SUWANEE, GA — After a strong community push and unanimous City Council vote for a new community park in 2016, the City of Suwanee is moving closer to the construction of Town Center on Main – a dynamic sister park to their beloved Town Center Park. Backed by a need to expand City parks and trails, the project is set to promote community recreation and create critical connections to an existing City trails network.
Having successfully designed the Town Center Park, CPL was once again selected by the City to provide planning, design, and construction documentation for the new 25-acre park located in the heart of downtown Suwanee. Leading the multi-disciplined project team is CPL Principal, Kevin McOmber, P.E., and Project Manager, Brian Miller, P.E., SE.
The park, affectionately named for its location and logical extension of Town Center, will feature a variety of custom amenities including extra-wide sidewalks, two water fixtures, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and an elevated, park-spanning pedestrian bridge. At roughly 900 feet long, 20 feet high and up to 20 feet wide, this iconic, multi-use bridge will help characterize the park with its architectural appeal and one-of-a-kind views.
Once completed, Town Center on Main will also resolve a longtime road safety issue by providing a safer, less congested re-alignment and extension through the park to an existing traffic signal.
The project’s construction documents are currently at 75% and will be completed by Fall of 2021, with expected construction to begin at that time.
CPL Landscape Architect, Bryon McCarley, RLA, summarized, “Suwanee Town Center on Main is truly a project of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to create an iconic, pedestrian-friendly destination park in the heart of Suwanee.”
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