The City of South Fulton and the City of Chattahoochee Hills recently received a $100,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission to fund development of a master plan for Campbellton Crossroads Village. Community members will have the opportunity to participate in the planning process through a series of public meetings.
A virtual open house is planned for Wednesday, June 24 at 12 p.m. A consultant from Pond & Company, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction firm, will present information on existing conditions and discuss next steps in the planning process.
“We are excited to partner with the City of Chattahoochee Hills to bring a new level of viability to the Campbellton Crossroads Village,” said City of South Fulton City Manager Odie Donald II. “Together, we will create a roadmap for enhancing business development and employment, transportation alternatives, recreation opportunities and historic preservation in addition to design and zoning guidelines.”
According to chatthillhistory.com, the town of Campbellton was incorporated in 1829 and served as the county seat of Campbell County until 1871. Once home to 1,200 people, the town boasted a courthouse, doctor’s office and pharmacy, lodge hall, academy, hotel, retail shops and post office. Its streets were designed in a grid pattern and an impressive two-story brick courthouse, built in 1835, was the center of the town. Today, a monument marks the courthouse site.
Building on the historic town center location, Chattahoochee Hills and South Fulton officials will work to create opportunities for residents and visitors, including mixed-use neighborhoods with a variety of housing types and prices, walking corridors, business opportunities, easy access to quality goods and services and other options that will elevate the town’s quality of life.
The master planning process will occur in multiple steps, including an assessment of the town’s current condition, a market analysis that will influence development recommendations, gathering public input and creation of a concept plan.
“We will preserve the town’s historic design and structures while creating options for the modern amenities residents tell us they want,” Donald said. “We are thankful to the leadership of Chattahoochee Hills for their willingness to work together on this historic project and we owe a debt of gratitude to the Atlanta Regional Commission for seeing the significance of our efforts and being willing to invest in them.”
In addition to today’s virtual open house, community members can also participate in the master planning process by using the mapping and comment tool and taking an online survey.
A socially distanced pop up workshop will take place on July 11, followed by a virtual charrette and public presentation on July 14 – July 16. More details on how to participate are available on the project landing page.