(Marietta, Ga. – April 21, 2016) Officials will celebrate the official unveiling of the Mableton Town Square 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, outside Mableton Elementary School.
The $2.2 million project creates a new football field-sized public park for the community next door to 5220 Church Street, Mableton. The joint project by Cobb County Community Development, PARKS and Department of Transportation was funded by the county 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
In case of rain, the event will be held inside the school gymnasium.
The ceremony, which will include remarks by former Gov. Roy Barnes and a song performance by Mableton Elementary School students, marks continuing community improvements that started in 2001 with a development effort known as “Lifelong Mableton.” In 2009, the Atlanta Regional Commission embarked on a program called “Lifelong Communities” to study how localities could improve facilities for seniors so they could remain in their original homes.
In 2010, Cobb County had a town plan created for the area, resulting in the Mableton Design Charette code. In August 2012, the Cobb School System and the County worked collaboratively to design and open Mableton Elementary School as a part of the plan.
The Town Square project improves pedestrian safety and connectivity to the elementary school. It also involved the development of a new roadway, known as Mableton Town Square, at Walker Drive and Old Floyd Road. Originally known as the Walker Drive project, it accommodates on-street parking and wide sidewalks to encourage pedestrian activity.
Information about the Mableton Master Plan and form-based code is available at www.comdev.cobbcountyga/-mabletoncharette.
An overall view of the new Town Square layout is located at https://cobbcounty.org/images/documents/dot/projects/2015-06-08_TRAFFIC_SQUARE_PLAN_24x36.pdf.