As part of our most recent master plan update, we identified several areas of study to determine short-term and long-term infrastructure needs. By examining connections, utilization and feasibility, we will make informed decisions while planning for the successful future of our district.

A primary objective of the CID is to respond to the dynamic and varied travel needs of the area. To that end, we are conducting studies that concentrate on implementing multi-modal transportation options using a Complete Streets design. The Town Center CID’s current studies examine possible improvements to central, core thoroughfares in the district: Barrett Lakes Boulevard Corridor Study, Big Shanty Road Corridor Study, and Noonday Creek Trail Crossing at Cobb Parkway LCI Study. Through these studies, we can safely and effectively accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles of all sizes for cohesive travel throughout the district.

CURRENT STUDIES

Barrett Lakes Boulevard Corridor Study

Consulting Firms: Croy Engineering and Pond and Company
Expected Completion Date: Summer 2019

The purpose of this study is to gather data, identify pain points, address concerns and make recommendations to remediate them. Croy and Pond will hold intermittent public information meetings and glean feedback from community stakeholders.

Learn more and submit comments at www.barrettlakesblvd.com

Studies: Barrett Lakes Boulevard Corridor Study
Studies: Big Shanty Corridor Study

Big Shanty Corridor Study

Consulting Firms: Croy Engineering and Pond and Company
Expected Completion Date: Summer 2019

The purpose of this study is to gather data, identify pain points, address concerns and make recommendations to remediate them. Croy and Pond will hold intermittent public information meetings and glean feedback from the community.

Learn more and leave feedback at www.bigshantyroad.com

Noonday Creek Trail Crossing at Cobb Parkway LCI Study

Consulting Firm: Kimley-Horn and Associates
Expected Completion Date: Summer 2019

The purpose of this study is to find a safer solution for pedestrians and cyclists using the Noonday Creek Trail to cross Cobb Parkway. This study is a partnership between the Town Center CID and the City of Kennesaw, and it is a part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program to create vibrant, walkable communities. All options are being considered at this point.

Studies: Noonday Creek Trail Crossing at Cobb Parkway LCI Study

How Studies Work

For each study we undertake, the Town Center CID partners with an experienced consulting firm who determines how the area of study could best serve the interests of the district. The firm does this by:

  1. Analyzing existing conditions, growth trends, greenspace and traffic patterns
  2. Assessing needs, with the aim of guiding future transportation and economic activities
  3. Giving citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions. Using Public Open House Meetings, the community can help identify challenges and opportunities along and adjacent to the corridor, then assist in developing concepts that address these.
  4. Providing recommendations, such as improvements to roadway infrastructure, intersections, sidewalks and trails, landscaping, lighting, medians, signage, and smart corridor technology
  5. Developing alternatives to implement the appropriate multimodal roadways that will best support land uses and natural environments

By thoroughly analyzing and assessing the needs of the specific area being studied, the firm is able to provide a roadmap of recommendations for the CID to consider, prioritize and—if it makes sense—undertake.

A Closer Look

What does a Complete Streets Network look like?