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Gwinnett Place CID gets money to fund overlay

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District won a $35,000 grant to create an overlay district for the area.

The funds, from the Atlanta Regional Commission, will be used to create a district that differs from the county's standard, CID Director Joe Allen said.

"We're wanting something that will meet the unique needs of Gwinnett Place," he said. "What that is, we don't know."

A group of local stake holders will discuss potential proposals and what could be used in an overlay district that would benefit the area. Allen said it is part of a master plan that is in the works.

"It's one way we're trying to be an advocate for the area, to help set the direction of the area for the next 20 years," he said. "We want this to be the urban core of Gwinnett County."

Considerations for the district include possible rewards for developers that choose to revitalize the area. The CID will also contribute $35,000 toward creating the plan.