Saturday, October 10, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN - Two Home Depots have joined the Lilburn Community Partnership, bringing the property value of those agreeing to join the proposed community improvement district to more than $100 million.
The two stores are located on U.S. Highway 29, one between Pleasant Hill and Beaver Ruin roads and one at Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
"We are excited to be a part of the Lilburn Community Partnership," said J.T. Rieves, regional vice president of the Mid-South region for The Home Depot. "Since the company was founded, The Home Depot has been committed to helping improve the communities where our associates live and work, and we look forward to working with the Lilburn Community Partnership to that end."
The Lilburn Community Partnership wants to form Gwinnett's fourth CID, a self-taxing district intent on improving the area.
To form a CID, which acts like a government, setting architectural standards, collecting taxes and adding amenities such as sidewalks and streetlights, the partnership needs consent from 50 percent of the property owners representing 75 percent of the assessed value.
"Our partnership with (The) Home Depot will have a positive impact on the Lilburn community and will encourage other property owners such as Wal-Mart to join us as well," said Gerald McDowell, executive director for the Lilburn Community Partnership. "The support from local property owners is overwhelming, representing $105 million in property value voluntarily signed so far.
"The success of the other CIDs has paved the way for us in Lilburn," he added. "Property owners understand that a CID is an investment that makes sense in these difficult economic times."