This is a place to ask questions and give suggestions on the Towne Center Project.
Below is the updated Towne Center @ Snellville Vision & Master Plan. This plan is an opportunistic vision that requires the participation of the community in order to make it a success.
I wish Snellville would include an auditorium/theater in the Town Center. The City could easily rent it out as a money making venue, plus it would give people a location for performing arts. We really don't have a good venue for dance recitals, concerts, etc. SGHS doesn't really want to rent out the school's theater any more than it absolutely has to.
I think putting up a sign that says Welcome Center in the lobby of the new building would be great, too.
My family lives just outside Snellville, and due to the lack of independent retailers and restaurants, along with the traffic and light situation, we mostly shop and eat in Loganville or out of state. I can assure you that these plans will guarantee that we never step foot in your town unless we absolutely have to. The library can be expanded right where it is without creating even more traffic in areas that are already a nightmare.
A passive park? Given the heat most of the year, and the limited housing, the subdivision nearby just got a free park that only they can really use. Bistros and food trucks? Snellville has a long record of shunning restaurants that aren't part of a chain, and that goes double for retailers.
I hate to see grants or state/federal funds being used for something that doesn't impact the most people.
1. Bury the power lines at major intersections. The Texaco-SGHS-Burger King- Wells Fargo is an eyesore.
2. Get rid of the plaza with American Deli in it. It looks ghetto. Especially with the HORRIBLE color they painted it. Force them to paint a nice cream and add low voltage accent lighting if you can't get rid of it.
3. Change all street lights to the LED type. Save money and add appeal.
4. Build overhead walkway from SGHS and add nice lighting effect with traffic times from that point to Stone Mountain, The Shoppes, and Briscoe Park.
By the way....absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea. Just make sure the shoppes don't appeal to crowds that will just hangout. As long as the theme is centered around community, family, and health vs commerce we should be good in insulating ourselves from ghetto patrons. Real talk.
I feel that Clower Street should be the focus of the intimate, quaint shops of the town center and let the "big box" venues, theatres, market places, etc., surround this area on the more traveled roads, i.e. Oak and Wisteria.