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City center web survey seeking residents' comments
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August 20, 2014 11:28 AM | 1165 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Sandy Springs Wednesday opened a web survey (www.sandyspringscitycenter.com/retail) to solicit input from the community on the mix of retail they’d like to see as part of the new city center. The four-question survey enables individuals to submit ideas in the categories of restaurants/food, health and beauty, boutiques/fashion/clothing and specialty retail.

“Shaping our downtown is a community endeavor, and as such, we want — and need — input,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. “[The] city center not only defines our downtown, it plays a major role in transforming the Roswell Road corridor.”

While plan development is in its early stages, community feedback will help the planning team target companies to fill the retail space in the city center development. The master plan includes a walkable grid of streets, a mix of retail and dining, greenspace and a civic facility. The city council is also reviewing options to include a performing arts center as part of the offerings.

During a special called council meeting to be held Aug. 27 at 6 p.m., the council will be briefed on status updates regarding site planning, park and open space, the proposed performing arts center and meeting space, retail mix and project budget. The public is invited to attend, and community comments will be solicited.

The retail input survey will remain active throughout the city center planning phase. Comments can be made online at www.sandyspringscitycenter.com/retail. The city center website also includes research materials, briefings and planning materials that are part of the master planning process.
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