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ARC’s Community Choices Program to Help Five Communities Implement Visions

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Contact: Jim Jaquish
Phone: 404.463.3194

(ATLANTA – May 12, 2016)

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will provide planning and technical assistance to help five communities achieve their respective quality-growth visions.

Communities selected to take part in ARC’s Community Choices program in 2016 are:

City of Atlanta – Assist the Washington Park Historic District Planning Commission in compiling the information and documentation required to apply for Historic District designation.

City of Austell – Conduct an inventory of redevelopment sites to market to potential developers.

City of East Point – Review the city’s design standards and regulations specified in the Downtown Architectural Overlay District and recommend amendments to the commercial development zoning district.

City of Fairburn – Assess the housing and redevelopment needs in the downtown and Lightning neighborhoods to help the city address housing and community revitalization.

Clayton County – Conduct a land-use and zoning audit of the Mountain View Livable Centers Initiative area.

These services will be delivered at no cost to local governments.

“Community Choices is a cost-effective way to help communities improve their quality of life,” said Mike Alexander, director of ARC’s Center for Livable Communities. “As an added bonus, the lessons we learn through the Community Choices projects can be shared with other jurisdictions throughout the region.”

For more information on the Community Choices program, visit