Pond was recently selected by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as the winner of the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) award for the work done on the Mableton Town Square in Cobb County. The honor was presented November 30 at the annual GPTQ Preconstruction Design Awards during the 2016 ACEC Georgia Transportation Summit. More than 950 leaders from different communities, industries and businesses attended the annual event, now in its 22nd year.
The Mableton Town Square is truly the central hub for the creation of a new town center and the first step in the long-range plans laid out in the South Cobb Town Center Lifelong Community Study completed in 2010. The project included an extensive Concept Development, Public Involvement Program, Database Preparation, Preliminary Design, Right of Way Plans and Final Design. It is the first transportation project to be completed in the implementation of the Lifelong Mableton Vision according to the recently adopted Mableton Form Based Code.
The project consists of a one-way circulation road around the nearly football-field-sized Town Square directly adjacent to Mableton Elementary School. This project also provides a new connection from Old Floyd Road via an extension of existing Walker Drive. The project development is a success story and part of an active public involvement process.
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