SNELLVILLE – The city is updating its Towne Center Livable Centers Initiative Plan and is seeking input from community members about their priorities for the Towne Center.
The updated LCI plan will guide the City’s efforts to create a livable, walkable heart of the community by establishing priorities and creating a work program for the next five years. The survey is live now through Sept. 30 and is available at www.snellville2040.org/participate.
This effort is a continuation of previous plans for the Towne Center area, which began in 2003 as part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s LCI Grant Program. The program is designed to incentivize cities 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. Participating communities are required to create a plan to achieve these goals and update it every five years to remain in good standing and eligible to receive program funding for transportation improvements.
Snellville’s Towne Center LCI Plan was last updated in 2013 and must be updated this year to maintain its LCI status. The update will incorporate the latest community feedback, ongoing initiatives, recent issues and market realities, and new project ideas into an actionable five-year work program. More information about the LCI program is available at https://atlantaregional.org/community-development/livable-centers-initiative.
The city has already begun soliciting input about the next steps for the LCI plan with a booth at the Snellville Farmers Market on Aug. 4 and with input from the Community Task Force, a group comprised of community members and elected officials that meets regularly to guide the development of the LCI plan and the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The next opportunity for the community to engage in the LCI and Comprehensive Plan updates will be an open house on Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Snellville City Hall Community Room.
For more information visit the project website at www.snellville2040.org.