City of Suwanee Receives LCI Planning Grant from Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded a $160,000 grant to develop a concept for a contiguous pedestrian and bicycle loop around Suwanee. The loop will connect Suwanee neighborhoods to the Suwanee Greenway and downtown Suwanee, as well as connect the downtown to other planned regional trails.
The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grants are designed to help communities become more vibrant, walkable places that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide improved access to jobs and services. Upon completion of the study, Suwanee will be eligible to apply for federal transportation funding to help implement the plan.
“For nearly two decades, LCI grants have empowered communities across metro Atlanta to become more livable, walkable, and sustainable,” said Sam Shenbaga, Manager, Community Development Group at ARC. “The 2020 LCI grants are sure to spark innovation and creative thinking to foster an improved quality of life for residents.”
The City of Lawrenceville also received a $150,000 LCI grant for an update to its Downtown Master Plan that will build on an existing Lawrenceville LCI study, extending its boundaries to capture more redevelopment opportunities, examining parking and transportation issues within downtown Lawrenceville and integrating Smart City solutions.