Medline LCI Study Recommendations to be Revealed at Upcoming Open House Meeting

May 29, 2014

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A draft master plan for the Medline LCI study area is now complete and will be unveiled to the public at an open house scheduled for Thursday, June 5th at the International Community School(2418 Wood Trail Lane, Decatur GA 30033) from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Come join project staff to review plan materials, ask questions and take a bike tour of the study area. Food trucks will be on site so don’t worry about missing dinner! For more information, visit the study website or contact Jen Price at 404.377.9147

Public Hearings on MARTA FY 2015 Budget Announced

May 7, 2014


MARTA will hold a series of public hearings on the proposed 2015 budget on May 13th, 14th and 15th at various locations throughout the MARTA service area. The public is invited to attend and offer feedback at one of five meetings, listed below:

Tuesday, May 13th 

Atlanta City Hall (7:00PM)

555 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta


Decatur Recreation Center (7:00PM)

231 Sycamore Street, Decatur


Wednesday, May 14th

MARTA Headquarters (3:00PM)

2424Piedmont Road, Atlanta


Thursday, May 15th

College Park Public Safety Annex

3717 College Street, College Park


North Springs United Methodist Church

7770 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

Earn a Starbucks Gift Card for Participating in a MARTA Breeze Card Survey

May 7, 2014

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Do you ride MARTA? Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking for participants for a study about technologies used by MARTA riders and their potential impact on transit ridership. To participate in the study, fill out this short, online survey between now and May 12th.

As compensation for completing the survey, you will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Instructions to receive the gift card are on the last page of the survey.   The survey only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Survey  questions will inquire upon:

  1. Your use of the MARTA bus and rail system
  2. Your use of smartphones apps related to MARTA
  3. Information about you, for example, your age and ethnicity
  4. Your Breeze Card number, a 16-digit number on the back of your Breeze Card fare media. This number is anonymous and not linked to any personal information.

For more information about the survey, you may contact Georgia Tech PhD Student Candace Brakewood at or Professor Kari Watkins at

DeKalb Seeks Input on the Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan Recommendations

April 10, 2014


Draft recommendations for the DeKalb County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) are now available for public comment. This multi-year effort offers a blueprint for improving the quality of life throughout DeKalb through thoughtful, community-supported transportation infrastructure investment over a 25 year horizon. This study is funded through ARC’s CTP program, which provides funding to help local governments identify transportation needs and solutions through an open, consensus-building planning process. The DeKalb CTP represents the 18th such study completed in the Atlanta region since 2005.

The public is invited to review the draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan and to submit comments during the 30 day comment period which ends on May 9, 2014. All comments should be submitted in writing to or by postal mail to the following address:

DeKalb County Transportation Plan
c/o Sycamore Consulting, Inc.
195 Arizona Avenue, Unit LW-4
Atlanta, GA 30307

Click here to access the document or visit Physical copies of the document can also be reviewed at the following locations:

DeKalb County Government

Board of Commissioners Office (lobby)

1300 Commerce Drive; 5th Floor

Decatur, GA 30030


DeKalb County Public Library

Stonecrest Branch (Reference Desk)

3123 Klondike Road

Lithonia, GA 30038


DeKalb County Public Library

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Branch (Reference Desk)

5234 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084


DeKalb County Public Library

Dunwoody Branch (Reference Desk)

5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road

Dunwoody, GA 30338


For more information on the project, please visit the project website  or contact the DeKalb County Project Managers, Sylvia A. Smith at or 404-371-2299; or Patrece G. Keeter, PE at or 770-492-5206.


Help Shape the Future of the Medline Area at Upcoming Charrette

March 25, 2014

The DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability is  partnering with the community to create a shared vision for the Medline area in North Decatur. This LCI study will seek to enhance the area’s long term economic viability, create a safer environment for active transportation and promote easy access to employment opportunities. In order to develop a long term vision for this community, the study team is inviting the public to attend an upcoming interactive design charrette:

Saturday, March 29th

Masala Indian Restaurant in the Patel Plaza

1713 Church Street, Decatur, GA

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The charrette will involve a brief five-minute walk to a nearby redevelopment opportunity, so attendees are asked to wear appropriate attire. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP at if interested. For more information about the Medline LCI, please visit the project webpage.

LCI Study to Explore Area Surrounding DeKalb Medical Center

February 26, 2014
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Medline LCI study area

The DeKalb County Department of Planning &  Sustainability has begun work on the Medline Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study, which will explore the future community development and transportation needs of neighborhoods and commercial areas near the DeKalb Medical Center in central DeKalb County. The study area for this LCI study totals 520 acres and is framed by four major intersecting corridors: Church Street, Scott Boulevard/Lawrenceville Highway, North Decatur Road and DeKalb Industrial Way. Anchored by a thriving medical center, the area’s thoroughfares carry significant commuter and local traffic volume. Numerous redevelopment opportunities exist in and around the Medline LCI study area as well, creating the need for a long range vision for the area’s future.

There will be many opportunities for the public to participate in the planning process, starting with an upcoming community visioning workshop, which invites attendees to share their ideas for the future of this local activity center. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 27th at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church (611 Medlock Road, Decatur GA) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Can’t make it? Feel free to take this survey to share your thoughts and ideas about the future of the Medline area. 

Regional Transportation Plan Pop-Up Open House This Saturday

January 7, 2014

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ARC is hosting a new style of informational gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 that will transform an empty storefront in Downtown Decatur into a come-and-go public meeting. It’s the pilot project for an idea we got from the overwhelming response to the community engagement survey this summer. In that survey, more than 2,000 residents said they wanted more local choices, different ways to engage and online options. This “Pop-up” conversation is intended to promote informal connections, innovation and, dare we say it, fun. It’s an idea we hope to replicate in communities all over the region.

This gathering is part of the latest update to the $61 billion Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), metro Atlanta’s framework for mobility and prosperity. ARC invites you to come learn about transportation choices, ask questions and give us some critical input about how to make these kinds of important meetings more fun, informative and engaging.

We need your help to pass along this message, so please share this email. More information can be found at ARC’s website.

Pop-Up Open House

January 11, 2014 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

515 North McDonough Street | Suite A | Decatur, GA 30030