The project got underway in
1999. Sandy Springs Revitalization, Inc. was contracted to
manage the planning process with design consultants Alta Mira,
Glatting Jackson and Grice Associates. Residents participated in
the hands-on solution to their traffic problems at a visioning
workshop held in April. In June SSRI sponsored a community
transportation form called "Transportation Design for Livable Streets"
which attracted a region-wide audience to learn
from the experts about traffic calming.
Prebble performed a dual role on this project both as a private
citizen and SSRI staffer -- chairing the neighborhood committee that
led the design to completion, and as the SSRI Marketing Communications
Manager, coordinating all of the public involvement.
the design in hand, SSRI and Fulton County applied for $1.3 million
dollars in federal transportation enhancement funds, to be combined
with local matching funds from Fulton County. When ARC released
the draft 2003 - 2005 TIP, the River Valley construction funds has
mysteriously vanished. Thanks to quick action by Marketing
Communications and the active support of neighborhood residents and
elected officials, the funds have now been reinstated. Fulton
County anticipates that engineering will begin in 2003.
Pictured: Helen Tapp
reviews proposed traffic calming schematic design at the Livable