This month the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID) replaced over 100 signs and posts in the Northlake area. The signs were replaced in the City of Tucker and in unincorporated DeKalb County. Rather than using the standard U channel poles, the CID installed all black posts with black backing on the signs and, in some locations, used decorative poles.

“The goal is to improve the look and feel of the area for everyone to enjoy,” says Tucker-Northlake CID Executive Director Matthew Lee. “If we want minimal results we can put in minimal effort, pretend to feel good about ourselves and go home. That’s not the reason the CID exists. We’re here to make a visible difference in the community and that means looking for opportunities for improvement at every level.”

The Tucker-Northlake CID began installing decorative street signs in Downtown Tucker through a partnership with the Tucker MainStreet Alliance in 2019.

This larger project at Northlake supports the same placemaking goals established in Downtown Tucker for a more attractive community. The project is more than just enhancing the aesthetics. The new diamond grade reflective signs provide better visibility for drivers both night and day.