“The facility is currently operating above its current design capacity due to population growth in the city over the last 20 years,” staff said in a report to the council.
The retail study is a three-year process conducted with consulting group NextSite. Its purpose is to provide research and data for Roswell’s six main corridors.
Basco began the job July 1, focusing on the corporate, association and SMERF (social, military, educational, religious and fraternal) markets, according to a Visit Roswell announcement.
A few years ago, the city added about 15 additional paid parking spots, but with this vote, more could be added.
Roswell Inc, the city’s economic development arm, came under fire at the June 24 City Council meeting over continued funding for a citywide retail study. The City Council voted 3-2 to increase the organization’s funding by $40,000, but it did not come without pains.
A 20-foot-wide driveway with curbs and gutters will connect the parking lots of the Adult Recreation Center and Aquatic Center, allowing emergency personnel and residents to reach either park more easily, staff said.
Roswell has been considering charging for 19 parking spaces on Elizabeth Way and 14 to 18 spaces on Canton Street next to the Heart of Roswell Park in the historic downtown district. Staff recommended that the pay model not apply to handicapped spaces.
It will build a new home there for ownership by a Habitat family. The council agreed to reallocate the 2018 HOME funds and part of the 2019 HOME funds for a total grant award of $237,964 to Habitat.
Roswell residents will have the opportunity to buy do-it-yourself rain barrel kits, a program of the city and Keep Roswell Beautiful.
After sitting vacant for two years, a former Super Target in East Roswell could become a $75 million development with hundreds of apartments connected to retail and restaurants.