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JANUARY 17, 2013
101 N Lumpkin Street - Downtown Athens
Excited to be part of the design team for the proposed mixed-use development in downtown Athens on Lumpkin Street. This project has the look of a new Athens landmark and received unanimous approval from the Historic Preservation Commission. Looking forward to tackling some planning and civil engineering challenges to implement this unique development.
Role: land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, utility design

Rendering by the BKV Group for the new development

NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Steak n Shake - Athens
Athens welcomes the much anticipated arrival of its first Steak 'N Shake located off of Broad Street. The store opens November 15th and has brought over 100 jobs to the revitalized Broad Street corridor. The project features outdoor seating and plaza area, and Athens' latest "we let the dawgs out" sculpture created with the help of local artists.
Role: land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, construction observation

Steak n Shake Site in Athens, GA

JUNE 25, 2012
Thomasville City Park and Trailhead
The people of Thomasville will soon be able to enjoy and relax in their newest downtown urban park as Phase 1 of the award winning Landmark Trail Project (American Planning Association Georgia Chapter - Outstanding Planning Innitiative) The trailhead park in historic downtown Thomasville features an amphithetar, splash pad and other amenities.
Role: programming, master planning, preliminary engineering, environmental inventory

Rendering of the Steven's Street Trailhead Park

JUNE 2, 2012
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Ground-Breaking
Construction has begun for the expansion of Athens Orthopedic Clinic's facilities off of West Broad Street in Athens, GA. The expansion includes construction of a 5 story structure with parking deck and state-of-the-art medical facilities.
Role: land planning, civil engineering, permitting, bid administration

Ground Breaking Ceremony for A.O.C., in Athens.

JUNE 1, 2012
Aspen Heights - Athens
Construction is nearing completion for Athens' newest all-student neighborhood featuring incredible amenities and conveniance. Located off of Barnett Shoals Road, this community is close to campus and downtown Athens and features Colorodo- Style homes. Check out this video shot during construction with our time-lapse camera.
Role: land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, permitting, bid administration, environmental mitigation, construction observation


Founded in 1989, Smith Planning Group offers a full range of planning and civil engineering services to the land development community. We have extensive experience working in the private and public sector working with a variety of project types. We are a growing firm with offices located in Oconee County, Georgia, just outside of Athens.


1022 Twelve Oaks Place, Suite 201
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

(706) 769-9515 


  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Development Consultation
  • Municipal Services
  • Site Engineering



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