TUCKER, GA (February 13, 2015) — The Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID), www.TuckerNorthlakeCID.com, will hold the second of three public meetings to gather input for a future area Master Plan on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the church’s ground floor auditorium. Representatives of Atlanta-based Sizemore Group, which has been retained by the Tucker-Northlake CID to conduct a market study and prepare a Master Plan, will review comments and suggestions collected through an online public survey (https://sites.google.com/site/tuckernorthlakecidstudy/) and from written feedback solicited during the first public meeting in January.

The survey and public meetings are designed to determine community consensus about the Tucker-Northlake area’s assets, issues and economic development opportunities. The second public meeting will focus on:

  •  What business and community stakeholders wish to preserve and protect in the area
  • What community improvements should be created to retain existing businesses and attract new development
  • How to best connect people and places

“The Tucker-Northlake CID Board of Directors and I are thrilled at the level of interest and participation we saw at the first community meeting and by the number of people who are completing the online survey,” said Ann Rosenthal, president of the CID. “I anticipate an even stronger turnout for the second meeting Feb. 26, and hope Tucker-Northlake residents and business owners who have not yet taken the online survey will spend a few minutes on the website (https://sites.google.com/site/tuckernorthlakecidstudy/) so their voices can be heard.”

The study area encompasses approximately 2,600 acres and includes downtown Tucker, Northlake Mall, The LaVista Road/I-285 interchange, the Northlake Parkway/I-285 interchange, Northlake Tower Festival Shopping Center, Briarcliff Village Shopping Center and Emory Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. The Sizemore Group’s work will build on the findings of previous Livable Centers Initiatives, and will include a market analysis, as well as recommendations for creating multi-modal transportation options, better access to businesses and more connectivity between neighborhoods and the commercial district. A final public meeting to be held in March will be announced on www.TuckerNorthlakeCID.com.

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 $160 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. 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. www.tuckernorthlakecid.com