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Old 01-11-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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News at KSU | Board of Regents approves property purchase for Kennesaw State


I posted this link because the mdjonline one won't allow me to read the article without logging in or subscribing.

I know that a lot of students will be glad to see this. I've heard many complaints that parking is a big problem. Hopefully this will help.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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94 percent: Skip Spann Connector slated for April debut
by Meris Lutz January 19, 2016 11:00 PM

KENNESAW — The Skip Spann Connector, a $17.3 million bridge over Interstate 75 north of Chastain Road, is just three months away from completion with parts already open and in use, according to the county.

The bridge is intended to alleviate traffic and provide pedestrian and bike access between Kennesaw State University on one side of the highway and Town Center Mall and nearby residential neighborhoods on the other, said Jim Wilgus, the county’s interim transportation director.

The bridge is expected to open to traffic “on or before” April 26, clocking in at under two years since construction began in July 2015.

Commissioner Bob Weatherford, who represents the area west of the highway, called the project “a great example of a public-private partnership” between KSU, Cobb Department of Transportation, the Town Center Area Community Improvement District and the state. The project is named after Skip Spann, the late Kennesaw State University fundraiser and CID board member.

“The bridge itself is specific in that it’s probably just as much pedestrian and bicycle friendly as it is vehicle friendly,” Weatherford said. “We’re all looking forward to this; it’s been a long hard haul to get it done, and I hope it will be an example of what we can do in other parts of the county.”

Wilgus said the bridge is 94 percent complete. The remaining work includes completing the median across the bridge, completing the enhanced fencing on each side of the bridge, finishing the bridge staining and installing all of the lighting, he said.

The intersection between the connector and Frey Road, the new access to the KSU parking deck, the roundabout at Busbee Drive and the connector, the Town Park Lane extension and the lane from Busbee Drive to the I-75 northbound on-ramp are already complete and in use, he added.

Once completed, the bridge will be 415 feet long and 108 feet wide with two lanes in each direction. Construction is being carried out by C.W. Matthews Contracting.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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94 percent: Skip Spann Connector slated for April debut
by Meris Lutz January 19, 2016 11:00 PM

KENNESAW — The Skip Spann Connector, a $17.3 million bridge over Interstate 75 north of Chastain Road, is just three months away from completion with parts already open and in use, according to the county.

The bridge is intended to alleviate traffic and provide pedestrian and bike access between Kennesaw State University on one side of the highway and Town Center Mall and nearby residential neighborhoods on the other, said Jim Wilgus, the county’s interim transportation director.

The bridge is expected to open to traffic “on or before” April 26, clocking in at under two years since construction began in July 2015.

Commissioner Bob Weatherford, who represents the area west of the highway, called the project “a great example of a public-private partnership” between KSU, Cobb Department of Transportation, the Town Center Area Community Improvement District and the state. The project is named after Skip Spann, the late Kennesaw State University fundraiser and CID board member.

“The bridge itself is specific in that it’s probably just as much pedestrian and bicycle friendly as it is vehicle friendly,” Weatherford said. “We’re all looking forward to this; it’s been a long hard haul to get it done, and I hope it will be an example of what we can do in other parts of the county.”

Wilgus said the bridge is 94 percent complete. The remaining work includes completing the median across the bridge, completing the enhanced fencing on each side of the bridge, finishing the bridge staining and installing all of the lighting, he said.

The intersection between the connector and Frey Road, the new access to the KSU parking deck, the roundabout at Busbee Drive and the connector, the Town Park Lane extension and the lane from Busbee Drive to the I-75 northbound on-ramp are already complete and in use, he added.

Once completed, the bridge will be 415 feet long and 108 feet wide with two lanes in each direction. Construction is being carried out by C.W. Matthews Contracting.

Yes, I saw this when I was at my father's house. Very much needed in the area.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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Fans of beer and barbecue will have a new spot in Kennesaw to check out starting today.

The Nest Kennesaw opening today | Atlanta Restaurant Scene
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:02 PM
 
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Little Greek Fresh Grill, a fast-casual Greek restaurant chain, has announced that it will open its first Georgia location in Kennesaw. The eatery will be located at 745 Chastain Road and doors are expected to open in March.

Which Greek restaurant is opening its first Georgia location in Kennesaw? | Atlanta Restaurant Scene
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Kennesaw has been named as metro Atlanta’s eighth best suburb for young professionals.

Kennesaw Named Eighth Best Suburb for Millennials | Patch
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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Fuqua Development also broke ground on Kennesaw Marketplace in June. Academy Sports + Outdoors and Whole Foods Market will anchor the 288,000-square-foot center, located in Kennesaw. Another strictly retail development is under construction just outside of Kennesaw in Marietta called Parkside West Cobb. The property, located adjacent to The Avenue at West Cobb on Dallas Highway, will include 146,610 square feet, anchored by a Sprouts Farmers Market as well.

http://rebusinessonline.com/mixed-us...retail-market/
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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Spring beer festivals in metro Atlanta | www.ajc.com

Kennesaw aims to make a big play on the beer festival scene in April.

The city in north Cobb County is upping the ante for its annual Depot Park Beer Festival by pulling in some top brews from across the state and the U.S.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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MARIETTA — Cobb Transportation Department is gearing up to spend $5.3 million building a multi-lane roundabout at the intersection of Barrett Lakes Boulevard, Shiloh Valley Drive and Town Center Commons Shopping Center in northwest Cobb.

The Board of Commissioners will vote on a contract with C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. to carry out the thoroughfare improvements at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The roundabout constitutes the second of a multi-phase project known as the South Barrett Reliever intended to mitigate congestion on South Barrett Parkway and jointly supported between the county and the Town Center Community Improvement District. The county will fund the $5.3 million construction contract using funds from a special 1 percent sales tax, but will be reimbursed for $1.2 million by a state grant awarded to the Town Center CID. In total, the county’s share of the roundabout’s cost is estimated at $4.1 million.

The first phase of the reliever, completed in 2010, included the realignment of Greers Chapel Road where it meets Barrett Lakes Boulevard and the widening of the roadway to four lanes from Cobb Parkway to Barrett Parkway.

Phase three would improve Roberts Court between Interstate 75 and Barrett Parkway. The preliminary engineering for this phase is currently underway, according to the Town Center CID.

Interim Transportation Director Jim Wilgus said the improvements are intended to relieve congestion and make the intersection safer, noting that the juncture has a higher rate of crashes compared to the statewide average. In 2011 and 2012, there were eight crashes at the intersection, and 14 in 2013, compared to the statewide average of 6.85.

“It will greatly improve both traffic and safety,” Wilgus said of the project.

Wilgus estimated construction would begin within a month or two of approving a contract, and could take up to a year and a half. The roundabout will also include curb and gutter improvements, as well as a sidewalk and bike lanes.

Commissioner Bob Weatherford, who represents the area, expressed strong support for the project and predicted no objections from commissioners.

“That particular intersection is misaligned — it’s pretty dangerous,” Weatherford said. “Roundabouts in general have proven to be a very good thing; once people get used to it they really like it.”

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Old 03-15-2016, 06:41 PM
 
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"and That!" Retail Store Coming to Kennesaw - ScoopOTP

Currently, they have 70 stores in 21 locations under the branding name of both Christmas Tree Shops and Christmas Tree Shops and That! This includes Southeast locations in Augusta, Georgia; Greenville, South Carolina; and Hoover, Alabama. It appears Kennesaw is the first store under the “and That!” store name.
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