Suwanee adopts update to downtown master plan

The Suwanee City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt the 2015 update to the Downtown Suwanee Master Plan.

The updated plan sets out four objectives for Suwanee to consider and perhaps pursue in the next few years including extending mixed-use development beyond Town Center along major corridors and developing the former DeLay property, near the library and PlayTown Suwanee, as a park. Additional goals include extending and constructing new roads to improve access in and around downtown and recognizing Old Town’s character and capacity to support destination-type uses.

Planning and Inspections Director Josh Campbell notes, New Town Center development will focus on the reconstruction of Buford Highway, which will include bike lanes, wide sidewalks, street trees, medians and turn lanes, and street furniture. This project, funded in part by a Livable Centers Initiative grant, is moving forward, but construction is likely more than a year away.

The entire 2015 Downtown Suwanee Master Plan update is available on the Docs & Downloads page at www.suwanee.com.

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