TSW congratulates Auburn, Georgia, on its recent designation as a 2021 Visionary City by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine. The historic town, located in both Gwinnett and Barrow Counties, was honored for “thoughtfully planning a new downtown development that will include a new city hall, 150 homes, and up to 20,000 square feet of commercial space”.
TSW had the privilege of working with Auburn’s citizens and leadership to develop the vision for revitalization and expansion of the downtown district. Through an LCI study funded by an Atlanta Regional Commission grant, TSW and city stakeholders articulated design options to help the city qualify for transportation improvement funding. Then, TSW hosted a three-day charette to bring visual imagery and best practice advice to the downtown plan.
Auburn was honored as part of the second annual Visionary City Awards presented by the Georgia Municipal Association in partnership with Georgia Trend magazine. The awards honor cities that have created positive community change through effective civic engagement and collaboration designed to foster healthy working relationships and make communities places where people truly love to live and work. Cities were judged on:
- Civic Engagement
- Inclusiveness and Equity
- Bringing long-term value to the community
To learn more about the award, click on the link: www.gacities.com/Resources/Award-Opportunities/Visionary-City-Award.aspx