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Kennesaw Finds Its Hippest New Greenspace…in the Cemetery

By Kate Sweeney

Change is coming to downtown Kennesaw.

Amidst a population on the rise, two substantial mixed-use developments are planned that will add restaurants, retail, townhomes, and yes, even a couple more hipster breweries to the northwest city’s roster. City leaders are especially excited about a planned 15-acre project that will redevelop the vacant Martha Moore School, replicating its historic façade for a new generation.

Which raises the question: How to balance the future-oriented goals of pedestrian-friendly density with a sense of connection to a place’s roots?

In Kennesaw, a solution was found in the cemetery. Read on and check out a photo slideshow.


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