Mayor Kurt Wilson and City Councilmembers say they want to promote walkability. Under the proposed amendments, developers would be required to have sidewalks around the development, Council Mike Palermo said on Tuesday.
The goal is to model development after Alpharetta where successful live, work, play projects have been built or are in development at the downtown City Center, Avalon and the North Point district. Alpharetta has been so transformed in recent years that the city is building Alpha Loop linear park to connect the three destinations. Developers building office and mixed-use spaces along the park trail are sharing project costs with Alpharetta.