A public open house, the last meeting in a series held over the last four months, to review the concept plan for the Conyers Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study concerning a portion of Conyers will take place on Thursday, June 4 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Conyers City Council Chambers.
“This is a culmination of what the residents living in the activity center and the public frequenting the activity center have said is important to them,” said Director of Planning and Inspection Services Marvin Flanigan. “We’ve had great attendance at our meetings to date and hope that the public will come out to see the final results at the open house.”
The preliminary findings from the study, which looked at the area of Conyers between Green Street and Interstate 20 and west of Ga. Highway 138, were presented to the Conyers mayor and council at the May 20 council meeting. A formal presentation detailing the study will be presented to the mayor and council at a future date.
“We’ll use the plan as a guide for development and redevelopment,” said Flanigan, of what the city might do with the study. “The city is already looking at a portion of it.”
The consultant team of Norcross-based Jordan, Jones and Goulding (JJ&G) has assisted with the facilitation of the public meetings.
In late 2008 the City of Conyers received a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to fund a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study about smart growth in a prime location, the Central Conyers Activity Center, for potential development or redevelopment.
The activity center is the area that is bordered by West Avenue, Dogwood Drive, Green Street and Highway 138.
Since February, a series of public meetings have been held and a “core team” of stakeholders within the study area have met several times to provide input and discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the area faces.
For more information on the Central Conyers Activity Center, contact Marvin Flanigan at (770) 929-4280 or visit www.jjg.com/conyersLCI.