What is the LCI program?
The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission which awards planning and implementation grants to enhance communities. The goal of the program is to promote development practices that support increased use of all transportation modes to help reduce emissions and meet air quality requirements. LCI studies include an analysis of land use, transportation, and the real estate market, paired with a collaborative process with the community and stakeholders to develop plan recommendations. The LCI program also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in LCI plans.
What is the Study Area?
As shown in the map, the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI study area is located southeast of Downtown Atlanta and lies within City Council Districts 1, 4 and 12, and in Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) V and W. The study area is approximately one thousand three hundred forty (1,340) acres encompassing all or portions of the Summerhill, Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, and Grant Park neighborhoods. In addition, the study area includes all of the Stadium Neighborhoods Tax Allocation District (TAD).
How was the LCI study funded?
The Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI is a joint planning effort of the City of Atlanta and Invest Atlanta. The study is funded with Federal Highway funding through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as well as the City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Atlanta Fulton Country Recreation Authority (AFCRA) has also provided in-kind contributions such as the use of FanPlex for public meetings.