Alpharetta plans to commission a study of retail needs and uses for its downtown west of the City Center site, but put off awarding a contract until a few details are ironed out.
Councilman Donald Mitchell, who owns a downtown Alpharetta business, said the business community on the west side of Main Street wants to be sure it gets treated just as fairly as any business locating in City Center. Mitchell wants to be sure that “we don’t have old town there and new town here.”
He told Ethan Milley of Jones Lang LaSalle that the firm needs to make sure the Downtown Retail and Use Analysis Study/Plan achieves that, rather than just drawing out something on paper that’s never put in use.
Milley’s company and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart/David M. Schwarz Architects were to be awarded a $98,500 (plus expenses) contract to complete different