The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development Plan establishes a framework for economic growth and revitalization for the CID area moving forward. Ultimately, the plan will help guide CID investment decisions and support the Stone Mountain CID in developing policies to accommodate emerging industry sectors and to redevelop a strong industrial and freight presence in the area. The study process began in June 2012.
Study Funding, Requirements, and Coordination
The study was a joint initiative of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant program and the Stone Mountain CID. The Stone Mountain CID was awarded a Plan 2040 LCI Innovation Study grant to develop the plan. As such, the LCI was carried out in coordination with the ARC and within the standards for LCIs. This was one of the first such grants administered by the ARC to help achieve regional goals for increased economic prosperity and livability.
The planning process was closely coordinated with the DeKalb County Departments of Economic Development and Planning and Sustainability as well as other strategic public and private partners.
The study area was consistent with the boundaries of the CID, including East Ponce de Leon Ave to the south and the Gwinnett County line to the north with Mountain Industrial Boulevard and US Highway 78 bisecting the district in the north-south and east-west directions. The study area included the newly incorporated portion of the CID, which extends the CID boundary northward to the Gwinnett County line. [Map]
Business Environment Survey
The planning team conducted an online survey to gather additional information on the needs and opportunities of the planning area, particularly as it relates to improving the business environment. The survey was voluntary and targeted to area property owners, businesses, potential investors, community organizations, and institutional partners with an interest in promoting the area’s future success. The survey closed on October 12, 2012. [Survey Results]
Final Report /Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development Plan
The final report is a compilation of the study methodology, associated supporting write-ups, and the final product, the Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development Plan. The final report and associated appendices are posted for public review. [Download report files]
The Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development Plan not only serves as an area-specific infrastructure investment and economic development policy guide for the CID and DeKalb County, but it will also demonstrate to interested investors and businesses the public and private commitment to the future success of the area.
Related Documents & Maps
- CID Map
- Land Use, Design and Transportation Maps