TUCKER-NORTHLAKE CID INVESTMENTS
The Tucker-Northlake CID has completed its Master Plan for the Tucker and Northlake area, which serves as our road map for transportation improvements and land use modifications. The plan includes a market analysis, as well as recommendations for creating multi-modal transportation options, better access to businesses and more connectivity between neighborhoods and the business district. These first steps are critical to the process of revitalizing Tucker-Northlake into a thriving retail and commercial engine for north DeKalb County. You can read the Executive Summary
Complete Master Plan.
To facilitate more efficient traffic flow through and within our community, we have been collaborating with the DeKalb County Department of Transportation and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to synchronize the traffic signals along Lavista Road and on Lawrenceville Highway within our CID’s boundaries. Our streetscapes beautification work also enhances transportation flow, since sidewalks and neatly trimmed landscaping increase visibility for drivers and pedestrians.
The Tucker-Northlake CID maintains the LaVista Road/I-285 Gateway. The landscape improvements at this major interchange have created a colorful and distinctive gateway to the community in the heart of the Tucker-Northlake area. The CID also maintains the ongoing landscaping responsibilities for LaVista Road through the business district, Northlake Parkway from Lawrenceville Highway to Henderson Mill Road, Cofer Crossing, and Main Street in Downtown Tucker.
Lawrenceville Highway Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study
Bicycle safety and transportation alternatives are key components of our Master Plan. The CID has been awarded $120,000 through the Georgia Department of Transportation and DeKalb County to conduct a pedestrian and bicycle alternatives study for Lawrenceville Highway between Montreal Road (inside I-285) and Old Norcross Road. The CID also is evaluating adding bicycle lanes and “Share the Road” signs along Lavista Road and Lawrenceville Highway to provide additional connectivity between Tucker and Northlake.
Phase II for Tucker Sidewalks and Northlake Streetscapes
Design work for Tucker Phase II will soon begin in the city’s historic downtown along First Avenue, Second Street, Fourth Street and Lynburn Drive between First Avenue and Burns Avenue. Nearly a mile of new sidewalks will be installed, including ADA curb cut ramps, decorative brick paver strips and crosswalks. Future improvements may include landscaping, bike racks and pedestrian/street lighting. The roads will be striped to indicate bicycles will share the roads with motor vehicles.
Phase II of the Northlake Streetscape project includes adding attractive street lamps and installing new sidewalks along Briarcliff Road to Henderson Mill Road and along Northlake Parkway behind Northlake Mall. This project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017.
Hugh Howell Road Sidewalk Project
The CID and DeKalb County Public Works, Transportation Division are the beneficiaries of a Community Development Block Grant to construct 2,225 feet of sidewalks along the south side of Hugh Howell Road between Lawrenceville Highway and Tucker Industrial Boulevard. Design work and Right-of-Way acquisition will begin in the coming weeks.
Look for 3 new gateway monument signs to be coming soon. The signs will be installed at the entrances for the Northlake business district and in Tucker.