Location: Northern portion of the county.
Commission District 2
Super District 6
Small Area Plan (SAP): North Druid Hills LCI Plan
The Livable Centers Initiative (“LCI”) is a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations. Their purpose is to prepare and implement plans for enhancing existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies. They also provide transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans. The North Druid Hills LCI study was developed under the direction of DeKalb County with collaboration from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the office of Commissioner Jeff Rader, and area stakeholders. The study outlines a sustainable long-term development vision achieved through land use and transportation improvements. Its primary goal is to enhance the area as a high-quality place for residents, businesses, employees, and shoppers.
Some overall goals for the study include:
Make walking and bicycling a convenient and safe choice through complete networks.
Improve traffic flow by addressing access, safety, connectivity, mode choice, and street hierarchy.
Adopt street hierarchy requirements with specific landscape treatment, access management, open space, and building design standards.
Encourage compatible infill development and redevelopment of underutilized parcels, as well as dated office complexes.
Some of the goals of the plan:
Encourage diversity of mixed income neighborhoods, employment, and recreational choices
Provide access to a wide range of travel modes, including transit, walking and biking.
Develop an outreach process that promotes involvement of all stakeholders.
Land Use recommendations from the study are being used as policy guidelines in the Comprehensive Plan.