Livable Centers Initiative
The City of South Fulton has been awarded a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The LCI program is designed to support local jurisdictions in efforts to re-envision their communities as vibrant, walkable places that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide improved access to jobs and services.
The Old National Highway LCI project will analyze the changing economic and housing conditions surrounding the Old National Highway corridor, along with evaluating transportation demand reduction measures. The LCI Study will create a strategic action plan with the goals of:
- Encourage a diversity of housing, employment, commercial, shopping and recreation land uses at the transit station, local and regional center level accessible by people of all ages, abilities, and income levels
- Enhance access to a range of travel modes including transit, roadways, walking and biking and increase roadway connectivity to provide optimal access to all uses within the study area
- Foster public-private partnerships and sustained community support through an outreach process that promotes the involvement of all stakeholders, including those historically underserved or underrepresented
- Encourage mixed-income residential neighborhoods, employment, shopping, and recreation options
To find out more about the LCI Program including program goals, project implementation, applications and grant recipients, transportation projects, and planning studies, visit the Atlanta Regional Commission LCI page.
About the Old National Corridor
The Old National Highway (Georgia State Route 279) corridor, located nearby the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) and major interstates – Interstate-85 (I-85) and I-285, is a major arterial and commercial strip located in the within the cities of South Fulton and College Park. With planned investments into vital transportation and logistics facilities, the Old National Highway (SR 279) corridor is redeveloping, developing, sustaining, and growing a vibrant community on the I-85 and I-285 perimeter. Containing an active business community, surrounded by several housing subdivisions and complexes, offers more than 500 friendly establishments, which are conveniently located along the Old National Highway corridor and adjacent to I-85 and I-285.