Pinckneyville Park group taking trip to Coke museum

NORCROSS - Travel with Pinckneyville Park Community Center to the new Coca-Cola Museum Monday.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $10, plus the $14 (plus tax) admission to museum. Remember to bring lunch money.

Registration is required. Call 770-417-2200 for more information.

The Pinckneyville Park Community Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.

ARC accepting applications for Livable Centers

ATLANTA - Construction of 33 percent of the region's office space, 4 percent of its housing units and more than 10 percent of its commercial space has occurred within Atlanta Regional Commission's Livable Centers Initiative project areas, demonstrating a regionwide demand for high-quality, walkable centers that give residents and workers the choice of living within walking distance of shops, restaurants and jobs.

Since the first LCI grants were awarded in 2000, more than 63,000 residential units, 11 million square feet of commercial space and 40 million square feet of office space are either planned, under construction or complete in these areas.

The ARC is now accepting applications for the next round of LCI studies. Completed LCI applications are due (not postmarked) Nov. 18, 2007 by 5 p.m. at ARC offices at 40 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303. Awarding of 2008 LCI studies will be announced in February.

The LCI program offers planning grants to communities willing to develop plans that explicitly link transportation improvements to land use strategies. Once plans are completed, these communities are eligible for a larger pot of federal funding to implement their projects.

To learn more about the region's many LCI communities or to download a study grant application, go to

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