Project Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Completion Date: 2015
The City of Kennesaw sought community input to develop a shared vision for the future growth of the study area. Market demand in City of Kennesaw has greatly changed since the previous LCI initiatives completed. Kennesaw State University has seen tremendous growth, bringing with it a population of students, faculty and staff looking for housing options, entertainment, recreation, shopping, and access to the local office parks. This LCI study provided market based guidance for future growth and quality of life in Downtown Kennesaw to create vibrant, walkable, mixed use centers that address this growing community’s needs.
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: Public engagement strategies included “porch meetings” hosted by the local barbershop and a local non-profit to solicit informal input; discussion sessions at the Kennesaw Food Truck Friday; and an input session at the Pigs and Peaches Festival. Additionally, we hosted a day long design charrette at the Historic Train Depot.