DeKalb hosts Memorial Drive revitalization design workshop

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Representatives from DeKalb County’s Department of Planning will begin presenting ideas and conceptual ideas this evening as a freeform workshop that looks at the future of the Memorial Drive corridor wraps up.

The workshop was scheduled today,  Aug. 21, from 1 to 8 p.m., at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston.

Representatives from the county’s Department of Planning and Sustainability and POND consultant planning teamspent today working in real-time to develop conceptual ideas for the future of the corridor based on citizens’ feedback.

Here’s what’s scheduled for the remainder of the session:

5–7 p.m., Open House. The planning team will present ideas developed during the afternoon and look for feedback.

  • 7–8 p.m., Presentations. The planning team will develop brief presentations to summarize ideas captured and establish the next steps in the planning process.

In 2018, DeKalb Commissioner Steve Bradshawallocated $140,000 of District 4 reserves for a study. That was augmented by a $34,500 allocation from the DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability Department, which, along with the POND consultant planning team, is developing strategies to enhance the long-term economic viability of its Memorial Drive corridor.


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