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ARC To Assist In North Point Planning Effort

Released June 26, 2018 03:36 PM
The City of Alpharetta will receive critical assistance from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to continue its efforts to redefine the North Point Retail District to ensure that area’s long-term success and viability.  Together, the City and ARC will develop guidelines for the creation of public spaces and the installation of public art in the area around North Point Mall.

The project was one of 13 selected for support through the ARC’s new Community Development Assistance Program.  The program will bring ARC staff and groups like the Urban Land Institute, Georgia Power, and Georgia Tech into partnership with the local community.

“We were greatly impressed with the diversity of projects submitted. Collaborating with local communities is a key way ARC is helping move the region forward,” said Mike Alexander, Director of ARC’s Center for Livable Communities.

The project continues the work begun through Alpharetta’s North Point Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) that was developed over a 6-month period that began in September 2017.  That effort actively engaged those who live, work, and play in Alpharetta to achieve a future vision for the district that reflects what those most likely to spend time there truly want.  The result was a plan designed to achieve a walkable environment where the kinds of experiences Alpharettans crave are created.

“We are very excited to continue to engage Alpharetta’s citizens to advance the vision they created through the North Point LCI process,” said Kathi Cook, Alpharetta’s Director of Community Development.  “The assistance we will be getting from the ARC brings to bear resources that would typically cost local tax payers thousands of dollars that can now be allocated to other needs.”

For more information on the North Point LCI, please visit www.alpharetta.ga.us/lci.