In 2017, TSW, a planning and design firm, was retained by the City of Flowery Branch to provide on-call planning services. These services include site development reviews, architectural reviews, and site design drawings that align with the City’s long-term goals. Since working with the City, TSW has created a list of proposed priority, fiscally-constrained capital improvement projects. These projects include the development of a downtown park/town green, Farmhouse Park, East Main Street Trail, Mulberry & Spring Street Trails, Gainesville Highway to LIghts Ferry Trail, Gainesville Highway Trail to Farmhouse Park, Jones Road Trail Park Connector, and streetscape projects on Mitchell Street, Pine Street, and Railroad Avenue.
Currently, TSW is helping the City acquire funding for trail projects through GDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program. The program funds “non-traditional” transportation projects like pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, and streetscaping projects. If the City is awarded funding, they will receive around $2.7 million to implement a trail network and connections in and around the downtown area. With TSW’s help, the City of Flowery Branch is taking steps to create a more walkable, bike-friendly community by developing a network of trails and parks that will connect residents and visitors to the downtown area. These projects will not only improve the quality of life for residents but also support economic development and tourism in the area.
Overall, TSW is making a significant impact in the City of Flowery Branch, by assisting in the development of priority projects that align with the City’s long-term goals. These projects will not only improve the quality of life for residents but also support economic development and tourism in the area. The firm’s assistance in securing funding for these projects through GDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program is a testament to their expertise in the field and ability to support the City in achieving its goals.