Roswell hires consultant to guide Doc’s Cafe preservation

An old building that housed Doc’s Cafe in Roswell has been moved to make way for the Oxbo Road reconstruction, and the city has hired a consultant to help it determine a permanent location for the historic structure.

The Roswell City Council wants to preserve the building and approved a $40,000 contract with VHB, an engineering consulting firm, to do a structural assessment of it.

VHB also will evaluate three city-owned sites that could take the building, considering such issues as site prep, parking availability, ADA access, drainage, detention requirements and utility connections.

Doc’s Cafe previously was at 20 Oxbo Road. The city had intended to move it across the street, but that location proved unworkable. The building has been temporarily moved to Oxbo Linear Park while the city decides its fate.