Livable Centers Initiative kickoff at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
MILTON, Ga., Oct. 20, 2011 - Want to have a say in the future of Milton's most populated district? Then come to the kickoff meeting for the Ga. 9 planning study Oct. 27 at Milton's City Hall.
The meeting, which includes a presentation and chance for public input, begins at 6 p.m., said City Planner Michelle McIntosh-Ross.
In February, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) awarded Milton a $100,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant for a planning study of the Ga. 9 area from Bethany Bend to Mayfield Road and the areas east of Ga. 9 to Ga. 400, which includes Deerfield Parkway.
"The Ga. 9 corridor is vital to Milton economically and for its visibility as a gateway and potential to be a truly walkable mix of residential, office and commercial uses that does not ignore Milton's equestrian heritage," said McIntosh-Ross. "We need residents to participate in this planning process and help define the area's future."
McIntosh-Ross said the Ga. 9 corridor is home to roughly half of Milton's population and forms the core of its retail and transportation networks. Robust public input into its future is of utmost importance to the future of the city as a whole, she said.
The LCI grant program provides funds for small area studies to determine strategies that link transportation improvements with land-use development. Ultimately, these studies aim to help improve the livability and sustainability of the area.
After the completion and adoption of the plan, the areas become eligible for additional money to implement the transportation projects identified in the study.
For more information on this meeting, please contact McIntosh-Ross at 678-242-2538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.