Lilburn CID Projects Update

The Lilburn CID is continuing to take the lead on enhancements that increase property values and create investment opportunities throughout the district. Here is a short update on a number of CID-sponsored initiatives:

Lilburn Industrial Way: The CID is working with property owners and city leaders to reconstruct this commercial corridor to better serve businesses and their clients. Plans include new curbs, new gutters, reconstruction of existing driveways, drainage improvements, road resurfacing, improved lighting, and other infrastructure upgrades such as increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill Road intersection. The CID is pursuing necessary legal agreements to allow county sales taxes to be used for the planning and design costs of these projects. CID leaders will continue meeting with property owners to formulate the best possible plans to improve access to the area.

Landscaping: Landscaping designs for the three key Highway 29 intersections – Rockbridge Road, Indian Trail-Lilburn Road and Beaver Ruin Road (including the median on Indian Trail-Lilburn Road near Hillcrest Road) have been completed, and the CID has applied for the appropriate county and state permits to allow the work to proceed. Once plans are permitted, CID-contracted landscaping professionals will install and maintain plantings that will provide an attractive, consistent appearance throughout the district.

Intersection upgrades: Transportation engineers, contracted by the CID, have completed plans to increase safety and traffic flow at Highway 29’s intersection with Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The CID will submit these plans to the citizens review committee before making sales tax-funding recommendations to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The Jimmy Carter Boulevard plans would create additional dual left turn lanes, new sidewalks and enhanced traffic signal operations.

Lilburn Industrial Way — Economic Development Infrastructure Project

The CID is working with property owners and city leaders on long-range plans to substantially enhance Lilburn Industrial Way. In early 2017, preliminary planning will begin for reconstructing the road to better accommodate tractor trailers and other vehicles accessing the area’s commercial operations.

Reconstruction improvements will include curbs and gutters, stormwater drainage, resurfacing and striping, roadway lighting and a more durable roadway pavement that will accommodate the heavy truck usage of the road. The project will also focus on increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill and Lilburn Industrial Boulevard intersection as well as reconstruction of driveways to accommodate the movement of larger trucks and tractor trailers.

The CID will also evaluate the need for a traffic signal at the intersection with Killian Hill, and provide the analysis to Gwinnett County for their review and decision. The proposed improvements have been developed in association with the City of Lilburn, and the construction improvements will be funded by the city’s 2016 SPLOST allocation from Gwinnett County. The planning and design plan development for this project is funded through a combination of Lilburn CID funds and Gwinnett County’s 2009 SPLOST Planning allocation to the Lilburn CID.

At the same time, the CID is meeting with Lilburn Industrial property owners to discuss necessary individual improvements such as fencing repairs and debris removal. The CID is committed to promoting the area’s overall appeal to better serve existing property owners and attract new investors.

Special thanks to everyone who participating in the Lilburn Industrial Way planning meetings:

Steve Faber
Christine Fritts
Sammy Gebremeskel
Donald Gober
Sonia Greaux
Howard Lin
Fredrick Lott
Jeff Maddox
Brent McGuffey
Matt Oldroyd
Carol Osentaski
David Pararo
Pat Schultz

If you would like to join this group, please contact Lilburn CID Executive Director Emory Morsberger at 770-409- 8100.

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Incredible Corridor Initiative Crosses CID Boundaries

Leaders of the Lilburn, Stone Mountain and Gwinnett Village CIDs continue to find areas of cooperation and coordination across their district and county boundaries. Unifying efforts targeting the spaces along Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Jimmy Carter Boulevard will contribute to single, unified Incredible Corridor serving all commercial property owners within the three CIDs. The Incredible Corridor concept will continue to develop and become even more vital as the I-285- Ga. 400 construction project pushes drivers into the outer ring of cross-town commuting routes.

Lilburn CID Executive Director Emory Morsberger can provide more information to those who are interested in the Incredible Corridor initiative. Contact him at 770-409- 8100 for more information.

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CID Focused on Corridor Cleanup

The Lilburn CID is expanding its maintenance program to keep the district clean. In the coming year, the CID plans to increase the frequency of litter and debris removal from twice monthly sweeps to a weekly schedule.

Workers cutting grass in right-of-wayAlong with additional cleanups, the CID will increase the frequency of its mowing and weeding services. Currently, some Lawrenceville Highway areas are only mowed three to four times per year even with the combined efforts of the state and county. The CID will work closely with the city and county to fill in the gaps between mowing sessions, as needed.

Plans are also underway to add enhanced landscape features to key corridor intersections on U.S. Highway 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) this winter. The CID is working with its landscaping designers to establish a unified and attractive landscaping plan that will be deployed once drought restrictions have been eased.

Districtwide litter clearing, regular curb appeal maintenance and improved landscaping are top priorities set by the CID’s Board of Directors and requested by commercial property owners. These efforts directly support increased value to benefit property and business owners.

CID seeks proposals for traffic and pedestrian improvements on Hwy 29

The Lilburn Community Improvement District (LCID) is seeking to implement traffic and pedestrian operational improvements at two locations on US Highway 29 (Lawrenceville Highway). The planning and engineering tasks requested from the consulting community will be utilized by the Lilburn Community Improvement District Board of Directors and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation in determining the appropriate infrastructure improvements at the intersections of (1) US Highway 29/Jimmy Carter Boulevard and (2) Ronald Reagan southbound off-ramp at US Highway 29.

The LCID is requesting proposals from experienced and qualified professional engineering firms to provide operational analysis, a signal warrant study, a concept plan and scoping report including development of signal plans, and related services.

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