The Marietta University Enhancement District (MU2) Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study is a collaborative, forward looking initiative being led by the City of Marietta and its partners of Life University and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) to develop a framework for redevelopment and public investment in the area in and around the two universities, just south of the city’s historic downtown core. The study area has many assets, including well revered educational institutes, the Cobb Community Transit (CCT) Marietta Transfer Center, easy access to Interstate 75, proximity to historic downtown and Dobbins Air Reserve Base, a budding trail network, and two parks.
The primary goal of the LCI study is to develop a joint redevelopment plan for the area, with a focus on appropriate future land uses, improved visibility of the universities along SR 120 and US 41, and strategic multi-modal transportation investments. Another primary goal of this study is to establish design solutions that will allow the populations of both universities to better interact with the community and each other. The resulting plan will be leveraged to bring private and public investment to the area.
Four public meetings are being held to collect input from community members and others with a stake in the area. If you live, work, commute through or are just interested in the study area, make plans to attend the next interactive public meeting, scheduled for January 15, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Southern Polytechnic State University Student Center Ballroom. Attendees will work in a hands-on environment with design professionals to identify ways to make the area more of a live, work, play environment.
For more information on the study area and upcoming public meetings, please visit the MU2 study website.