City of Oakwood, Georgia
Construction / Program Management
This 20+year plan to re-define the city, from one with an aging housing stock, no defined downtown, and commercial development along the highway, to one with a well-defined downtown which supports a live-work-play environment, an associated commercial center connected through greenways to the other elements of downtown, and planned redevelopment of the existing neighborhoods bordering the proposed downtown area.
This program is part of a master plan for Oakwood, which is meant to create a community and sense of place for Oakwood, and will aim to be a public/ private development showcase for the region. This plan featured a Public / Private development approach to its implementation.
Mr. Prine was engaged to assist the city in the development of a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan for all of their current and future Transportation, Utility / Infrastructure, Facility, and Park and Recreational improvements.
Laura Keyes, chair of the GPA awards committee, said the judges were impressed with Oakwood’s visioning process. “The City used a lot of tools and technology to develop the plan and communicate with the public. The master plan also was well thought out and easy to understand, making implementation very feasible, particularly with the timing of the recent successful SPLOST referendum.