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Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

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Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

Riverwalk Village

Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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Architects flocking to Atlanta last week for the AIA National Convention were treated to a new ground-floor headquarters designed by 5G Studio Collaborative for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
 
The 2,000-square-foot space takes one corner of the Woodruff Volunteer Center, a 17-story building from the 1960s that sits across the street from Hurt Park in Downtown Atlanta. The park and the new streetcar line on Edgewood Avenue gives AIA ATL a strong street presence, aided by 5G Studio's highly transparent design, which sits behind a colonnade at the base of the building and 16-foot-high storefront glazing.
 
 
The new AIA Atlanta/AIA Georgia storefront space, which opened in November 2014, is across the street from a stop on the city's new 2.3-mile streetcar loop. (Photo: Aaron Albrecht, courtesy of 5G Studio Collaborative)
 
Of note here is the large vertical bi-fold door set into a wall clad with locally sourced "forest free" oak (5G Studio designer Aaron Albrecht explained to me the wood for this wall was salvaged from trees that would otherwise have gone to the chipper). When closed, the door merges with the wood wall so the gallery space can host various events; when open, a larger meeting room, classroom or lecture hall is created. In the latter scenario, the goings-on inside the room – be it a lecture, a class or even a conference – are displayed to passersby through the storefront glass, inviting the public inside.
 
 
A thickened wall clad in zinc intersects perpendicularly with the wood wall. (Photo: Jonathan Hillyer, courtesy of 5G Studio Collaborative)
 
The existing building – a 22-foot-high space with an exposed concrete waffle slab, exposed brick floors, an original bank vault, and the storefront glass – put some constraints on the design, specifically the wood wall's location 7'-8" from the south-facing storefront. This dimension meant the door could be just over 14 feet high, in order for the two halves to fold up within the space.
 
 
When closed, the door is a hidden part of the wood wall, but when open it serves as a low ceiling over the extended meeting-room space. (Photos: Jonathan Hillyer, courtesy of 5G Studio Collaborative)
 
With such a large door, 5G Studio went with bi-folds manufactured by Schweiss from Minnesota, a company that typically fabricates doors for airplane hangars, barns and the like. Foresite Group engineered the doors, which weigh 1,000 pounds each, to within a 1/2" tolerance for installation into the existing building. More stringently, Eutree installed the quarter-sawn white oak cladding after the doors were in place to within a 1/16" tolerance, so when closed the door looks like it is a seamless part of the wood wall. When open, the door's bottom leaf nearly aligns with the wood-clad ceiling of the meeting room, further uniting the two spaces that serve as a means for these AIA chapters to engage the public.
 
 
The meeting space gives views through the gallery and storefront glazing to Edgewood Avenue and the park beyond. (Photo: Jonathan Hillyer, courtesy of 5G Studio Collaborative)
Axonometric floor plan showing gallery, conference room, office space, and location of AIA Georgia office space (Drawing: 5G Studio Collaborative)
Interior elevation gallery's wood wall (Drawing: 5G Studio Collaborative)
 
 
Diagram showing transformation of existing ground-floor space in the Woodruff Volunteer Center (Drawing: 5G Studio Collaborative)
 
 
Exploded axonometric showing assembly of bi-fold door and wood wall (Drawing: 5G Studio Collaborative)

 

   

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Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School. - See more at: http://rebusinessonline.com/duke-land-group-unveils-plans-for-riverwalk-village-in-roswell/#sthash.APWsZGrv.dpuf
Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School. - See more at: http://rebusinessonline.com/duke-land-group-unveils-plans-for-riverwalk-village-in-roswell/#sthash.APWsZGrv.dpuf

Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

Riverwalk Village

Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

Riverwalk Village

Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

Riverwalk Village

Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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Duke Land Group Unveils Plans for Riverwalk Village in Roswell

Riverwalk Village

Preliminary plans for Roswell's Riverwalk Village include 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School.

ROSWELL, GA. — Duke Land Group has unveiled preliminary plans for Riverwalk Village, a 104-acre mixed-use development in Roswell. The project will be located between Georgia 400 and Old Alabama Road. Approximately 43 percent of the land will be preserved as open space, including parks, public spaces, pedestrian-oriented zones and a system of walking and biking trails that will connect Riverwalk Village and surrounding neighborhoods to the Chattahoochee River. The project’s developers plan to construct open channel streams to an existing lake on the site, which will be surrounded with boardwalks, restaurants and retailers. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will review the proposed site plan, which calls for 1,500 residential units, including single-family attached, multifamily and active adult housing; 490,000 square feet of general commercial real estate including retail, restaurant, entertainment and grocery; 1.7 million square feet of office space; a 200-room hotel; and 200,000 square feet of civic and institutional space including the Swift School, a school for children with language-based learning differences. Pending zoning and permits, construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

   

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