SNELLVILLE – The city council approved an Atlanta-based firm’s bid of $132,000 to create the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan Monday.
“After discussion and careful consideration and by a unanimous decision, the city’s Comprehensive Plan Review Committee recommend award of the contact to Jacobs Atlanta-based Advance Planning Group, led by Jim Summerbell, AICP,” said Planning and Development Director Jason Thompson.
Jacobs bested six other firms. Three companies were chosen as finalists to create the plan including Jacobs, TSW and Amec Foster Wheeler. Jacobs will now be tasked to collect public and professional input through community meetings, disseminate findings and ultimately write the plan that will shape the city’s future for decades to come.
The City of Snellville 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted Feb. 9, 2009. Since then, the city has worked to create a Towne Center in the downtown area. A major focus of the new plan will be to expand the Towne Center around a city market and library though a partnership with Gwinnett County. Officials believe the market and library will be a catalyst for commercial and residential growth in the areas surrounding City Hall and elsewhere.