On Thursday November 9, 2023, the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID) held a stakeholder meeting for commercial property owners at the Doubletree Hotel on Lavista Road. The meeting was well attended by business leaders throughout the CID, as well as elected officials and county and city staff.
Jackie Moffo, economic development manager for the City of Tucker, shared information from Tucker’s Economic Development Strategic Master Plan. Funded in part by the Tucker Northlake CID, and completed by KB Advisory Group, the plan outlines current and future opportunities for economic growth. Jackie’s presentation included data showing Tucker’s unusually strong job mix across eleven industries.
Matthew Lee, executive director of the Tucker-Northlake CID, presented an update on the success of license plate readers on deterring crime, statistics on traffic volume in the CID, and information on upcoming opportunities to further improve public safety. All business owners are encouraged to register their security cameras at connectdekalbcounty.org.
He also reviewed the status of the I-285 Express Lanes Project, opportunities for additional street lights, and progress on landscaping projects.
Ishri Sankar, director of public works for the City of Tucker’s new public works department, shared an update on the department’s first 120 days in operation. His presentation included information on the services public works covers and the numbers of work orders completed. If you have issues to report to public works, submit a request for service online or call them at City Hall at 678-597-9040.
Representatives from the DeKalb County Police Department and Dekalb County Sanitation were on hand to answer questions as were those from the City of Tucker.