Revival on Main Receives ARC’s 2015 LCI Achievement Award

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Late last week, South City Partners and the City of Kennesaw were presented with an LCI Achievement Award for one of our projects: Revival on Main. This award recognizes a project that significantly advances the implementation of a community’s Livable Centers Initiative plan. Congratulations to everyone for designing a fantastic project that enhanced a community and served as a catalyst for future growth!

Revival on Main is a mixed use project that was developed by South City Partners in a cooperative effort with the City of Kennesaw to rejuvenate the downtown area as a vibrant destination for shopping, dining and living. In addition, the project would provide the city with much needed free, easily accessible, public parking.


The five-acre project provides 252 residential units in 4 stories of wood-frame construction over a concrete podium housing 10,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. A six-story parking deck provides 414 spaces for residents, city employees and downtown visitors, with additional surface parking located around the perimeter of the property.

Embracing the principles of new urbanism, Revival on Main was designed to create opportunities for walkability and connectivity, while articulating Kennesaw’s rich history and inspiring a more traditional downtown neighborhood structure. Taking cues from the surrounding context, the architectural aesthetic incorporates Georgian and Federalist features. The project is anchored by a red brick corner which exhibits typical Southern vernacular elements seen along Georgia’s Victorian-era, small town main streets. The red brick and cast stone façade, varied massing, colorful retail awnings, and street level residential entry stoops invite pedestrian activity and convey a sense of warmth and southern charm.

Located at Main Street and Watts Drive adjacent to City Hall, Revival on Main was designed to establish a sense of place for Kennesaw’s residents and act as a benchmark and catalyst for further downtown development. Creating a walkable environment with pedestrian interest and connectivity was essential to draw visitors to the downtown area. Attractive retail storefronts, broad sidewalks, public parking, outdoor dining, and open plaza spaces with park-like seating and water features encourage city residents to walk, gather and interact as a community. The rear of the site is oriented for direct access to the future Camp McDonald Park, a passive park to be developed by Cobb County.


In addition to the numerous public amenity spaces, Revival on Main residents enjoy 8,000 square feet of private amenity space including a 2-story clubroom with catering kitchen, state-of-the-art fitness center, and yoga room. Two residential courtyards feature a resort style saltwater pool, grilling stations, bocce ball courts, a fire pit and outdoor lounge seating.

“I’ve done numerous projects with The Preston Partnership over the years and I have nothing but high praise for the firm. Whether a single project or multiple projects, they have always provided great design, reasonable fees, and service that is second to none. They are a terrific group of people and I can recommend them without hesitation.”
– Alan Dean, Terwilliger-Pappas Multifamily Partners