Lawrenceville corridor study to hold first public meeting Feb. 23

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Driving from Georgia Gwinnett College to downtown Lawrenceville can give you a headache as you sit in traffic on Highway 316 and wait through several red lights. The GGC-Downtown Lawrenceville Corridor Study wants to change that with a corridor along Collins Hill and Northdale roads for a shorter travel time.

The organizers of the study host the first of four public meetings at the Lawrenceville City Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday. They will give a presentation to introduce the changes that the study can bring and discuss the current conditions in the area.

According to the Corridor Study's website, the study will "lay the groundwork for corridor-specific development regulations and public investments, leverage regional transportation funding, achieve Livable Centers Initiative status from the Atlanta Regional Commission, engage community members in planning for the area via an inclusive outreach process and better define the type of redevelopment desired for the area."

There will be a session for the public to provide ideas for changes in transportation, land use and urban design.

The study should be completed by summer.

City Hall is located at 70 S. Clayton St. in Lawrenceville.

For more information, visit www.ggc-law-corridorstudy.com or email Amanda Hatton at amanda.hatton@jacobs.com or call 678-333-0476.