Before Sandy Springs became a city, developers built here without restraints. And today, we want to be sure that any decisions we make as a community benefit everyone who has chosen to live here — not just a small group of developers who need to build new homes in order to profit.
- Sandy Springs pioneered a public/private partnership model for city services and this demonstrates our ability to try new approaches
- Business leaders are supportive for the need for affordable housing
- Nearly everyone has concerns about traffic congestion and commute times
- Leaders highlight the lack of workforce housing
- The time is right to try something new
- The Mayor has extensive previous experience with affordable housing; he has made a commitment for his final term, 2018-2021, to focus on redevelopment of the northern end
- The mayor has expressed interest in finding a way to keep housing affordable in Sandy Springs
- The city council has expressed support for affordable housing to be a part of the re-development
- The city formed a task force to explore possible public/private partnership approaches.
- Next 10 Year Comprehensive Plan discusses priority for housing affordability and the importance of preserving current rental inventory
It’s clear that Sandy Springs is poised to develop in new, smart and pioneering ways. It’s essential that everyone’s voice be included in the process.