Roswell Mayors State of the City Address

Read Jonathan Copsey’s artcle “Wood: Roswell growing in jobs, population”

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The Roswell Riverwalk proposed 550 million

The group behind this $500 million development slated for the southeast quadrant of the GA 400/Holcomb Bridge interchange presented the proposal at the town Hall Meeting. The proposal includes over 1,500 residences, 1.7 million square feet of office and 500,000 square feet of retail. Over 40 percent of the land will be preserved as some form of green space and it will center on a small lake which will be the heart of the development with a 200 room hotel, Roswell’s largest, overlooking the lake.

Mr. Sloan is a landscape architect, urban planner and writer with international scope, located in Dallas, TX. He is the founder and director of Kevin Sloan Studio, a design studio principally concerned with the urban design and landscape architectural problems generated by the metropolitan city and its new and unprecedented formation.

Recent projects include master planning the 270-acre South Campus at Syracuse University in New York; the urban design at Vitruvian Park, a 100-acre mixed use development in north Dallas; the master plan for a dense urban addition on Lake Carolyn in Dallas; and the master plan for the Southern Methodist University’s winning submission for the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

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Roswell City Walk to Canton Street

roswell_river_walk_01Construction continues on the much anticipated Roswell City Walk Apartments. Contact Chipper for local insight about the neighborhood.
Roswell City Walk Near Canton Street Blog Post

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Roswell Riverwalk Village

173 Repost from Geoff Smith’s newsletter
Issue: 141114 November 14, 2014
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Roswell Riverwalk Emerges in Wake of Avalon

Alpharetta’s game-changing Avalon development opened last week as the largest project of its kind under construction in the country. Rather than catch its breath, North Fulton unveiled another development — this time in Roswell, that will be of similar scope and size. 

I’m not sure the ribbon had actually hit the ground yet at Alpharetta’s Avalon opening before Duke Land Group announced a mammoth project in Roswell initially called Roswell Riverwalk. The project will promote different uses than Avalon, offering more office space and a larger residential component. It will also be one of many large commercial projects on the docket for the Metro area. I was reading this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle and was surprised to see page after page of stories on new commercial developments. I know it has been a while since our economy tanked in 2007, and my memory is still hazy of everything prior to that year, but is it safe to say commercial development has officially taken off here in the metro area? Most of the projects over the last couple of years kind of looked like vacationers wading slowly into cold waters. I’m not totally sure the waters are warm now, but there are a lot of folks out there swimming in them. 

The Roswell project will certainly be one of the most impactful. The site is on the southeastern corner of the GA400/Holcomb Bridge Road interchange. It is the same site where the developers of Atlantic Station pitched a project prior to the economic downturn. That project failed mostly because of the developer’s inability to successfully convince nearby residents of the merits of the development. That project also was much larger in size to the current project and deviated much greater from the site’s existing land use. That developer also didn’t own the property – Duke Land Group does. 

The project includes a massive amount of office space, adding 1.7 million square feet to the area. According to local officials, North Fulton’s office space is currently close to, if not above, 90% occupied. So there is currently a demand for more of this kind of office space in North Fulton. 

The project also would add 1,556 residential units including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing. There would be 490,000 square feet of general commercial including retail, restaurant, entertainment and a grocery story. They will top it off with a school and a 200-room hotel. 

Property values and community impact: The project could very well be a key to unlock the property values of several large neighborhoods on the east side of Roswell – especially Martin’s Landing. This neighborhood has 1,964 homes whose property values have been held down largely because of its elementary school, and my alma-mater, Esther Jackson. The school has a high, 40% Hispanic population and ranks 1,136 out of the state’s 1,799 elementary schools. It has been very hard to sell houses to families with children in this school district.

Roswell Riverwalk will reduce much of that Hispanic population because the project will raze a massive apartment community that feeds into Esther Jackson. You could expect over the next year or so to see the impact as it begins the process of ending existing leases. 

Aside from propping up Esther Jackson Elementary, the project will also add fresh infrastructure in an aged area. East Roswell along Holcomb Bridge saw most of its retail leave when North Point Mall was built in the 1990s. The commercial developments are dated and under-performing. Roswell Riverwalk will add a main-street to the area with a very walkable retail area – all situated around an existing small lake. The project will boast a significant amount of greenspace and could run walking and biking trails to the nearby Chattahoochee River. These trails would connect to Roswell’s existing bike trail system that runs along the river and could go a long way in connecting that system with Alpharetta’s Big Creek trail system. This is a big deal because bikers would then be able to bike the trail system from along the river at the Cobb County line all the way up through Alpharetta and into Forsyth County. 

Community support: The previous project that failed was much larger in size with buildings above 18 stories. Roswell Riverwalk is pitching between 6 and 8 stories. Duke Land has already gotten ahead of the game in terms of reaching out to the community. Roswell’s citizens, especially on this side of town, are very vocal and very active. The project is likely to have to get a thumbs up from the city council, so it will be important for them to convince the nearby residents of the merits of the project. 

Duke Land called a meeting recently and invited several city officials and community leaders. Former councilman and community leader David Tolleson was invited to the meeting. 

Tolleson said there are a number of things he likes about the project including its significant greenspace and how, for a project of its size, it blends with the existing community. But he is still waiting for more specific details and commitments from Duke Land before taking an official stance.

It would be hard for the city to turn this project down because it does not deviate that much from the current land use. But, at the end of the day, we are talking about elected officials here. 

Time tables have not been set for this project, but it would likely be several years before we could see a tenant move in. But this is a major project for East Roswell and will significantly change the landscape of that area. 

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Roswell City Walk Near Canton Street

Frazier Street gets quite an upgrade to match the local scene developing in and around Canton Street. 320 class-A garden-style apartments are scheduled to be available for rent in January 2015. Visit the Roswell City Walk website to contact management.

The amenity areas include a swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping that will make you feel as though you are at a resort; an outdoor grilling bar and entertaining space to hang out with friends; a plush club room with pool table and media area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink at the bar; and an athletic conditioning room with leading-edge equipment.

The well-appointed finishes in your apartment home are meant to impress! Enjoy stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, vinyl wood plank flooring, 9 ft. ceilings, espresso-finished cabinets, enhanced lighting packages, walk-in closets, flexible floor plans and large entryways. All apartment homes are also equipped with washers and dryers.

–Quote from Roswell City Walk website

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Nathan Ware at Roswell’s Riverside Sounds Concert Series

Nathan Ware

“Music to me is not about the fame and fortune, its about creating a bond between you and I. Hopefully through these songs you will understand who I am as an artist and establish that bond between an artist and a fan. I hope my story touches you and I look forward to seeing you on the road!” -Ware

Nathan Ware will be performing live Saturday, October 4 on the bank of the Chattahoochee at Riverside Park from 7 to 9PM. Two food trucks and the Kona Ice premium shaved iceshould be on location providinh refreshments.

Nathan hails from the Woodstock Alpharetta area where he performed with his family’s band The Ware Boys. You can find him online at the links below as well as purchase his album.
Buy the new album from Nathan Ware here:

Roswell’s Riverside Sounds Concert SeriesRoswell’s Riverside Sounds Concert Series
575 Riverside Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

more info 770-641-3705
Facebook and Twitter @roswellculture

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Roswell’s Arts and Humanities October

National Arts & Humanities

Roswell’s October of Arts and Humanities. Check out events from Roswell’s new Arts &

Humanities Month brochure.

General Meeting

Roswell Historical Society
950 Forrest St. |

October 2, 6:30 pm
Ajax Hall, 786 Mimosa Blvd.
Free event

Roswell Collective Launch Party

Roswell Collective

October 2
37 Oak St.
Admission: $10
Contact: 678-731-7206

Creative Mill: Roswell Mill Art Exposition

Art Exhibition

October 2, 4-9 pm
October 3, 4-10 pm
Free event

85-A Mill St. |

Contact: Nicole Miles
770-650-7558 x101

First Friday Art Walk
Art Exhibition

October 3, 6-9 pm
Roswell Art District
Free event
Contact: Donna McDonald, 770-594-9511

Flea Fling
Roswell Historical Society
950 Forrest St. |
October 4 8 am-5 pm
Hembree Farm,
775 Hembree Rd.
Free event

A Sip of the South’s Boot’s n’ Barbecue at Bulloch Hall
Bulloch Hall
180 Bulloch Ave. |
October 4, 6:30 pm
Tickets: $50
Call for reservations: 770-992-1731 x2

Riverside Sounds Concert Featuring Nathan Ware

Historic & Cultural Affairs Division
38 Hill St., Suite 100 |

October 4, 7-9 pm
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd.
Free event

Creative Nature Wildlife and Landscape Photography Workshop

October 5

Roswell Wine Festival
October 5,2-5 pm
Canton St.
Tickets: $30-$40
Reserve online:

8th Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards

October 5

Artist Spotlight Opening Reception: Brian Giwojna

October 6

Roswell Library
115 Norcross St
October 9 and 23rd
11:30 am
Senior Citizen’s Day at the
Roswell Library
Free event
Contact: 770-640-3075

Adult Writing Class: Writing Children’s Books
Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Dr. |
October 9 an November 13
7-10 pm
$250 for six sessions
Contact: Bill Browning,

The Leading Role

October 9

Roswell Photographic Society Opening Reception

October 10

Roswell Photographic Society

October 10-November 21

Kids Can Write: Six Saturdays Writing Camp
Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Dr. |
October 11 thru November 15
10 am-4 pm
$250 for six sessions
Contact: Bill Browning,

Fall Farm Day

October 11

Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade

October 11

The Hunts Live! in Roswell

October 11

Harvest on the Hooch

October 12

Wilderness Act Performance Series

October 12

Chopin Society of Atlanta Piano Recital by Ewa Poblocka

October 12

Themes from the Old World Concert

October 12

Story Slam: Falling

October 13

Creative Alliance Workshop on Social Media

October 14

CHALK for Arts Education

October 15

gloATL Dancers Return to Roswell

October 16

Alive After Five

October 16

Free event concert at Alive After Five – along Canton Street

October 16

Fantasy of the Opera Concert

October 17

Halloween Hikes

October 17-18 and 24-25

Horror at the Hooch

October 17-18

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre

October 17-18

Dracula in the Twilight Years

October 17-19

Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta – Roswell

October 18-19

Photo Walk

October 18


October 18

Roswell Cemetery Cleanup
Roswell Historical Society
950 Forrest St. |
October 18, 9:30-11:30 am
Old Roswell Cemetery
Free event

Help Clean up!

Ale Yeah! Beer Tasting at Barrington Hall
Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Dr. |
October 18
7-9 pm
Tickets: $20
Contact: Bill Browning,

RFAA Monthly Meeting

October 21

Arts & Humanities Month Proclamation
Historic & Cultural Affairs Division
38 Hill St., Suite 100 |

October 22, 7 pm
Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St.
Free event
Contact: 770-641-3705

Halloween Fun House

October 24

Beasties at Barrington

October 24-25

Mother/Son Halloween Dance

October 25

Open Hearth Cooking Class

October 25

Elephant Man Preview

October 29

Public Conversation on the Arts (cosponsored by Roswell NEXT)

October 30

Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance

October 30-November 16

Tuesday Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson

6:30-9:30 pm
$50 per session
Call for schedule:

The Wednesday Evening Lectures


Improv Show


Genesis Show

September 19 thru November 6

Images of Rural Georgia at Anna Lee’s

October thru September 2015

More Information

Roswell’s October of Arts and Humanities at

For more information, contact Morgan Timmis at 770-641-3705 or

2014-2015 Roswell Arts and Cultural Organizations Directory

Arts & Humanities Month brochure

Roswell’s October Cultural Arts Center Calendar

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Upcoming Holcomb Bridge Road Projects

Old Alabama and Holcomb Bridge

Old Alabama and Holcomb Bridge

Road improvements will begin next week by the Roswell DOT and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Improvements are planned for Old Alabama/Holcomb Bridge Rd and Holcomb Bridge Road/Warsaw Road intersections.

First up is to improve the Old Alabama Road at Old Alabama Road Connector by adding a turn lane starting from Old Alabama Rd down Holcomb Bridge Rd entering onto 400. The project should be completed in December.

Next up is the Holcomb Bridge Road at Warsaw Road Intersection. Traffic flow will be improved for the left turn lane radius.Work should be completed in November.

For more information site

Holcomb Bridge Road Corridor Study Recommendastions Graphic

Warsaw Rd information

For additional info view Roswell Patch article

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Sprouts in Roswell

Hey Roswell!! You are getting a Sprouts in the old Winn-Dixie marketplace shopping center!!! you are getting a Sprouts in located at the intersection of Mansell and HWY 9 behind the Starbucks. The place is really going to be nice. Roswell residents will be getting the fresh vegetables from Sprouts. It’s a great organization and welcome to Roswell!!!

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Avalon Community Construction

Avalon is located here in the heart of Alpharetta Georgia. It is a multi-mix use community. It has mall, residential, and everything in between. It is the largest current construction site in Georgia. There are going to be movie theaters and office complexes, residential apartments, condos, townhomes, and homes. It is a wonderful large draw for residential and commercial real estate. If you’re interested call Chipper 770 993-9200








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