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Monday, February 27, 2012

Final Highway 9 planning meeting set for March 7.

MILTON, Ga., Feb. 27, 2012 - Attention residents who want to be heard when it comes to the future of Highway 9: The fourth and final meeting of the City of Milton's Ga. 9 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study will take place March 7 at Milton's City Hall.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m., said City Planner Michele McIntosh-Ross.

"This meeting will bring to an end the public workshop process of this study," said McIntosh-Ross. "If you have not made it a priority to attend one of these meetings, this is your last chance before the draft plan is created."

McIntosh-Ross said the draft plan containing public input from each of the four meetings will be presented to City Council at its work session March 12. There will be a subsequent public hearing where residents can provide public comment on the draft plan April 9. Staff will request the plan be adopted with revisions from the previous two meetings April 23.

This is the fourth and final public workshop held as part of a planning study of the Ga. 9 area from Bethany Bend in Milton to Mayfield Road in Alpharetta and the areas east of Ga. 9 to Ga. 400, which includes Deerfield Parkway. The study is funded by a $100,000 LCI grant (with a $25,000 city match) awarded to Milton by the Atlanta Regional Commission in February 2011.

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 michele.mcintosh-ross@cityofmiltonga.us.

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