Three projects that were worked on by Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (TSW), an Atlanta-based planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firms, have won awards from the Atlanta Regional Commission.
At the Commission's State of the Region Breakfast, the awards that were presented included these:
• White Provision, a mixed-use redevelopment of a historic meatpacking building on Atlanta’s Westside, received the Commission's Development of Excellence Award. TSW was responsible for project site work, which included grading and new utilities, storm water detention, vehicular and pedestrian circulation and landscape design. A key challenge for the TSW team was accommodating vehicular traffic, while creating an appealing pedestrian environment. The project also received the 2010 Development of Excellence Award from the Atlanta Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Information is available here.
• The City of Hapeville received the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Achievement Award for its Main Street Town Center LCI Study. TSW was the lead planning and design firm for the project and has completed several implementation projects resulting from the study’s recommendations. The study covers revisions to City Code, planning initiatives and capital improvement projects, including streetscapes, pedestrian trails, sidewalks and utilities. Information is available here.
• Mechanicsville, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta, was recognized for Exceptional Merit for Comprehensive Community Revitalization and Design. TSW created the master plan for the McDaniel Glenn development, a mixed-use, mixed-income extension of Mechanicsville. The neighborhood began in the late 1800s adjacent to several railroad lines just south of downtown, and was named for the mechanics that worked on the lines. The community declined after the construction of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium and Interstates I-20 and I-75/85. The City of Atlanta has targeted the area for revitalization. The master plan calls for 203 townhouses and single-family homes, approximately 1,000 multi-family units, and nearly 20,000 square feet of commercial space at ground level. In addition, TSW designed new parks and new streets, along with traffic-calming measures to allow children to play safely and to encourage people to walk and bicycle throughout the community. Information is available here.