The Archway Partnership placed landscape architecture student interns in the community this summer to work on designs for several community projects. Two interns are working with the City of Dalton to design hiking and biking trails and another intern is working with Whitfield County to create rural and urban farmers market design concepts.
Jason Dazzo and Kristen Carroll are focusing on ways to link the Dalton "greenway" to a planned park that will be built on an abandoned railroad spur in the Crown Mill area. The greenway will eventually connect downtown Dalton to Mount Rachel all the way over to Heritage Point Park. Plans for the park as well as other changes to the Crown Mill area to make it into an arts and cultural center were developed by previous UGA landscape architecture interns last summer.
Chris Kelly created two concepts for parcels that could be used as farmers markets: one suggests amenities that capitalize on an urban setting and another on a rural setting. His designs will be shared with the City Council and County Commission during the first couple weeks of August.