March 03, 2017 | Atlanta, Ga. | Projects
Gresham, Smith and Partners is pleased to announce that it is designing improvements to the City of Roswell’s East Alley. The project will transform the alley into an inviting, attractive and functional streetscape, increasing economic and social vitality. GS&P is providing design and construction documents for elements including alley and sidewalk layout, earthwork and grading, permeable paver system, brick paver sidewalk system, pedestrian scale lighting, utility improvements and landscaping. The firm is also providing utility coordination, a stormwater management plan and community outreach services.
“This is an exciting project that will add a lot of vibrancy to the city by improving the function and aesthetic of the street and sidewalks, establishing pedestrian areas, installing planters, lighting and benches and reworking parts of the public infrastructure,” commented Rob Whitson, P.E., senior civil engineer with GS&P. “GS&P’s relationship with the City of Roswell goes back more than 20 years. We are familiar with their community and infrastructure, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue making improvements throughout the city. Our team is confident that our services for the East Alley project will lead to a successful outcome for both business owners and residents.”
The City of Roswell has strived to revitalize public spaces and transform them into places where people can stroll, shop and dine. GS&P’s design draws on the themes of the East-West Alley Master Plan for a consistent appeal aiming to complement the surrounding business and community. Completed in 2015, the East-West Alley Master Plan was the result of a design charrette where input from property owners, businesses, elected officials, city staff, and the public was formulated into a proposal for these two important alleys behind the city’s popular Canton Street. Construction is expected to begin on East Alley in 2017.
GS&P has completed numerous projects for the city of Roswell and the Georgia Department of Transportation that include the Grimes Bridge Road / Norcross Street Roundabout, the preliminary design of the SR 9 Historic Gateway project, and intersection improvements at Alpharetta Highway and Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, Ga. The firm is also providing transportation standby engineering design services to facilitate improvements across the city.
“This is an exciting project that will add a lot of vibrancy to the city by improving the function and aesthetic of the street and sidewalks, establishing pedestrian areas, installing planters, lighting and benches and reworking parts of the public infrastructure.”
Rob Whitson, P.E., GS&P senior civil engineer