Officials get go-ahead for Lilburn CID

LILBURN -- Lilburn Community Improvement District officials have the go-ahead to improve the corridor.

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently approved a Livable Centers Initiative study that business leaders engaged in as a first step to rehabbing the community. Now, the CID is eligible for transportation and supplemental funds from the commission.

"I applaud the efforts of the Lilburn CID to independently initiate and fund this study to improve the Greater Lilburn community," Dan Reuter, ARC's land use chief.

The task was set out during the very first meeting of the CID's board of directors last year and was mostly funded by county sales tax dollars.

"This study will give the Lilburn CID and Greater Lilburn a playbook to help us navigate the creation of a Boulevard of Opportunity," Executive Director Gerald McDowell said.

Last week, Gwinnett commissioners approved an expansion to the one-year-old CID, adding seven more commercial properties to the self-taxing district.