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Sandy Springs Is Running White Hot

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As the rest of the country finishes Sunday's New York Times and the piece on the privatization of Sandy Springs (prompting glee from conservative and libertarian-leaning pundits, one of whom declared it a "conservative utopia"), Georgia's favorite privatized city is in the midst of getting its citizenry up to speed on the efforts to develop a "City Center." A series of charrettes opening the planning and design process to Sandy Springs residents are taking place this week, with input to be considered in the recommendations being prepared by Goody Clancy, the Boston-based architecture and planning firm the City has hired as a consultant. Are we alone in delighting in the juxtaposition of a "conservative utopia" (in Georgia no less) embracing the inherently sustainable notion of developing a downtown core?

· Sandy Springs begins three days of meetings on downtown plans [Reporter Newspapers]
· Sandy Springs City Center Master Plan [official site]