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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:44 am

The city of Chamblee has been awarded an $80,000 grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission to update its Livable Center Initiative (LCI) plan.

According to Joel Reed, the city’s acting director of development, Chamblee completed an LCI study in 2000.

“Chamblee studied the area surrounding its MARTA rail station,” Reed said. “The original LCI was completed at a time of rapid growth and economic development in the Atlanta metropolitan region, and Chamblee wished to position itself to take advantage of this growth.”

The goal of the original LCI study was to capitalize on the region’s growth and create a dense, mixed-use, walkable environment to spur investment in Chamblee.

The city pursued LCI funding in order to encourage new development and infrastructure around the MARTA station.

“As a result of the study, Chamblee has seen significant investment around the station, producing new high-quality, well-designed development in a pedestrian-oriented environment,” Reed said.

“The study will further the success of the City Center through integration of a complete streets network. This network will link major employment centers such as the CDC and Peachtree-DeKalb Airport to the study area, as well as provide a strong connection to Chamblee High School, many of whose students traverse the study area daily by arriving on MARTA and connecting by foot to the high school.”

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