The City Springs project recently reached the one-year anniversary of the commencement of construction. There has been significant progress, particularly on the underground parking infrastructure and the performing arts center.
The photo below was taken from the top row of seating, looking down onto the stage and there is truly not a bad seat in the house! The other photo looks down into a portion of the underground garage, which will provide parking for over 800 vehicles.
City Springs will be the epicenter of Sandy Springs, serving as a gathering place for the arts, entertainment, festivals, community events and celebrations. For more details on City Springs and to keep track of its progress through weekly updates, please visit www.CitySprings.com.
There is obviously much work still to be done, with the project approximately 18 months from completion. In the coming months, there will be periodic road and lane closures, like Mt. Vernon between Sandy Springs Circle and Roswell Rd., which will remain closed through the end of the year. We understand that this can be frustrating and the construction team is doing its best to remain on schedule while creating as little disruption in the area as possible.
Sandy Springs Circle
As part of the downtown master plan, the city council in 2012 approved a project to two-lane a portion of Sandy Springs Circle between Hammond Dr. and Mount Vernon, in front of the Heritage Sandy Springs facility. The objective is to create a landscaped, tree-lined artery that gives that stretch of roadway a character and feel of "Main Street" while calming the traffic speeds in what will be a heavy pedestrian corridor. Many residents are excited about the revitalization of downtown Sandy Springs and feel that this project is an important component of the overall plan.
Naturally, there are questions about the impact to traffic and your staff and council members are reevaluating this project with updated statistics and information. You are encouraged to attend the open house this Wednesday, August 17th, at 7 p.m. at City Hall to see the data that we are seeing and talk with members of the team about this project. We hope to see you there this Wednesday.
Upcoming Traffic Closures
Riverside Dr./I-285 Bridge Closure for LAST weekend in August:
-Friday night at 9pm, 8/19 to Monday at 5am, 8/22
Mark Your Calendars
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH. 6pm. City Hall
Sandy Springs City Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH. 6pm. City Hall
District 3 Rezoning Public Meeting
A public meeting for the requested rezoning of 6045 - 6105 Glenridge Dr. from R-2 to R-5 will be held on Wed., 8/17at City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH. 7pm*. City Hall*
Sandy Springs Circle Road Project Public Meeting
*Please note that this is a change from the original starting time of 6 p.m. and the original location of Heritage Hall.
The community meeting on the potential Sandy Springs Circle project is scheduled for August 17th at City Hall starting at 7pm.
If you are interested in reading the Week in Review provided by the City Manager regarding work activity on behalf of the community, you can access it here for the week ending in August 12th.
As always, if you have questions or wish to discuss matters involving your neighborhood or city, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much and I hope everyone has a great week.