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Buford Highway Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study
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1st Community Forum for the Buford Highway Masterplan:
          Date:            Wednesday, October 12, from 7-9 p.m.
          Location:    Canton House, 4825 Buford Highway in Chamblee

The Atlanta Regional Commission and the Cities of Chamblee and Doraville are hosting an evening gathering on Buford Highway to imagine the future of the area as a vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming place for everyone. Residents, business owners, community members, and interested guests are invited to participate in the first Community Forum for the Buford Highway Masterplan. Appetizers and drinks will be served. 

The forum will provide a public opportunity for Buford Highway community members to come together to share their appreciation of the area as well as ideas and dreams for the future of Buford Highway. The planning team leading the Buford Highway Masterplan will discuss the planning process, the plan’s objectives, and opportunities for everyone to become more involved in shaping Buford Highway.

“The Buford Highway corridor is a truly unique place, and the Buford Highway Masterplan will provide a visionary blueprint to make this area even more incredible for everyone,” said lead planner and urban designer Aaron Fortner. “We are excited about this opportunity for Buford Highway community members and business owners to meet one another and share their dreams in a fun environment."

The purpose of the Buford Highway Masterplan is to provide a community-based vision and plan to revitalize and enhance the Buford Highway corridor by promoting Buford Highway’s multicultural diversity while advancing multimodal forms of transportation, increased mobility and safety, and an enhanced quality of life, including housing opportunities, for residents, workers, and visitors of all ages and incomes.

 The planning and community engagement process will run from September 2016 through February 2017. 

The Buford Highway Masterplan is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI), a program that helps communities envision and fund sustainable growth through planning studies and transportation projects in metro area downtowns, activity centers, and corridors.

Project Background
In February 2016, the cities of Chamblee and Doraville were awarded $96,000 in federal transportation funds for a new Livable Centers Initiative Study for the Buford Highway corridor.  The grant provides 80 percent of funding for the study, with each city providing a 20 percent match (the total investment for the study is $120,000).  Although this is a joint project with both cities, the main point of contact will be the City of Doraville.

Visit the Map PDFs page for a map of the LCI study area.

Following a competitive RFP bid process, a consultant team was selected to assist both cities in conducting the Study.  The LCI consultant team is comprised of:

  • Sixpitch
  • WeLoveBuHi
  • Perez Planning + Design
  • Nelson Nygaard
  • Canvas Planning Group
  • Mosaic Urban Partners