commute and associated • HUD - EDI Program issues. RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 5 Riverdale, Georgia
  • 24. TOWN CENTER CONCEPT RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 6 Riverdale, Georgia
  • 25. BUILDINGS CONCEPTS Co n c e p t De ve l o p m e n t Council Chambers Courts Riverdale City Hall Courts Services Council and City staff offices Police precinct Entrance Lobby The Riverdale Community Center is a new structure intended to house several functions that will serve the citizens of the city of Riverdale. The total gross area of the project is 40,000 sq ft. The Community Center will comprise of the following: Council Chambers Courts Courts Services Council and City staff offices Police precinct Riverdale Community Center Entrance Lobby RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 7 Riverdale, Georgia
  • 26. TOWN CENTER TIMELINE View of Private Development Budget Item Amount Land Acquisition 0 Site Work 2,000,000.00 Community Center 8,700,000.00 City Hall 5,000,000.00 Plaza 1,300,000.00 Total $17,000,000.00 Item Proposed Proposed Start Completion Timeline Park Closing 08-15-08 Demolition 08-18-08 09-20-08 Site Work 09-22-08 10-24-08 Community Center 10-27-08 12-20-09 Plaza 10-27-08 12-20-09 City Hall 11-24-08 01-24-10 Town Center Panaromic RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER Sizemore Group 8 Riverdale, Georgia