This month the city of Suwanee will begin the process of updating the 2002 Old Town Master Plan.In a collaborative effort, city officials, residents and consultants will attempt to blend old with new, past with present.
Quiet, quaint, and once the hub of Suwanee's business district, Historic Old Town is a short distance southwest of Suwanee Town Center. Just off Buford Highway, which runs directly through Suwanee, buildings like Pierce's Corner Antiques and Rhodes House are reminiscent of days gone by, yet are still an integral part of Suwanee. By revamping the 2002 Old Town Master Plan, city officials will attempt to merge Historic Old Town Suwanee and Suwanee Town Center into one unique Suwanee downtown area.
To that end, the city has contracted with Ecos Environmental Design (EED), an Atlanta-based firm specializing in landscape architecture and urban design. EED will spend six-to-nine months leading the downtown master developmental committee. The estimated cost of the initial planning process is approximately $85,000.
In orchestrating a viable plan, public input will be sought by EED, county officials and a combined group of approximately fifteen residents and business owners. The initial process begins this month, with open Suwanee community meetings beginning in October.