Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Highway 9 planning meeting tomorrow.

Livable Centers Initiative kickoff at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

MILTON, Ga., Oct. 26, 2011 -Don't forget that if you want to have a say in the future of Milton's most populated district you need to come to the kickoff meeting for the Ga. 9 planning study tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 27 at Milton's City Hall.

The meeting, which includes a presentation and chance for public input, begins at 6 p.m. Click here for directions to City Hall.

Milton city planner Michele McIntosh-Ross urges residents to participate because the Ga. 9 corridor is home to roughly half of Milton's population and forms the core of its retail and transportation networks. Additionally, Ga. 9 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.

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 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

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