Livable Centers Initiative

2020 LCI Call for Projects

Applications are open from January 13th – February 28th for the 2020 LCI Study.


Creating Vibrant, Walkable Communities

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a grant program that incentivizes local jurisdictions to re-envision their communities as vibrant, walkable places that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles and provide improved access to jobs and services.

Since 2000, the LCI program has invested $254 million in over 120 communities throughout the Atlanta region, helping pay for planning studies and the construction of transportation projects, such as sidewalks and intersection improvements, to bring those visions to life. The ARC board has allocated $345 million through 2050 to fund transportation projects resulting from completed LCI studies.

The LCI program is funded with federal transportation dollars. The grants cover 80 percent of the cost of each study or transportation project, with the recipient making a 20 percent match.

LCI: Transforming Communities

LCI Program Goals

  • Encourage a diversity of housing, employment, commercial, shopping and recreation land uses at the transit station, local and regional center level accessible by people of all ages, abilities and income levels;
  • Enhance access to a range of travel modes including transit, roadways, walking and biking and increase roadway connectivity to provide optimal access to all uses within the study area; and,
  • Foster public-private partnerships and sustained community support through an outreach process that promotes the involvement of all stakeholders, including those historically underserved or underrepresented.

LCI 2019 Ideas Exchange Agenda and Presentations:


College Park Airport City Overview

20 Years of Planning-The Impact of LCI

Emerging Trends in LCI Plans:

LCI Transportation Call and Update

Search LCI Database

Search our database of LCI studies and plan updates completed by LCI Recipients.

Search LCI Study Database

Get GIS Data and Information from ARC Open Data Page

ARC Open Data – LCI

LCI Interactive Map

Click the button below to launch the LCI Interactive Map. Through the interactive map you can view where LCI communities are located throughout the region. By clicking on an LCI area you can view all funding information pertaining to that study area, as well as study documents and transportation project information. Use the tools of the top of the page to get started!

Launch LCI Interactive Map

NOTICE: Statewide shelter-in-place order will go into effect Friday, April 3, 2020 through Monday, April 12, 2020. View the executive order. View the guidance and FAQs for the executive order.

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