Crime top concern at Indian Trail meeting

NORCROSS - A kickoff meeting meant to energize a community about the future of the Indian Trail corridor drew about 25 people last week, but the group's leader said he expects more momentum as the process moves forward.

The meeting was the starting point for a corridor study much like one that is being conducted for Jimmy Carter Boulevard said Chuck Warbington, the executive director of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District.

In that study, local residents and business owners met to discuss what problems they saw with the area - chiefly, traffic and crime - and created wish lists for green space, development and traffic fixes along the Jimmy Carter corridor.

Crime was also the top concern at the Indian Trail-Lilburn Road meeting, Warbington said. That and other issues will be discussed at the next community meeting, on Oct. 11.

Warbington said he hopes at least 50 people will attend that meeting to give input into the process.

The Gwinnett Village CID will also hold an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. It will be held at 1412 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 181, in Norcross. For more information, call 770-449-6515.