Monday, March 14, 2011

Schedule announced for Crabapple planning process.


All meetings are open to the public

MILTON, Ga., March 14, 2011 - The schedule for the Crabapple master planning process was announced today and includes an open comment period and specific sessions on multiple days and times to accommodate the wide variety of input needed.
These meetings, all held at Milton's City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107 (click here for directions), are open to the public and input is always welcome.

If you would like to provide comment on Crabapple's future and are not able to attend any of these meetings or open houses, please e-mail the City of Milton at the e-mail address created for this process,
Design open houses
Non-structured design open houses will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall weekdays starting Thursday, March 17 and lasting through Tuesday, March 29. The public is invited to stop by and talk during these times. Comment cards will also be available for written input.
Please note: These open houses will segue into the March 21, 22 and 25 meetings listed below.
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For most Milton residents, the most convenient meeting will be on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. following the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Prior to the meeting, design sketches will be posted at the City of Milton's Web site,, on the home page and linked from the day's calendar event.
Stakeholder group meetings

Stakeholder groups -- those directly affected by the master planning process -- will meet throughout the next two days. These groups have all been previously contacted by City of Milton planning staff. However, as with all these planning meetings, the public at large is welcome to attend.
Crabapple business owners: Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Crabapple churches and schools: Tuesday, March 15 at noon.
Historic Preservation Commission: Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Crabapple property owners: Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m.
Crabapple neighborhoods: Wednesday, March 16 at noon.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Wednesday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Progress meetings
There are also two progress meetings Tuesday, March 22 and Friday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at Milton City Hall. These meetings will include drawings and presentations on how the planning is evolving based on the input from the previous meetings.

This process, presented by Lew Oliver, Inc. Whole Town Solutions, is aimed at updating and retooling the existing Crabapple Crossroads Master Plan to more accurately reflect the economic, transportation and growth realities of the area.

For more information on any of these meetings or open houses, please contact city planner Michele McIntosh-Ross at 678-242-2538 or e-mail Again, you may also always provide input through the e-mail address set up for this planning process,

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