TUCKER, GA (August 7) – The Tucker CID, a self-taxing Community Improvement District in north DeKalb County, recently welcomed more than 67 Northlake commercial properties into the organization, and this week voted to change its name to the Tucker-Northlake CID. The new name reflects the CID’s focus on economic development and infrastructure improvements for the communities to the east and west of the
I-285/LaVista Road interchange, including downtown Tucker and the Northlake business district.
“We certainly believe there is strength in numbers, which is why a CID is so appealing to community business leaders,” said Ann Rosenthal, president of the Tucker-Northlake CID. “Commercial property owners within the CID pay a self-imposed tax, and the funds are used within the CID area for transportation and infrastructure improvements, public safety, economic development and quality of life improvements. Even though the Tucker-Northlake CID is only a year old, we have already improved the I-285/LaVista Road intersection and are preparing to kick-off a major master planning process for the area.”
In addition to renaming the CID, the organization elected two new board members to serve with the existing board for 2014-2015. The new board members are Frank Goulding of Newell Recycling and Peggy Berg of the Hampton Inn. Existing board members returning for 2014-2015 are:
- Bill Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Jewelry, chairman
- John Martin, John Martin State Farm, vice chairman
- Annie Gibson-Ervin, Kaiser Permanente, treasurer
- Michelle Weston, Bank of North Georgia, secretary
- Louis “Lou” Brown, Trust Associates
- Barry Schrenk, Taggart’s Driving School
About the Tucker-Northlake CID
Formed in 2013 as the Tucker Community Improvement District, the Tucker-Northlake CID is a public-private partnership that includes over 166 commercial property owners, representing approximately $157 million in property value. The district’s boundaries span the I-285/LaVista Road interchange in DeKalb County and extend from Lawrenceville Highway at Tucker Industrial Road, down Lawrenceville Highway to Montreal Road and LaVista Road, and through the Northlake business district. The entire area is roughly nine square miles.
CIDs are formed when a majority of commercial property owners within the CID’s boundaries vote to form an alliance, and agree to self-tax and use the funds raised for improvements within the CID. Typically, CIDs address transportation issues, economic development, downtown revitalization, public safety and quality of life concerns such as greenspace development and streetscaping. The Tucker-Northlake CID’s goals include creating a clear identity for the area, transportation improvements and alternatives, economic development, public safety, and overall landscaping and beautification of the Tucker-Northlake area. The CID is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Ann Rosenthal serves as president of the Tucker-Northlake CID.