ARC's Livable Centers Initiative Awarded to Chamblee and Doraville
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $800,000 in Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study grants to nine metro Atlanta communities , including the City of Chamblee and the City of Doraville. The grant, in the amount of $96,000 will be for a study that supplements existing plans in both cities and will help develop a plan and process to revitalize Buford Highway, addressing connectivity, affordable housing and pedestrian safety.
Chamblee and Doraville are both cities that have seen recent growth with annexation of surrounding neighborhoods as well as interest in new construction. Both cities have a MARTA rail station around which they have done previous LCI studies. Chamblee currently has several projects underway close to their MARTA station. Doraville just approved a streetscape project for New Peachtree Road, mostly in front of their MARTA station that will eventually connect to the Assembly Doraville project on the other side of the MARTA station. You can find other posts about the Assembly Project here.
Both cities offer older neighborhoods with unique housing, such as mid-century designs, along with great access to major roads, including I-285 and I-85.
Chamblee has numerous in-fill new housing construction projects either planned, or already through the approval process. Doraville's big project lies in the redevelopment of the former GM Doraville Assembly Plant, now named Assembly Doraville, which is 135 contigous acres of land next to the MARTA station as well as I-285.