Client: Gwinnett Place CID
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
Status: Completed early 2017
TSW was retained by the Gwinnett Community Improvement District (CID) to conduct a feasibility and scoping study for enhancing connectivity via a multi-use trail from McDaniel Farm Park to the Gwinnett Place area. The goal of the project was to improve accessibility and connectivity for the community by creating a trail that would connect two popular destinations in the area.
As part of the Gwinnett Place Connected CID Connected: McDaniel Farm Park to Gwinnett Place project, TSW conducted a user spatial analysis to identify possible new redevelopment, existing points of interest, and employment locations. This analysis helped to better understand the potential trail users and their needs. Following the user spatial analysis, TSW developed potential trail alignments, along with cost estimates and typical sections. These alignments were designed to maximize the trails’ user benefits while minimizing known impacts and challenges, and to develop a preferred trail alignment.
Community engagement played a significant role in the development of the preferred trail alignment. TSW conducted intercept surveys at three different locations, an online survey, and outreach communication in English, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin. The surveys and outreach helped to gather feedback from the community on the preferred trail alignment, as well as to understand the community’s needs and priorities for the trail.
Overall, the feasibility and scoping study for the multi-use trail aimed to improve accessibility and connectivity for the community by creating a trail that would connect two popular destinations in the area. The study took into account the needs and feedback of the community, and the preferred trail alignment is expected to be implemented in the near future.