Officials from both Duluth and Johns Creek have to approve them before they're revealed, Marelle said, but potential designs are expected to be shown at a pair of public meetings later this month.
The first will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Johns Creek City Hall, 12000 Findley Road. The second will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 30 at Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main St.
Such a project has been a topic of discussion throughout the years, but Marelle said the idea gained traction last year when Johns Creek purchased the 133-acre plot known as the Cauley Creek property, which abuts the Chattahoochee River near Rogers Bridge.
Marelle didn’t have a full price tag for the potential project, but said the design phase cost $500,000. Of that money, $400,000 came from a federal grant and the remainder was divided evenly among the cities and counties involved.
Marelle said officials hope to have the project fully completed within four years — “five at the most.”
“Everybody, I think, has become very excited as to the benefits of what this could do for the residents,” Marelle said.