Milton Hosts Final Workshop on GA 9 Corridor Land Use
A draft plan completed with public input will be presented to Milton City Council on March 12.
Milton and Alpharetta residents have one more crack tonight at helping to create a plan to shape the future of the corridor along GA 9 from Bethany Bend south to Mayfield and east to GA 400–and including Deerfield Parkway. Milton City Hall will host the fourth and final meeting of the GA 9 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study.
This 6 p.m. public meeting will bring to an end the study's public workshop process.
The study is funded by a $100,000 LCI grant (with a $25,000 city match) awarded to Milton by the Atlanta Regional Commission in February 2011. Alpharetta is included in the study area and is participating in the LCI with Milton.
The LCI draft plan is intended to determine strategies linking transportation improvements with land-use development to help improve the livability and sustainability of the area. Bike trails, greenways, streetscapes and lands uses including office, commercial retail and residential have been considered.
The draft plan, developed with public input from each of the four previous workshops and a few stakeholders' meetings, will be presented to Milton City Council at its work session on Monday, March 12.
But this won't be the last chance the public has to help direct the study. A public hearing will be held April 9 during which the public can comment on the draft plan. And staff will present the revised plan to City Council for approval on April 23.
After completion and adoption of the plan, the areas become eligible for additional money to implement the transportation projects identified in the study.