Proposed Project List: SPLOST 2022

Kennesaw City Council voted to approve the proposed project list for the 2022 SPLOST that will be considered by voters this November. Cobb residents will be asked to renew the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax when it expires at the end of 2021. If approved by voters, a large portion of the City’s SPLOST revenue will go toward Parks & Recreation and Public Safety Facilities.

The proposed list of SPLOST projects includes the completion of Depot Park, Phase II of the Recreation Center, a new Public Safety facility and multiple road projects, including improving transportation and safety at the intersection of Swift-Cantrell Park and Old 41, the planned extension and overpass for Sardis Street and street and sidewalk resurfacing.

The City of Kennesaw has identified these projects in an effort to improve the Quality of Life for our residents and business owners.

The SPLOST project list also contains multiple facility improvements, neighborhood improvements, fleet maintenance, improvements to the grounds at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, sidewalk installation and resurfacing of major roads & routes.  

The City of Kennesaw will work with Cobb County to develop and host a Public Information Meeting for SPLOST 2022. Date and location to be determined.

Please view the complete list of proposed projects in the Document Center. 

2016 SPLOST Tier I

Sardis Street Overpass

Scope: Construct a new overpass over the CSX Railroad, realign Whitfield Place road from Main Street to Moon Station Road and connect to the Sardis Street Extension project. Right-of-way purchase and coordination with CSX Railroad will be required. The total project length would be approximately 1,658 feet. Project further encompasses closing the railroad crossing at Main and Cherokee Street. Project conforms to the City’s Downtown/Depot Master Plan and Cobb County Comprehensive & Major Thoroughfare Plans. Project involves transforming the Depot area into a “pedestrian friendly zone” with access to the Southern Museum and other.

Estimated Project Cost:  $6,000,000

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Infrastructure Preservation

Scope: Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrades Citywide.

Estimated Project Cost:  $3,000,000

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Ben King Road Improvements

Scope: Improvements focus on reducing congestion and safety considerations from Cherokee St. to McCollum.

Estimated Project Cost:  $3,133,431

Project Schedule: Engineering and design underway, right-of-way acquisition underway

Sardis Street Extension Project

Scope: Project will maximize transportation system performance, improve traffic congestion and compliment redevelopment of the downtown area. Construct new road from Main Street that intersects with Cherokee Street, Shirley Drive and overpass to Moon Station Road. A bypass will also be built between the extension at Shirley Drive to N. Cherokee Street just south of Ben King to reduce the impact on the Cherokee Street Historical District.

Estimated Project Cost:  $2,500,000

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Property Acquisition

Scope: Purchase various properties to support economic development, Parks and Smith Gilbert Gardens.

Estimated Project Cost:  $3,000,000

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Park Improvements

  • Recreation Center
    • Estimated Project Cost: $4.6 million
    • Project Schedule: Construction underway (estimated completion January 2022)

  • Splash Pad
    • Estimated Project Cost: $400,000
    • Project Schedule: Completed

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  • Amphitheater improvements, dog park upgrades, playground synthetic surface
    • Estimated Project Cost: $1,790,000
    • Project Schedule: Underway

Dallas/Watts Drive Improvements

Scope: Project includes road improvements from Main Street along Dallas and Watts Drive to Cobb Parkway. Includes a roundabout at the intersection of Watts & Dallas, street parking, and drainage improvements. This project would be a gate way to downtown Kennesaw. The project also consists of street scape center median islands, landscaping and street light improvements.

Project Schedule: Completed

Facility Improvements

Scope: Facility energy updates; facility security; elevator for Public Works building.

Estimated Project Cost:  $1,200,000

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Economic Development

Scope: Depot Park Master Plan – amphitheater; move CSX RR tracks; plaza, parking improvements.

Estimated Project Cost:  $1,500,000

Project Schedule: Phase 1-5 completed. Construction underway for Phase 6 & 7. Estimated completion Spring 2021. Phase 8 is currently in the design phase. 

  • Phase 6: Parking lot construction
  • Phase 7: Upper Meadow (& wetland bridges)
  • Phase 8: Amphitheater

Smith-Gilbert Garden

Scope: Complete 2011 SPLOST Tier Two Projects.

Estimated Project Cost:  $750,000

Project Schedule: Phase 1 under construction, estimated completion Spring 2021. Phase 1 includes additional parking & site improvements.

Resurfacing and Sidewalks

Scope: Resurfacing of various streets and sidewalk repairs.

Estimated Project Cost:  $698,867

Project Schedule: Ongoing

Police Department

Scope: Vehicles Public Safety.

Project Schedule: Complete

City of Kennesaw Projects Estimated Total Cost   $26,316,370


Joint City/County Projects

Cherokee Auxiliary Lane Addition & Traffic Signal at Home Depot & Shops of Shiloh

Scope: Extend right lane on Cherokee between Jiles and I-75 ramp; tie into existing lane constructed as part of Jiles Road project. Install traffic signal on Cherokee Street, between Jiles Road and Shiloh at intersection of Home Depot & Shops of Shiloh. (City/County to split cost).

Estimated Project Cost:  $2,402,127

Project Schedule: Underway, estimated completion June 2021

Mack Dobbs Rd. Improvements

Scope: Curb, gutters, drain culvert, stormwater drainage and sewer upgrade. (County to provide $1,000,000 funding).

Estimated Project Cost:  $2,284,394

Project Schedule: Right-of-way acquisition underway

McCollum/Ben King Roundabout

Scope: Construct roundabout at intersection of McCollum and Ben King. (County to provide $1,400,000 funding).

Estimated Project Cost:  $600,000

Project Schedule: Construction underway


Joint City/County Projects Estimated Total Cost   $5,286,521


City of Kennesaw Estimated Total Cost   $31,602,891

View printable spreadsheet of 2016 SPLOST projects

(updated 4-13-16)

View 2011 SPLOST

View 2005 SPLOST