FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015
THE CITY OF CLARKSTON AND THE GEORGIA DOT SEEKS INPUT ON THE CITY’S STREETSCAPE PROJECT
CLARKSTON, GA – A Public Information Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation streetscape project for the City of Clarkston, Georgia. The meeting will be held at the Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, GA. The public is invited to attend any time between 4 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation will be given.
The purpose of this informal open house is to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the on the conceptual design drawings for the streetscape enhancements along portions of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Market Street, Rowland Avenue and Norman Road. Proposed project improvements include roadway resurfacing, sidewalks, street lighting and furnishings, landscape planting, banners, gateway monuments, railroad crossing improvements and related improvements for the downtown and surrounding areas.
“The Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Project will transform these streets into a positive and attractive amenity for the community, states City Manager Keith Barker. These improvements are part of a larger effort to fully realize the community’s vision for the City, which is to strengthen the economic vitality of our town center district.”
The City of Clarkston citizens, business owners and property owners interested in learning more are encouraged to attend, view displays, express thoughts and concerns with the City of Clarkston staff, consultants led by AMEC and Georgia DOT representatives, and provide written comments. Interpreters and a court reporter will be on hand to record verbal comments. After this event, meeting handouts will be available online along with comment forms. To access, visit the Clarkston Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Web site at www.VisualizeClarkston.com. The project plans and other documents from the Public Information Open House may also be viewed until July 19th, 2015 at the City of Clarkston Annex; 1055 Rowland St., Clarkston, GA 30021.
About the Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Project
The City of Clarkston received Federal Highway Administration funding and a State Road & Tollway Authority loan to embark on a streetscape enhancement and pedestrian improvement project. AMEC was selected in 2014 to work with the city to develop engineering and construction plans for various streetscape improvements along 1.5 miles of roadway. The targeted corridors, which includes various segments of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Market Street, Rowland Avenue and Norman Road, will link to neighborhoods and the downtown district while establishing an Interstate Highway gateway to the City.
Keith Barker, City Manager City of Clarkston
Contente Terry, Clarkston Streetscape Public Relations Manager: