On March 8, 2012, the City unveiled a new redevelopment initiative: Project Renaissance – A New Georgetown. This new initiative is a revitalization effort to implement the community-developed Georgetown / North Shallowford Master Plan (adopted in 2011) and promote a catalytic redevelopment opportunity for the Georgetown area. Project Renaissance activates 35 acres of land off of North Shallowford Road – a 16 acre parcel owned by the City and a 19 acre property the City has under contract.
On April 17, 2013 the City of Dunwoody officially broke ground on the development of the 16-acre site, beginning construction on Georgetown Park. The park officially opened on May 17, 2014.
A PUBLIC/PRIVATE REVITALIZATION PARTNERSHIP
Following an Invitation for Proposals (IFP) the City entered into a strategic public/private revitalization partnership with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods to begin a 35 acre catalytic redevelopment in the Georgetown area. The proposal from John Wieland dovetails with the proposed land use scenarios and ideas presented in the Georgetown Master Plan with traditional neighborhood urban design elements.
16 Acre Site - Dunwoody Green - Residential Elements
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods’s site plan for the 16 acre site features traditional urban design elements that create a village feel. The land plan is designed to utilize much of the existing road network. A variety of residential products at multiple price points and sizes will be offered, attracting a variety of home buyers. Homes will range from 2100 sq ft to more than 3000 sq ft. Eye-catching elevations will create a unique streetscape, providing quality aesthetic benefits and livability.
16 Acre Site - Georgetown Park - City Elements
The City is building a multi-use trail/linear park across the entire 16 acre site, connect to the 19 acre site; an approximately 1.4 acre central park area; an approximately 1.9 acre park area with signature playground on the Chamblee Dunwoody side of the property; and reserve approximately 3 acres on the North Shallowford side of the site for a future neighborhood commercial node.
19 Acre Site - Residential Elements
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhood’s redevelopment of the 19 acre site will create a vibrant center of activity in Georgetown. The residential development will be a quiet enclave of homes, tucked away from the liveliness of the park and open spaces, but still very much connected and an essential part of the success of the overall redevelopment. Homesites on this property will appeal to a variety of buyers but will be geared especially towards the empty nester, featuring easy to maintain lots and homes designed with master bedrooms on the main level.
19 Acre Site - City Elements
The City will continue the multi-use trail/linear park from the 16 acre site across the 19 acre site, allowing a possible future connection to Brook Run Park. Additionally, the City plans to develop an approximately 5 acre open field-type park on the North Shallowford side of the site and an approximately 3 acre passive wooded nature area with soft-surface walking trails along the Nancy Creek side of the site.
In early June 2012, the City and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods
signed a Letter of Intent which expresses the basic conditions and
business terms being considered as an agreement is finalized.
PROJECT RENAISSANCE PARKS AND TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
September 4, 2012: Public Presentation PDF
Project Renaissance Downloads